Mark and Charlie's Blog

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...
AUSTIN — State Trooper Todd Dylan Holmes was just 29 when he died in the line of duty. He wasn't killed in a shootout or scuffling with a suspect. Instead, his patrol car was struck broadside by an 18-wheeler when he tried to cross a highway to pursue another vehicle in East...
Board's ruling not seen as shift in favor of killers Commutation is only the fifth one recommended in more than 12 years By ROSANNA RUIZ and ALLAN TURNER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles' role in saving a San Antonio killer from execution...
Women warned about 'hot trend' of cosmetic genital surgery Physicians' group says procedures haven't been proved safe or effective 11:00 PM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 From Wire Reports CHICAGO – Issuing a strong warning to women, a prominent physicians' group stated Friday...
Student Suspended Over Stadium Prank A high school student who tricked football fans from a crosstown rival into holding up signs that together spelled out, "We Suck," was suspended for the prank, students said. Kyle Garchar, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in suburban...
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...