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AMAN BATHEJA Star-Telegram A North Texas lawmaker wants to limit the use of Taser stun guns by police officers, a move that law enforcement officers said could hamper police efforts to subdue uncontrolled suspects. State Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, filed a bill Thursday that...
Claudia Parsons REUTERS Iraqi soldiers bit the heads off frogs and ate the heart of a rabbit as signs of courage on Wednesday at a ceremony to transfer Najaf province, home to one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines, from U.S. to Iraqi control. A U.S. general called the transfer...
CNN.com A Virginia congressman will not apologize for writing that without immigration overhaul "there will be many more Muslims elected to office demanding the use of the Quran," his spokesman said. Republican Rep. Virgil Goode's letter to constituents also warns that without...
Fernando Quintero ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS The line of applicants hoping to fill jobs vacated by undocumented workers taken away by immigration agents at the Swift & Co. meat-processing plant earlier this week was out the door Thursday. Among them was Derrick Stegall, who...
LAURA B. MARTINEZ The Brownsville Herald Arthur Daniel Hayes had a white doctor’s coat. He had a building set up to look like a clinic. He had patients that came to him for medical services. What he didn’t have, investigators say, is a license to practice medicine. Hayes, 56,...
AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN A former Manor High School substitute teacher admitted in state district court Tuesday that he had oral sex with one student in 2004 and solicited oral sex from another in 2005. Under a deal with prosecutors, Andre L. Jones was sentenced to 10 years of...
Sharon Jayson USA TODAY Almost all Americans have premarital sex, says a report published Tuesday that analyzes federal data over time and suggests programs focusing on sexual abstinence until marriage may be unrealistic. "The reality of the situation is that most people had...
Robin Wright and Peter Baker THE WASHINGTON POST The Bush administration is split over the idea of a surge in troops to Iraq, with White House officials aggressively promoting the concept over the unanimous disagreement of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to U.S. officials...
ASSOCIATED PRESS Former employees are suing Swift & Co. for $23 million, alleging the meatpacking company conspired to keep wages down by hiring illegal immigrants. The 18 former employees are U.S. citizens who worked at a plant in Cactus, north of Amarillo, one of six...