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County Considers Plan To Develop Parking Garage In Astrodome

(AP) — The county that owns the Houston Astrodome is considering a plan to build a two-level parking garage inside the derelict domed stadium.  The hope is to kick-start retrofitting and repurposing of the 51-year-old Houston icon that has stood vacant for 17 years.  Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who is the county’s top elected […]

In Need Of Help, Trump Finds Few Willing To Work For Him

(AP) — Donald Trump has finally conceded that he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success if he’s going to compete against Hilary Clinton.  Yet Trump is finding that many of the Republican Party’s most experienced political aides just aren’t willing to work for him. From Texas to New […]

Central California Wildfire Claims 150 Homes

(AP) — Firefighters now say a California wildfire has burned 150 homes and the toll may rise.  Crews are busy Saturday counting the houses and mobile homes incinerated by a fire raging through rural communities around Lake Isabella in the southern Sierra Nevada.  Whole blocks have burned to the ground as winds drive the flames […]

Police Identify 3 People Fatally Shot In Washington Suburb

(AP) — Police have identified two women and one man who were fatally shot at a home in a Washington suburb.  Prince George’s County police said in a news release Saturday that the victims were 50-year-old Carlina Gray of District Heights, 55-year-old Jan Parks of Landover and 60-year-old Allen Rowlett of Forestville.  Two other people […]

Mother Fatally Shoots 2 Daughters; Police Kill Her

(AP) — Police say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two daughters before officers shot and killed her.  The incident happened about 5 p.m. Friday in front of a home just outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office identified the mother as 42-year-old Christy Sheats and her daughters as 22-year-old […]

UPDATE: Gangs Suspected In Fatal Fort Worth Dance Studio Shooting

(AP) — Officers are preparing to make arrests in connection with the suspected gang-related shootings that left two people dead and at least five others injured Saturday morning during an unauthorized party at a Texas dance studio.  Fort Worth police spokesman Mark Povero told The Associated Press arrests are imminent and that investigators believe gang […]

Post Office Sees A Surge In Applications For Irish Passports

(AP) — Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has spurred a surge in interest in obtaining Irish citizenship from people in Northern Ireland.  The Post Office in Northern Ireland says it has “seen an unusually high number of people in Northern Ireland seeking Irish passport applications.”  Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, […]

Britain, EU Try To Figure Out What Happens Next

(AP) — The European Union wants a quickie divorce, now that Britain has voted to end its 43-year membership in the 28-nation bloc.  Senior EU politicians are demanding that the U.K. cut ties quickly, to limit the political and economic shockwaves from Thursday’s referendum. Britain says the process won’t begin for several months.  No country […]

State Will Investigate Sailboat’s Disappearance

(AP) — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will take over the investigation into what happened to the boat a Florida family had been sailing in the Gulf of Mexico.  Coast Guard Capt. Gregory Case says authorities haven’t located the boat that Ace Kimberly and his three teenage children were sailing from Sarasota to […]

UPDATE: Death Toll Rises

(AP) — State officials say the death toll from West Virginia’s devastating floods has risen to 24 people.  State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jimmy Gianato says the 24th confirmed fatality occurred in Greenbrier County.  Sixteen of those killed were in Greenbrier County, six were in Kanawha County, and one died in […]