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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. […]


Attitudes, Legal Standards Help Make Police Convictions Rare

(AP) – In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths. Jurors last week acquitted the Minnesota officer who fatally shot Philando Castile. Then on Wednesday, a jury acquitted a black […]


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 […]