Mark and Charlie's Blog

President Bush basically ignored the subprime crisis while it was incubating. Last week, though, he unveiled a proposed fix -- and not a moment too soon. A month from now, $50 billion worth of adjustable rate mortgages will "reset" from the low interest rates at which they...
Sant S. Chatwal, an Indian American businessman, has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaigns, even as he battled governments on two continents to escape bankruptcy and millions of dollars in tax liens. The founder of the Bombay...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration can proceed with a plan to open the U.S. border to long haul Mexican trucks as early as next week after an appeals court rejected a bid by labor, consumer and environmental interests to block the initiative. ADVERTISEMENT The 9th...
NEW YORK (Aug. 30) - The housing boom may have ended, but even at its peak, it left legions of low-income, working families worse off in its wake. According to a new study from the Center for Housing Policy, an affiliation of the National Housing Conference, the percentage of...
Murder conviction for drunken driving defendant Defense had said unknown man caused crash by hitting car's accelerator. By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, August 31, 2007 A Travis County jury convicted Daniel Albert Talamantes of murder Thursday, unswayed by the...
Prostitution ring suspected at firehouses By Matthew Cella August 31, 2007 D.C. fire officials are investigating whether department employees have been running a prostitution ring out of several of the city's firehouses. "The allegation is being taken seriously. It is being...
Cross-dressing student allowed to attend Dallas school 10:46 AM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 From WFAA-TV Staff DALLAS — A student at Sunset High School arrived for a second time Wednesday morning trying to register for class. But it's what 17-year-old Luis Valderamma wears...
Judge: Former astronaut can remove monitoring bracelet 06:21 PM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 ORLANDO, Fla. - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak can remove an electronic monitoring bracelet from her ankle while she awaits trial on charges she attacked a romantic rival, a judge ruled...
Christoval ex-coach gives up teaching with teen-sex plea SAN ANGELO, Texas — A woman who worked as a physical education teacher and an athletic trainer in Christoval has agreed to seven years of deferred adjudication as part of a plea agreement on one count of having an improper...