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Settlement Talks Underway In State Lawsuit Over Brownsville Plastic Bag Ban

The city of Brownsville and the Texas Attorney General’s Office are in talks to resolve their dispute over the city’s ordinance banning plastic bags. The discussions come a couple of weeks after Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Brownsville — calling the one-dollar bag ban fee an illegal sales tax. But Brownsville city officials dispute that, […]


Police Say 141 Pipeline Protesters Arrested

(AP) – Authorities have updated to 141 the number of people arrested when law enforcement officers evicted protesters from private property in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Donnell Hushka, a spokeswoman for the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, says most of the protesters were arrested for conspiracy to endanger by fire or explosion, […]


Syrian Rebels Launch Aleppo Offensive

(AP) – Syrian rebel groups say they have launched a large-scale offensive to break the government’s siege of eastern Aleppo, a contested city in the north of the country and the current focal point of the six-year war. The Islamic Front rebel coalition announced on Twitter Friday morning that the ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham group targeted […]