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Dan Morse THE WASHINGTON POST A 2-year-old boy was killed in Charles County over the weekend when the child-size all-terrain vehicle he was operating overturned on him, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said the boy was operating a Baja...
Vicki Buffolino KENS 5 Eyewitness News Sex education is a controversial topic. Trying to legislate what young Texas should learn is school is an even more sensitive topic. As it stands now, the state of Texas says sex education can and should be taught to kids as young as fourth...
SEAN GONSALVES Cape Cod Times Jasmine Tallman doesn't think she's even close to being overweight. Neither does the school nurse, really. Still, Jasmine, a 4-foot tall, 66-pound, third-grader at Hyannis Elementary School, was sent home last week with a letter stating she was ''at...
Michael Abramowitz THE WASHINGTON POST President Bush yesterday began promoting his plan to send more troops to Iraq, bringing more than 30 Republican senators to the White House as part of a major campaign to rally the American people behind another effort to stabilize the...
ASSOCIATED PRESS An Amarillo woman who mailed 78 pounds of marijuana to herself was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison today. Tiffany Joy Kelly, 28, pleaded guilty in October to one count of illegal use of a communication facility, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Dallas...
Rob Stein THE WASHINGTON POST A Texas company has started producing batches of ready-made embryos that single women and infertile couples can order after reviewing detailed information about the race, education, appearance, personality and other characteristics of the egg and...
By STEPHANIE SAUL Published: January 6, 2007 Too many dogs are lounging around at home all day while their owners work, then stuffing on table scraps in front of the television at night, so much so that veterinarians say there is an epidemic of canine obesity in this country...
Associated Press Sunday, January 7, 2007; Page A02 NEW YORK, Jan. 6 -- Toys 'R' Us Inc. agreed Saturday to award a Chinese American infant a $25,000 prize in a New Year's baby contest, days after the company disqualified the girl because her mother is not a legal U.S. resident...
By Robert Davis, USA TODAY Taser International today unveils a new model of its controversial stun gun designed for widespread use by regular folks. It's more affordable and small enough to be stashed in a purse or backpack. Critics and supporters have a lot to say about the...