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Bill Murray To Receive Humor Prize At Kennedy Center

(AP) — Bill Murray will get the sort of attention he doesn’t usually seek out when he’s honored with the nation’s top prize for humor. The notoriously elusive and publicity-shy actor will be at the Kennedy Center on Sunday to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 66-year-old Murray joins several other “Saturday […]

Man Accused Of Choking Woman, Shooting At Fort Worth Police

(AP) — Fort Worth police say a 51-year-old man accused of choking a woman opened fire on police before he surrendered.  Police say Larry Trees was arrested Saturday on two counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer and assault bodily injury of a family member. He was being held Sunday in Mansfield jail […]

Man, Child Found Dead At West Texas Lake

(AP) — Officials say the bodies of a 61-year-old man and a 5-year-old boy have been recovered from a West Texas lake.  The San Angelo Standard-Times reports that San Angelo police spokeswoman Officer Tracy Gonzalez says the man and boy found Friday night were related. Their names weren’t released. Gonzalez says it appeared that the […]

Man Dies After Collision Between His Vehicle, Austin Bus

(AP) — Austin police say a man has died following a collision between his vehicle and a Capital Metro bus.  Police said the man was pronounced dead at a hospital following the Saturday collision. Austin Police Lt. Cara Boyd tells the Austin American-Statesman that authorities responding to the collision were told the man was trapped […]

Lubbock Police Say Man Shoots Home Burglary Suspect

(AP) — Lubbock police say a man shot a person who tried to start a fire after breaking into his home.  Police say the burglary suspect was shot in the stomach early Sunday morning. He was taken to the hospital with injures that weren’t life-threatening. Police say the family told police they were sleeping when […]

Texas Latinos Underrepresented In Local Politics

(AP) — A newspaper analysis has found deep patterns of underrepresentation of Texas’ fast-growing Hispanic population on city councils and commissioner courts across the state. The Austin American-Statesman says more than 1.3 million Hispanics in Texas live in cities or counties with no Hispanic representation on their city council or commissioners court. And in a […]

Thousands Flood Cameroon Hospitals In Search Of Family

(AP) — Thousands of Cameroonians have been flooding hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the largest city, Douala, looking for corpses and survivors after an overloaded train derailed Friday, killing more than 70 people and injuring 600. Most of the injured by Sunday were receiving treatment in hospitals in Yaounde and Douala. The accident happened […]

Officers: 83 Nigerian Soldiers Missing In Boko Haram Attack

(AP) — Senior military officers say 83 soldiers are missing after Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote base in northeastern Nigeria. Officers said the soldiers were unable to fight back because they were poorly equipped. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to give information to reporters. Army spokesman Col. […]

Chinese-Mexican Businessman Remains In Prison Awaiting Trial

(AP) — Mexico’s federal judicial council says that a Chinese-Mexican businessman extradited here from the United States last week will face a dozen charges including for drug trafficking and weapons possession.  Zhenli Ye Gon had fought extradition for nine years before being returned to Mexico on Tuesday. He had been jailed in the U.S. since […]

Surfer Is Third Australian Shark Attack Victim In A Month

(AP) — A witness says a surfer has sustained minor injuries in the third shark attack off New South Wales state north of Sydney in a month. Former state lawmaker Ian Cohen told Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Monday that the surfer’s injuries were “not that serious.” The attack occurred at Byron Bay, 22 miles (36 […]