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Swimmer Dies On South Padre Island

It was a Port Isabel resident who died while swimming in the Gulf at South Padre Island Tuesday afternoon. Beachgoers had spotted the man in knee-deep water, but unresponsive, near Beach Access 3. They pulled him out of the water, emergency personnel performed CPR, he was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. […]

NATIONAL

Applications For US Jobless Aid Tick Up To Still-Low 241,000

(AP) – Slightly more people sought US unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level that suggests the job market is healthy. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 241,000. The less-volatile four-week average ticked up 1,500 to 244,750. Applications are a proxy […]

WORLD

US Interrogates Detainees In Yemen Prisons Rife With Torture

(AP) – Former prisoners, Yemeni officials and rights lawyers say the United Arab Emirates and allied Yemeni forces have run a network of secret prisons across southern Yemen where hundreds of people detained in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared and where torture and abuse are widespread. Senior American defense officials say U.S. interrogators […]