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Ex-Texas Neurosurgeon Sentenced To Life For Maiming Patients

(AP) – A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.  The decision came Monday, almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted 44-year-old Christopher Duntsch of first-degree felony injury to an elderly person. Prosecutors alleged numerous cases […]

Several Tornadoes Hit Central Texas

(AP) – Authorities say severe storms have pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas, ripping the roofs from homes in San Antonio and toppling freight train cars near Austin.  No major injuries have been reported from the storms that moved across the area late Sunday and early Monday. Officials estimate the weather damaged roughly […]

Officer Killed Responding To Traffic Accident

(AP) – A huge crowd has gathered outside Whittier police headquarters to remember a veteran officer gunned down while responding to a car crash.  Hundreds of people showed up for Monday night’s candlelight vigil honoring Officer Keith Boyer. Authorities say a 26-year-old gang member recently released from jail killed his cousin, stole his car and […]

11 People Pass Through Unmanned Airport Security Checkpoint

(AP) – Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened Monday morning at Terminal 5. He says authorities identified three of the travelers, who […]

4 US Tourists And Pilot Killed In Australian Plane Crash

(AP) – An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before […]

Red Crescent: 74 Bodies Of Migrants Wash Ashore In Libya

(AP) – Libya’s Red Crescent says 74 bodies of migrants have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea.   The aid organization’s spokesman Mohammed al-Misrati told The Associated Press that the bodies washed ashore on Tuesday morning.   He says the circumstances involving the drowning of the migrants are not clear yet. […]

Iraqi Military Says Troops Consolidate Gains South Of Mosul

(AP) – A military spokesman says Iraqi forces are consolidating their gains south of Mosul ahead of moving deeper into the city’s Islamic State-held western half. The spokesman of the Joint Military Operation Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that nearly 123 square kilometers – about 47 square miles – […]

Trump’s New National Security Adviser A Soldier-Scholar

(AP) – President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars.  Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster also published an influential book that called out the U.S. government for “lies” that led to the Vietnam War.  The White House says McMaster will remain on active military duty […]

UT-RGV Partners With Weslaco To Move Into The Mid Valley

The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, with campuses in Brownsville and Edinburg, is now getting a footprint in the Mid Valley. The U-T Board of Regents has said ‘yes’ to a plan for UT-RGV to lease space in a soon-to-be-developed business incubator in Weslaco. Plans are for the university’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship to […]

Talks Underway To Re-Open Former Tent-City Prison As An Immigrant Detention Center

Could the former tent-city prison near Raymondville revert to its original purpose? According to the operator of the still-closed prison, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau has expressed interest in using it again for an immigrant detention center. ICE is said to considering the idea in light of an expected increase in immigrant detentions coming […]