Jury selection to start in Texas ‘Baby Grace’ case
GALVESTON (AP) — A mother accused of brutally beating her 2-year-old daughter to death and then dumping her in Galveston Bay faces life without parole if convicted of capital murder in the “Baby Grace” case.
January 26, 2009
Fight building up over judges redoing mortgages
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most congressional Democrats say the quickest way to save homeowners like Troy Butler of Saginaw, Mich., is to let them declare bankruptcy and allow judges to dictate new mortgage terms.
States may gain power over emissions standards
WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging into energy policy, President Barack Obama is poised to give states a freer hand in curbing emissions from cars, and to get his government moving on fuel-efficiency standards that could remake the auto industry.
January 26, 2009
Testimony begins on evolution
AUSTIN (AP) — A public hearing covering how evolution should be taught in Texas public schools is under way before the State Board of Education in Austin.
January 22, 2009
Crowd control could cost $1M at Bush’s Dallas home
DALLAS (AP) — The cost to provide police officers around the clock for one year at former President George W. Bush’s new home in an affluent Dallas neighborhood could reach $1 million, according to Police Chief David Kunkle.
NC man gets $35,000 for Bush library domain name
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Web developer George Huger says he turned $5 into $35,000 when he bought the expired Internet domain name for former President George W. Bush’s presidential library and then sold it back.
Bush commutes sentences of former U.S. border agents
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday granted early prison releases to two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer fueled the national debate over illegal immigration.
A little over a decade ago, federal prosecutors used keystroke logging software to steal the encryption password of an alleged New Jersey mobster, Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., so they could get evidence from his computer to be used at his trial.