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Will Congress extend the wildly popular $8,000 home buyer tax credit beyond its Dec. 1 expiration date? That's a question generating huge pressure on Capitol Hill from would-be buyers who haven't found the right house as well as from realty agents,...
It may not have made a big splash on network news or in print, but for real estate it was the equivalent of a congressional declaration of war against mortgage fraud. Just as security and intelligence agencies were given huge funding boosts by Congress...
Times Staff WriterThe fireweed began each spring as tufts of hairy growth and spread across the seafloor fast enough to cover a football field in an hour. When fishermen touched it, their skin broke out in searing welts. Their lips blistered and peeled. Their eyes...
Tags: Wetlands, Water Pollution, Norway, Farms, Emergency Incidents
Tribune reporterKaren Thiel just wanted to see well without wearing contact lenses. Instead she became the victim of a botched procedure that seriously injured her cornea and resulted in persistent pain, a series of eye infections and permanent vision loss. Ten years...
Tags: Illinois, Crimes, Chicago, Trials, Drugs and Medicines
Two men claim they've bagged Bigfoot, and they say they have the hairy corpse of the legendary creature stored away in a freezer. Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer say they stumbled across the corpse in the woods of northern Georgia, across the country from the...
Marc Weinstein is a utility grip on the set of "The Glades," where he said he's known as "the man who is in charge of everything important." An auto technician who's become a lighting and rigging handler, Weinstein helps make sure the camera and lighting...
Tags: Broward County, California, Boynton Beach, Dania Beach, Crimes
Los Angeles TimesPUEBLO, CO. -- The “Dougherty gang,” accused of carrying out a multi-state crime rampage that set off a national manhunt, was sentenced to prison in Colorado on Monday and will probably be extradited to Georgia to face more charges. Ryan Dougherty, 22,...
Tags: Trials, Punishment, Texas, Defense, Crime, Law and Justice
Times Staff WriterChad Hodge Craig had never been so put out with his sister. She was the most accessible person he knew. They spoke virtually every day, and though he was in Georgia and she was in Texas, he never had trouble tracking her down. This day, of all days,...
Tags: Father's Day, Death, Charity, Family, Texas
Times Staff WriterChad and David Craig fidgeted in the waiting room like expectant fathers, which is, after all, what they were. Just down the hall, in a sterile surgical suite, a young woman they had met only once had her legs up in stirrups. Dr. Suheil J. Muasher, a...
Tags: Charity, Elections, Washington Monument, Family, Maryland
The Florida Gators picked up their 14th commitment of the 2012 recruiting class with the pledge of Boiling Springs (N.C.) Crest safety Rhaheim Ledbetter on Friday morning. A happy day in Gainesville, no doubt. That all changed Friday night. A pair of...
Senior wide receiver Avery Johnson showed why he's the No. 1-ranked pass catcher in the state Saturday at the UCF 7-on-7 tournament. What he does on the field, however, was already a well-known fact about 6-foot-3 the Pompano Beach Blanche Ely star. What...
Tags: Athletes, Avery Johnson, St. Cloud, Delray Beach, Alabama
Staff WritersFlorida's child welfare system has been unable to locate more than 500 children under its care, some of them missing for a decade or more. But a Sun-Sentinel search for 24 South Florida children on the missing list turned up nine -- two in under three...
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