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Brownsville Firm To Turn The USS Independence Into Scrap

The Port of Brownsville will be the final destination for yet another of the U-S Navy’s supercarriers. International Shipbreaking Limited has won another contract to scrap another Forrestal-class aircraft carrier. The USS Independence is expected to be towed into the Port of Brownsville around mid-March of next year for dismantling. Under the contract, the Navy […]

NATIONAL

Court: Gays Can Seek Parental Rights For Nonbiological Kids

(AP) – New York’s highest court has expanded the definition of parenthood by ruling that former same-sex couples have the right to seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or adoptive parent.  The Court of Appeals decision Tuesday resolves two cases of former same-sex couples in which the biological mothers […]

WORLD

UPDATE: Quake Victims Mourned At Mass Funeral

(AP) – Wails of grief have been heard from families as the funeral for dozens of victims of Italy’s earthquake got under way in the shadow of the quake-destroyed buildings in Amatrice.  The names of the victims were read out Tuesday at the start of the Italian state funeral in the town hardest hit by […]