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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 […]


UPDATE: Clinton Thanks Sanders And Supporters

(AP)- Hillary Clinton says she’s heard the views of Bernie Sanders’ steadfast supporters and says their cause is her cause.  She’s giving her presidential acceptance speech at the Democratic convention after a hard-fought race with the Vermont senator.  She’s praising Sanders for putting economic and social justice issues “front and center” – where she says […]


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. […]