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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

Qatar Airways Seeks 10 Pct Stake In American Airlines

(AP) – Qatar Airways is attempting to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines, triggering U.S. antitrust oversight over deals of such size. American said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the bid was unsolicited, but that there have been conversations between the CEOs of both airlines. Qatar submitted a filing under the Hart-Scott-Rodino […]

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 […]