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Texas Troopers To Increase Patrols Over Labor Day Weekend

(AP) – Texas troopers will increase patrols over the Labor Day holiday weekend to crack down on drunken drivers and other traffic violators.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says the enhanced enforcement period begins Friday and runs through Labor Day next Monday. DPS announced that troopers, during last year’s Labor Day holiday weekend, made […]


Maine GOP Leaders Call For Closed-Door Meeting With Governor

(AP) – Republican leaders in Maine are calling for a closed-door meeting with GOP Gov. Paul LePage, who sparked outrage last week by leaving an obscenity-laced voicemail for a Democratic legislator and threatening violence.  Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau says LePage should take “corrective action” for his “unacceptable” conduct. He says he hopes legislators don’t […]


European Ships Rescue Thousands Of Migrants Off Libyan Coast

(AP) — Spanish and Italian naval ships, along with vessels from non-government groups, are rescuing thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast. Monday’s dramatic operation is taking place just 21 kilometers (13 miles) north of the town of Sabratha in Libya. Groups such as Proactiva Open Arms and Doctors Without Borders are helping take on […]