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Gunshot Leaves Brownsville-Area Teen Critical Condition

A Brownsville-area teenager is said to be in critical condition after being shot by his friend this afternoon. Cameron County sheriff’s officials say it’s not yet clear what happened, but an 18-year-old man got shot in the chest with a 40-caliber pistol. It happened at the victim’s home in the 22-hundred block of South Indiana […]

North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile

(AP) -A U.S. official says North Korea has tested what was likely a medium-range ballistic missile.   The official says the missile broke up a couple minutes after the launch and the pieces fell into the Sea of Japan.   The official was citing an American assessment and says it appeared to be a medium-range KN-17 ballistic […]

ICE Audit Casts Doubt On Success Of President Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

An internal audit is indicating the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau may not be equipped to handle the new demands of the Trump administration. A 20-page report by the DHS Office of Inspector General points to mismanagement of current immigration cases and insufficient training of ICE agents. During their research, the inspectors found that ICE […]

Private College Mandates Staff Opposition To Gay Marriage

(AP) – A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of her colleagues have refused to sign it and are leaving the school. News media outlets report that part of Montreat College’s “Community Life […]

George HW Bush Released After Latest Houston Hospital Stay

(AP) – Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement that the 92-year-old Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday.   McGrath says Bush is […]

Dannenbaum: FBI Raids Raise “Troubling Questions”

Dannenbaum Engineering says the FBI raids on several of its offices in Texas this week raise “troubling questions.” After initially saying only that the company is cooperating with federal authorities, Dannenbaum today came out swinging, accusing the FBI of conducting the raids to drum up media attention. An attorney for the Houston-based engineering firm issued […]

AG Sessions Talks Tough On Immigration, NY Gangs

(AP) – Dozens of people who support immigrants are protesting outside a New York courthouse where U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be discussing the violent street gang that’s gripping a suburban area with fear. A Catholic nun from Brentwood, Long Island, Sister Catherine Fitzgibbon, says area’s “very good” and “hardworking” residents fear both the […]

Pope Backs Egypt Fight Against Islamic Militants

(AP) – Pope Francis is strongly backing Egypt’s efforts to crack down on Islamic militancy, saying the country has a special role to play in forging regional peace and in “vanquishing all violence and terrorism.”  During a speech in Cairo on Friday to Egyptian officials and diplomats from around the world, Francis also praised Egypt’s […]

Congress Oks Short-Term Bill To Avert Shutdown

(AP) – Congress has sent President Donald Trump a short-term spending bill preventing a partial government shutdown on Saturday, his 100th day in office.  But lawmakers have failed to take action on two measures Trump would have loved to claim as victories.  Bipartisan talks are continuing over remaining issues in a $1 trillion measure financing […]

On North Korea, Russia Says World Wonders About War

(AP) – Russia’s deputy foreign minister says “combative rhetoric coupled with reckless muscle-flexing” on North Korea has led to a situation where the world is seriously wondering whether there’s going to be a war.  Gennady Gatilov warned a ministerial meeting of the U.N. Security Council Friday that “one ill-thought out or misinterpreted step could lead […]