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Texas Sales Tax Holiday Set For First Weekend Of August

(AP) – The annual Texas sales tax holiday has been set for the first weekend in August as children prepare to return to classes.  The Texas comptroller’s office says the tax-free weekend, for a number of school-related items, will be Aug. 5-7. The law, as in previous years, exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and […]


Update: 1 San Diego Officer Dead Another Injured

(AP)- One police officer has died and another remains in surgery after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday. The San Diego Police Department gave an update on the officers on its Twitter account, but offered no additional details. The shooting occurred late Thursday night. There was no immediate word on […]


Pope Visits Auschwitz Death Camp

(AP) – Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler’s forces killed more than 1 million people, most of them Jews. Francis entered the camp on foot, walking slowly beneath the notorious gate […]