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LOCAL

Games Of Texas Underway

The games are off and running. Some 10,000 young athletes from across the state have begun their competitions here in the Rio Grande Valley in the annual Games of Texas. The 4-day Olympic-style competition is making its first visit to the Valley after several years in College Station. Tournaments are being held for swimming, cycling, […]

NATIONAL

Powerball’s Estimated Jackpot Hits $478 Million

(AP) – No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million. The next drawing will be Saturday. Nearly three months have passed without a winner of the big prize. The chance of winning the Powerball is incredibly small, at 292.2 million-to-1. But […]

WORLD

Russia’s Depleted Olympic Team Heads For Rio de Janeiro

(AP) – Russia’s much-depleted Olympic team has departed for the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro after dozens of its athletes were excluded amid the country’s doping scandal. Team members left on a charter flight Thursday morning from Moscow’s Sheremetevo airport to Brazil, a day after an emotional farewell ceremony with Russian President Vladimir Putin […]