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TSA's revealing X-ray screening raises privacy concerns By Thomas Frank, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The federal government plans this month to launch the nation's first airport screening system that takes potentially revealing X-ray photos of travelers in an effort to find bombs and...
Off-the-job smoker sues over firing Says company policy is a slippery slope By Sacha Pfeiffer, Globe Staff | November 30, 2006 A Buzzards Bay man has sued The Scotts Co. , the lawn care giant, for firing him after a drug test showed nicotine in his urine, indicating that he had...
School offering cars and trucks for good attendance CASPER, Wyo. – Sixteen-year-old Kaytie Christopherson was getting ready to do her homework on a Friday when she got a call that made a big improvement in her life: She had won a brand-new pickup truck for near-perfect school...
Appraisers see flaws in system Texas schools lost $4 billion last year because property appraisers are unable to judge the true market value of property, according to a new study. The solution, according to the state's property appraisal officials, is for the Legislature to...
On Monday December 4th at 8:10am Representative Leo Berman will join Austin's Morning News to discuss House Bill 28 that he filed this session. The bill would restrict state benefits to any illegal aliens and their children.
Vendors protest mandated currency changes for blind By Bryce Baschuk THE WASHINGTON TIMES November 30, 2006 The vending machine industry would have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars so its machines could handle new currency that blind people could use if a new ruling on U...
FEMA ordered to resume Katrina paymentsMATT APUZZO Associated Press WASHINGTON - Hurricane Katrina victims won two court battles this week but both victories could be short-lived. On Wednesday, a federal judge said the Bush administration must immediately resume housing payments...
The Internet is buzzing with rumors that Danny DeVito was inebriated during his Wednesday morning appearance on the daytime talk show "The View." The actor, who was on the show to promote his movie "Deck the Halls," admitted he had been partying with George Clooney the night...
Britney Keeps Flashing, Cameras Keep Clicking Spears Has Been Photographed Without Underwear Four Times in Less Than a Week Nov. 29, 2006 — Britney's gone bad. The former bubble-gum pop princess has turned into a panty-less menace. In less than a week, cameras have captured...