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Brownsville Firm To Turn The USS Independence Into Scrap

The Port of Brownsville will be the final destination for yet another of the U-S Navy’s supercarriers. International Shipbreaking Limited has won another contract to scrap another Forrestal-class aircraft carrier. The USS Independence is expected to be towed into the Port of Brownsville around mid-March of next year for dismantling. Under the contract, the Navy […]


Feds Distribute $53 Million To Fight Opioid Problem

(AP) – The Obama administration says it will distribute $53 million to 44 states in an effort to curb opioid abuse. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says the funding will focus on reducing over-prescribing of pain killers, increasing access to treatment and making sure the antidote naloxone is widely available. The administration is […]


Malaysia Detains 3 Suspected Militants, Foils Attacks

(AP) – Malaysian police say they have foiled possible attacks on the eve of the country’s Independence Day with the detention of three suspected Islamic State members. Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar says the three men had planned to attack entertainment centers in Kuala Lumpur, a Hindu temple that is also a popular […]