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DC Appeals Court Blocks Teen’s Abortion Access

(AP) – A Washington appeals court is blocking for now an abortion sought by a 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Friday that the government should have until the evening of Oct. 31 to release the teenager to an […]

Second Suspect Formally Charged In Donna-Area Strip Club Killing

A second suspect is now in the Hidalgo County jail after being charged with murder in the shooting death of another man at a local strip club earlier this month. 22-year-old Gabriel Hernandez was arraigned Friday afternoon after being brought back from Louisiana where he’d been arrested several days after the shooting, and one day […]

Texas To Receive Nearly $58 Million In Federal Housing Funds

(AP) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is allocating to Texas $57.8 million in additional funds for clearing housing from areas flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Neal Rackleff is HUD’s assistant secretary for community planning and development. He said in a conference call Friday that the funds could be used to help buy […]

Man Dies After Being Shot By Officer During Struggle

(AP) – A 55-year-old man has died after he was shot by a Corpus Christi police officer when a traffic stop turned violent.  Dewboy Lister died early Friday from a single gunshot wound following about three hours of surgery. Police Chief Mike Markle released footage from a police body camera showing that an officer pulled […]

Nearly 200 Report Fireball Streaking Across Sky; Watch Video

(AP) – Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky.  The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a very bright meteor. The sighting comes […]

TV Academy May Expel Harvey Weinstein

(AP) – The Television Academy says it has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein.  The academy’s board of governors issued a statement Friday declaring that “sexual harassment in any form is abhorrent and totally unacceptable.” The academy, which bestows the Emmy awards, said a hearing has been set for November […]

Trump Drawing Of Empire State Building Sells For $16,000

(AP) – A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000.  Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper was created by Trump for a charity auction in Florida during the time he opened his Mar-a-Lago estate as a […]

Police Seek Motive In Poland Mall Stabbings

(AP) – A spokesman for Poland’s national police says investigators don’t yet know why a man attacked shoppers at a mall with a knife, killing one person and wounding seven others. Police spokesman Mariusz Ciarka said the 27-year-old Polish man wasn’t drunk when he attacked people at the VIVO! mall in his hometown in southern […]

Afghanistan President Condemns Mosque Attacks

(AP) – The Afghan president has issued a statement condemning the attacks on mosques in Kabul and in western Ghor province that killed at least 63 people during Friday prayers.  Ashraf Ghani says that the day’s attacks show that “the terrorists have once again staged bloody attacks but they will not achieve their evil purposes […]

Tillerson: Freeing Syria’s Raqqa Is ‘milestone’

(AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has congratulated the Syrian people and the U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces on the liberation of the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group.  In a statement released on Friday, Tillerson says the United States is proud to lead the 73-member global coalition in the fight […]