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Lawmakers Ask Perry To Save Man From Execution SAN ANTONIO -- A host of state lawmakers came to the defense of a man Wednesday who is scheduled to be executed on Thursday in Huntsville for a 1996 murder. Kenneth Foster Jr. is scheduled to be put to death for his role in a drive-...
Study finds caution with dates online, but not in person Women seeking suitors on the Web take sexual risks once they meet, UT researcher says By ALEXIS GRANT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Women who date online are likely to take precautions to protect their personal safety...
Tapping Into The Secrets Of the Stall Experts Say Anonymous Sex In Public Places Is A Compulsive Behavior By Lynne Duke and DeNeen L. Brown Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, August 30, 2007; Page C01 Consider the bathroom stall, that utilitarian public enclosure of cold...
Katrina collects a bundle By Audrey Hudson and Sean Lengell August 30, 2007 The flow of federal dollars to the Gulf Coast two years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the region already exceeds what the U.S. spent on the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after World War...
Inside DCSNet, the FBI's Nationwide Eavesdropping Network Surveillance System Lets FBI Play Back Recordings as They Are Captured, Like TiVo By Ryan Singel Aug. 28 The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on...
Study: 9 Guns for Every 10 Americans Global Study Says Civilians Now Hold 650 Million Small Arms; About 270 Million in U.S. By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer GENEVA Aug 28, 2007 (AP) There are nine guns for every 10 people in the United States, with about 270 million...
Former astronaut Nowak to use insanity defense 03:12 PM CDT on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – Former astronaut Lisa Nowak is pursuing a temporary insanity defense on charges that she assaulted and tried to kidnap a romantic rival, according to a court...
In Mexico for trade talks, Perry blasts immigration policies By DUDLEY ALTHAUS Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Mexico City Bureau MEXICO CITY — Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S...
Idaho Senator Asserts: 'I Never Have Been Gay' GOP Leadership Seeks Ethics Inquiry By Paul Kane washingtonpost.com Staff Writer Wednesday, August 29, 2007; Page A01 Senate Republican leaders called for an ethics investigation of Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) yesterday as he dug...