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Charles Babington WASHINGTON POST The Senate rejected by a single vote yesterday an effort to amend the Constitution to allow Congress to ban desecration of the American flag, after a two-day debate freighted with political calculations and sharp disputes over the limits of free...
ASSOCIATED PRESS Andrea Yates said her 6-month-old daughter was the easiest of her five children to drown and that she got mad when her 7-year-old son fought with her, one of her former cellmates testified Tuesday. Felicia Doe, who was in Yates' cell block in the Harris County...
KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS The Dallas Morning News The U.S. surgeon general handed advocates of smoke-free public places new ammunition Tuesday – a report declaring that separate smoking sections don't protect bystanders from the hazards posed by other people's tobacco smoke. While...
A Jacksonville man says he was duped and robbed by two girls after attempting to meet with a woman he met on the internet. The victim says he chatted online with a woman, known on her MySpace.com profile as “Natalia”, for two weeks before deciding to meet with her. He says her...
Charlie Goodyear San Francisco Chronicle That Styrofoam container keeping your coffee piping hot and your takeout sushi safely cool could be headed for the dustbin of history in "green" San Francisco next year under legislation being introduced today. Board of Supervisors...
Nicholas Riccardi LA Times The University of Colorado on Monday moved to fire a professor whose essay likening some victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to a Nazi caused a national outcry. Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor of the Boulder campus, delivered a notice of recommended...
Karen Kaplan LA Times Having one or more older brothers boosts the likelihood of a boy growing up to be gay — an effect due not to social factors, but biological events that occur in their mother's womb, according to a study published today. In an analysis of 905 men and their...
TERENCE HUNTAP Associated Press President Bush said Monday it was "disgraceful" that the news media had disclosed a secret CIA-Treasury program to track millions of financial records in search of terrorist suspects. The White House accused The New York Times of breaking a long...
TOM RAUM Associated Press A Pentagon troop withdrawal plan is among options being considered for Iraq, the White House said Monday. President Bush said U.S. troop levels will be determined by military commanders, the new Iraqi government and conditions on the ground. Bush told...