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...
Cross-dressing student allowed to attend Dallas school 10:46 AM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 From WFAA-TV Staff DALLAS — A student at Sunset High School arrived for a second time Wednesday morning trying to register for class. But it's what 17-year-old Luis Valderamma wears...
Judge: Former astronaut can remove monitoring bracelet 06:21 PM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 ORLANDO, Fla. - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak can remove an electronic monitoring bracelet from her ankle while she awaits trial on charges she attacked a romantic rival, a judge ruled...
Christoval ex-coach gives up teaching with teen-sex plea SAN ANGELO, Texas — A woman who worked as a physical education teacher and an athletic trainer in Christoval has agreed to seven years of deferred adjudication as part of a plea agreement on one count of having an improper...
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...