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ASSOCIATED PRESS Andrea Yates said her 6-month-old daughter was the easiest of her five children to drown and that she got mad when her 7-year-old son fought with her, one of her former cellmates testified Tuesday. Felicia Doe, who was in Yates' cell block in the Harris County...
Nicholas Riccardi LA Times The University of Colorado on Monday moved to fire a professor whose essay likening some victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to a Nazi caused a national outcry. Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor of the Boulder campus, delivered a notice of recommended...
Karen Kaplan LA Times Having one or more older brothers boosts the likelihood of a boy growing up to be gay — an effect due not to social factors, but biological events that occur in their mother's womb, according to a study published today. In an analysis of 905 men and their...
TERENCE HUNTAP Associated Press President Bush said Monday it was "disgraceful" that the news media had disclosed a secret CIA-Treasury program to track millions of financial records in search of terrorist suspects. The White House accused The New York Times of breaking a long...
TOM RAUM Associated Press A Pentagon troop withdrawal plan is among options being considered for Iraq, the White House said Monday. President Bush said U.S. troop levels will be determined by military commanders, the new Iraqi government and conditions on the ground. Bush told...
Charlie Goodyear San Francisco Chronicle That Styrofoam container keeping your coffee piping hot and your takeout sushi safely cool could be headed for the dustbin of history in "green" San Francisco next year under legislation being introduced today. Board of Supervisors...
SABRINA TAVERNISE The New York Times Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki presented a muted "national reconciliation" plan on Sunday that outlined a general direction for his new government, but offered neither a broad amnesty for insurgents nor any new options for members of...
TIMOTHY L. O'BRIEN and STEPHANIE SAUL The New York Times Warren E. Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and one of the world's wealthiest men, plans to donate the bulk of his $44 billion fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four other philanthropies...
ARLINGTON – Football may be king in these parts, but that doesn't mean much at the cash registers. A new statewide study co-written by a University of Texas at Arlington economist found that sales tax revenue drops by more than $560,000 every time a city hosts a regular-season...