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TERRENCE STUTZ The Dallas Morning News Like many Texans, Jeff Wentworth has had his share of close calls with other motorists paying more attention to their cellphones than the road. The San Antonio lawyer considers himself lucky that he has not had a collision with any of the...
ASSOCIATED PRESS Girls jumping rope chant "one less, one less," in TV commercials for the new cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil, vowing they will be one less cancer patient. But in the real world, Gardasil is getting used less than doctors would like. Pediatricians and...
ASSOCIATED PRESS As the popularity of stomach surgery has skyrocketed among obese adults, a growing number of doctors are asking, "Why not children, too?" For decades, the number of kids trying weight-loss surgery has been tiny. The operations themselves were risky, with a death...
Associated Press DEL RIO, Texas – A recent standoff between National Guardsmen and heavily armed outlaws along the Mexican border has rattled some troops and raised questions about the rules of engagement for soldiers sent to the border in what was supposed to be a backup role...
Josephine Hearn POLITICO.COM Rep. Loretta Sanchez has quit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, accusing the chairman, Rep. Joe Baca, of telling people she's a "whore." Baca denied the charge. In an interview with The Politico Wednesday, Sanchez, a California Democrat as is Baca,...
DIANNE SOLÍS and LAURENCE ILIFF The Dallas Morning News The amount of money that Mexican immigrants sent back to their homeland hit a record $23 billion in 2006 – suggesting a greater number of workers are sending more money home. Immigration experts attributed last year's 15...
Sharon Jayson USA TODAY Many young black Americans think the government treats most immigrants better than it treats most black people in the USA, according to a national study being released Thursday. It asked 15- to 25-year-olds about issues from politics and government to sex...
BRIAN ROGERS The Houston Chronicle A former Carver High School teacher was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for having sex three times with a male student. Shanikka Campbell, 26, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of sexual assault of a child. The first encounter...