A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world\'s last communist states.
Rio Grande Valley citrus growers are getting some financial help in battling the vicious greening disease. More than 120-million dollars was included in the recently-passed congressional spending bill – 65 million of which will target the Asian citrus psyllid which transmits the tree killing disease. 59 million dollars will go toward fruit fly exclusion and […]
(AP) – Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires. Rob Talburt, assistant fire chief for the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District, says the 1,980-foot (600-meter) tower near Fordland collapsed Thursday. Missouri State University owns the tower and uses it […]
(AP) -Syrian state media says government forces have retaken control of a town in northeast Damascus after rebels departed to north Syria. Al-Ikhbariya TV showed footage of residents welcoming security forces into Dumayr after the last busload of Army of Islam rebels and their family members left to Jarablus, a town in north Syria. Jarablus […]