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ATLANTA — At the world's busiest airport, plainclothes officers patrolling public restrooms in search of luggage thieves have instead uncovered a rash of other, more sordid crimes. The new restroom dragnet has led to the arrests of more than 30 people in three months for...
By TERRENCE STUTZ and STACI HUPP / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com and shupp@dallasnews.com Flabby schoolchildren would get more exercise under a Senate bill passed Wednesday that sets firm standards for daily physical education in kindergarten through the eighth...
By LORENA MONGELLI in Raleigh, N.C. and LUKAS I. ALPERT in New York April 12, 2007 -- North Carolina's chief law enforcer yesterday tossed the entire sensational and racially charged case against three Duke University lacrosse players, saying there was no evidence a sex attack...
By ERICKA MELLON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle High school students might want to hold onto those No. 2 pencils. Yes, state lawmakers are considering a plan to abolish the high-stakes TAKS exams in high school — but standardized tests are not going away. Under proposed...
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- Two co-workers at a central Florida school decided they wanted to be more than friends -- so they're now father and daughter. Over five years in the halls of Crest School in Citrus County, a love story unfolded. But the bond custodians Darlyn Beam and Bob...
By MELANIE AVE Published April 10, 2007 LARGO - Today is the day Barbara Morris dreaded would come. Against Morris' wishes, her 9-year-old violent grandson is supposed to return home from a psychiatric center after her efforts to find him a group home failed. And now the 61-year...
Obama's silence on Imus alarms some blacks Candidate faces first test on handling issues of race By Rick Klein and Joseph Williams, Globe Staff | April 11, 2007 WASHINGTON -- With the Rev. Al Sharpton leading calls Monday for radio host Don Imus to be fired over racially...
By PHILLIP RAWLS 04.10.07, 6:15 PM ET Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani hasn't done a lot of grocery shopping lately - at least based on his answers about the cost of milk and bread. Campaigning in Alabama on Tuesday, the former New York City mayor portrayed...
Climate change concert star Madonna accused of hypocrisy By RICHARD SIMPSON The stars of a major Live 8-style concert to raise awareness of climate change have been condemned as hypocrites for failing to lead environmentally friendly lives themselves. The likes of Madonna and...