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2 Juveniles Charged In Tennessee Wildfires That Killed 14

(AP) – Authorities have charged two juveniles with starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, local District Attorney General James Dunn and Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced charges at a news conference Wednesday.  Dunn said the juveniles face aggravated […]

UPDATE: Edinburg Man Charged With Capital Murder In Death Of Baby Daughter

An Edinburg man has been charged with capital murder in the death of his baby daughter this week. 29-year-old Eduardo Bazan was arraigned Wednesday afternoon at a local hospital, where he is being treated for an undisclosed illness. Bazan was taken into custody early Tuesday morning, a day after his 7-month-old daughter was found dead […]

City Officials: Congress Shortchanging NYC On Trump Security

(AP) – New York City’s mayor and other Democratic officials say Congress is coming up far too short in proposing to reimburse the city $7 million for protecting Trump Tower. It’s a fifth of what New York requested. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that New York City taxpayers “should not be on the hook […]

Emanuel Asks Trump To Protect Immigrants

(AP) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he hand-delivered to Donald Trump a letter from mayors of some of the nation’s largest cities urging the incoming president to continue to protect young immigrants. Emanuel told reporters after his Wednesday morning meeting with Trump in New York that the letter asked him to continue a provision […]

US Border Chief: Surge Of Immigrant Families Not Letting Up

(AP) – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection chief says the surge of Central American families seeking asylum at the southwestern U.S. border is not letting up.  Gil Kerlikowske says apprehensions at the border can reach nearly 2,000 a day, with most people turning themselves in. He says November figure is as high as October’s, […]

1 Dead, 2 Arrested In Houston Armored Car Robbery Sting

(AP) – Two men have been arrested and a third has been shot and killed by Houston police after gunmen attempted to hold up an armored car that authorities were using in a surveillance operation to combat violent armored car robberies.  Police Chief Art Acevedo says one of the robbers opened fire with an assault-style […]

Shooting On Falcon Lake Kills Starr County Man

One man was killed, and a second man remains hospitalized, after gunshots rang out on Falcon Lake Tuesday night.  Zapata County sheriff’s officials say the men, both Starr County residents, were boating when another boat showed up. As the men sped off, someone on the other boat opened fire. One of the men was struck […]

Feds: Woman Made Death Threats To Sandy Hook Parents

(AP) – Federal authorities say a Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parents of a child who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.  The U.S. Department of Justice announced the charges Wednesday. Its statement said 57-year-old Lucy Richards of Tampa made the threats because she thought the December […]

Final Rules For K-12 Standardized Testing Released

(AP) – Fewer, better, fairer tests. The Obama administration says that’s the goal of final rules it’s released to help states and schools reduce the standardized tests students must take each year.  It’s part of the bipartisan education law signed by President Barack Obama a year ago. The idea is to focus more time on […]

UPDATE: Guests Observe Moment Of Silence At Pearl Harbor

(AP) – Thousand gathered at Pearl Harbor bowed their heads for a moment of silence as a remembrance ceremony for those killed in the Japanese attack 75 years ago got underway.  The USS Halsey sounded its whistle to start the moment at 7:55 a.m. – the same moment Japanese planes began their assault on Dec. […]