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  • New York Adds 'Texting Zones' to Distracted-Driving Arsenal

     
    Some have called it a pragmatic approach. Others, namely the news satirists at The Onion, have mocked it. Whether visionary or absurd, the state of New York is adopting a sort of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" attitude...
  • Palm Beach jail debacle: Big bucks for fewer beds

     
    How does a county spend big bucks on a jail expansion that leaves the county with fewer jail beds than when it started? Just ask Palm Beach County, which has managed the trick with its recent troubled jail construction project,...

    Wanted: DNA of everyone arrested

     
    by Mark Silva A mug-shot and a set of finger-prints won't be enough at the booking desk anymore. The government is demanding DNA as well. "The attorney general is directing all agencies of the United States that arrest or detain...

    Jim Webb's fighting political manifesto

     
    by David Lerman In his new book, Virginia Sen. Jim Webb describes an America that lacks a coherent national security strategy while bogged down in a war that should never have been fought. It is a country, he says, where...

    Bush: 'We can reach peace... this year'

     
    by Mark Silva SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - President Bush, concluding a five-day tour of the Middle East, voiced increased confidence that Israeli and Palestinian leaders can agree upon the outlines of a new Palestine state by the end of this...