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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...
Illegal aliens held in N.C. raid face ID charges Updated 16h 7m ago | Comments 29 | Recommend 2 E-mail | Save | Print | RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All but four of the 29 illegal immigrants arrested last week in a raid targeting workers at the world's largest hog processing plant had...
Secret Signals: How Gay Men Cruise for Sex When Men Cruise for Sex in Public Places, Police Take Notice and Gays Say It's Unfair While many Americans may only be vaguely familiar with the idea of "cruising," there is a secret world of sex between men that exists in public places...
The Most Dangerous City Two years after Katrina, New Orleans desperately needs law and order. Nicole Gelinas This week, President Bush will visit New Orleans to mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, as will Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama, John...
Brown gets raise, million-dollar bonuses Regents say they want to keep Brown at Texas for the long-term. Click-2-Listen By Suzanne Halliburton AMERICAN STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Texas football coach Mack Brown received a $300,000 raise Tuesday as part of a new,...