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Capital Metro board backs away from fare increase plan Board tells transit agency staff to take time to analyze options. By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, September 21, 2007 Capital Metro board members pulled back from a proposed January fare increase on Thursday,...
Ga. man accused of feeding kittens, cats to pit bull Here's another item from our "Annals of Modern Depravity," if you dare. A 21-year-old Georgia man is accused of capturing kittens and cats and feeding them to his pit bull. Tye Hilmo was charged today with aggravated cruelty...
BOSTON (AP) - Troopers arrested an MIT student at gunpoint Friday after she walked into Logan International Airport wearing a computer circuit board and wiring on her sweatshirt. Authorities call it a fake bomb; she called it art. Star Simpson's attorney said the charges against...
Middle East Volcano By Charles Krauthammer On Sept. 6, something important happened in northern Syria. Problem is, no one knows exactly what. Except for those few who were involved, and they're not saying. We do know that Israel carried out an airstrike. How do we know it was...
Hillary Clinton: I'm not a lesbian Hillary Clinton officially declared she's not a lesbian - not that there's anything wrong with that. During an interview with The Advocate to be published next week, Sean Kennedy, the gay magazine's news and features editor, asked the...
Drivers test paying by mile instead of gas tax By Larry Copeland, USA TODAY Beginning early next year, drivers in six states will begin testing a new way to pay for roads and transit: Commuters will be charged for the miles they drive rather than paying taxes on gasoline...
Israel, U.S. Shared Data On Suspected Nuclear Site Bush Was Told of North Korean Presence in Syria, Sources Say By Glenn Kessler and Robin Wright Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, September 21, 2007; Page A01 Israel's decision to attack Syria on Sept. 6, bombing a suspected...
Senate denounces left-leaning group's anti-Petraeus ad Gary Martin Express-News Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday made a symbolic gesture when it voted overwhelmingly to denounce a paid political advertisement by the left-leaning group, MoveOn.org, which...
If you're trying to impress a girl, don't try sticking a rattlesnake in your mouth. Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland, Oregon, admits alcohol and a ``mixture of stupid stuff'' were involved in the stunt that almost cost him his life. Wilkinson says he had already downed...