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Texas Sales Tax Holiday Set For First Weekend Of August

(AP) – The annual Texas sales tax holiday has been set for the first weekend in August as children prepare to return to classes.  The Texas comptroller’s office says the tax-free weekend, for a number of school-related items, will be Aug. 5-7. The law, as in previous years, exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and […]

NATIONAL

GPS Tells Driver To Turn Around; Car Ends Up Almost Vertical

(AP) – Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to “turn around.”  The car was suspended almost vertically on guy wires attached to a utility pole in Mendon on Wednesday night. Police say 30-year-old Nabila Altahan of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was […]

WORLD

Federal Police In Brazil Arrest Man Suspected Of Links To Terrorism

(AP) – Brazilian federal police say they’ve arrested a 28-year-old Brazilian-Lebanese man suspected of ties to terrorism.  The attorney for Chaer Kalaun told journalists at Rio de Janeiro police headquarters that his client only posted messages on social media and never intended to attack the Olympics that start Aug. 5. Police didn’t describe possible charges. […]