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In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage. Bush didn't ask a single question during the final briefing before Katrina struck on Aug. 29, but he assured soon-to-be-battered state officials: "We are fully prepared."
San Antonio Main Plaza restoration ideas floated
The conceptual plan for the redevelopment, which Mayor Phil Hardberger said was meant to be a starting point and not the actual plan, calls for Commerce, Market, Main and Soledad streets to be closed, expanding the plaza from its current size of less than 1 acre to a green space of a little more than 3 acres from the River Walk to San Fernando Cathedral.
Supreme Court hears Texas GOP redistricting case today
Mexico City slams door on Sheraton that booted Cubans
Pressured by the U.S. Treasury Department, which took the position that American-owned companies needed to follow U.S. law in maintaining economic sanctions against Cuba, the hotel on Feb. 4 had expelled 16 Cubans who were in town to meet with American energy company officials.
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Tax man Jack Hrubetz of O'Brien's Tax Service will be here Thursday 11a-12n to answer your tax questions
|Former Playmate Smith charms Supreme Court
Inside the buttoned-down, no-cameras-allowed courtroom, the onetime Texas stripper, who has waged a fierce and often comical legal battle to inherit her late husband's fortune, was just another role player in heels and a conservative, knee-length black dress.
Geico's two rates: white-collar and blue-collar
Auto insurer charges more to consumers with less formal education and job status
Waco sinkhole becomes odd attraction
Bug endangers Canadian forest
Warming climate sparks beetle epidemic that is devastating millions of acres of trees. The mountain pine beetle has infested an area three times the size of Maryland, devastating swaths of lodgepole pines and reshaping the future of the forest and the communities in it.
Poll: 60% say U.S. invasion increased terror threat
An unprecedented poll of citizens in 35 countries (by the British Broadcasting Corp.) found a pervasive belief that the United States-led invasion of Iraq has increased the threat of terror attacks worldwide.
Veterans report mental distress
About a third of soldiers and Marines returning from Iraq have sought help, Army experts say
Guantanamo force-feeding tactics called torture
Lawyers for a captive at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, say their client was tortured to coerce him into abandoning a lengthy hunger strike, and they contend that tactics used to force-feed detainees explicitly violate a new federal law that bars cruel or degrading treatment of people in U.S. custody.
U.S. settles with 9/11 detainee for $300,000, lawyer says
Ready For Takeoff?
From Buck Rogers to 007, the jetpack has fueled our greatest personal-technology fantasies. For Juan Lozano, it has inspired a lifelong obsession
Bush approval rating nearing Nixon's levels
Only Nixon, at 27.5 percent in February 1974 — six months before he resigned — was less popular than Bush is now.
Recent White House missteps create rift with GOP legislators
Tensions between Republican lawmakers and the White House have reached an all-time high, say Republicans on Capitol Hill.
Even Sen. John Cornyn, the Texas Republican who is possibly the administration's most ardent supporter on Capitol Hill, criticized the White House's handling of the [ports] matter.
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Company installs super-loud train horns in cars
More know 'Simpsons' than First Amendment
Study: One in 1,000 can name five freedoms; 22% know all cartoon family members.
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