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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

Facebook Wants To Nudge You Into ‘Meaningful’ Online Groups

(AP) – Now that Facebook is larger than any country, CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks the social network is ready to shepherd people into online communities that become integral parts of their lives. To make it happen, Facebook will try to do a better job placing its nearly 2 billion users in groups that bring together […]

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 […]