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TERRENCE STUTZ The Dallas Morning News Texans would have a clear right to use deadly force to protect their homes, cars and businesses – if they believed their lives were threatened – under legislation tentatively approved Monday by the Senate. The measure would remove a current...
LA TIMES Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards pledged to run a "carbon neutral" campaign that would offset any contributions that it makes to global warming. The former senator often travels in private jets that spew carbon dioxide. He vowed to compensate for that, and...
ASSOCIATED PRESS A nonprofit that runs a national post-abortion telephone talk line has unveiled a series of electronic greeting cards that concerned friends and family can send to a woman after she chooses to terminate a pregnancy. "Women having abortions are calling our line...
John Kelly THE WASHINGTON POST Monica Hammock and Edwin Castillo did not have the best experience with the contractor they hired in 2003 to work on their Mount Pleasant rowhouse. In fact, they said it was a year-long, $30,000 nightmare. Where once Monica might have voiced her...
Diana Walsh SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE A smoker puffs on a cigarette near the train station in B... Donald Ray smokes a cigarette near the Caltrain station i... The most sweeping anti-smoking law in the world gets its first public airing tonight in the Peninsula city of Belmont,...
Jessica Silva KENS 5 Eyewitness News The Texas House of Representatives will take public comment on a proposed statewide smoking ban Tuesday. The ban would make it illegal to smoke in any public place or place of employment. San Antonio bar owners say they'll take a major hit in...
Tracy Dell'Angela CHICAGO TRIBUNE A health teacher made 8th graders read aloud explicit questions about oral sex and masturbation during a sex-education lesson at a suburban school this week, outraging parents who demanded the teacher be disciplined. The principal at Wolcott...
SHARON COOLIDGE ENQUIRER.COM Ricky Lackey has six children on the way. Don't call them sextuplets - they're each with different women. When Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh asked Lackey during sentencing Friday on a charge of attempted theft how many children he...
WILLIAM J. BROAD The New York Times Hollywood has a thing for Al Gore and his three-alarm film on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won an Academy Award for best documentary. So do many environmentalists, who praise him as a visionary, and many scientists, who laud...