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Edinburg-Area Woman Killed, Boyfriend Facing Murder Charge

An Edinburg-area man is to be brought before a judge today on a charge of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend. 62-year-old Bolanos Vasquez was arrested early Sunday morning after Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on the 39-hundred block of North Alamo Road. Officials say Vasquez admitted he had killed […]

Wal-Mart To Add About 10,000 Retail Jobs In The US

(AP) — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations.  The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday that there will also be about 24,000 construction jobs as well.  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says there will be 59 new, expanded and relocated Walmart and Sam’s Clubs […]

New Report: Abortions In US Drop To Lowest Level Since 1974

(AP) — Even as the election outcome intensifies America’s abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974. The report, which counted 926,200 abortions in 2014, was released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group which […]

Germany Welcomes May’s Speech On Brexit

(AP) — Germany’s foreign minister has welcomed a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May laying out her plans for the U.K.’s departure from the European Union.  Frank-Walter Steinmeier says the speech has “created a little bit more clarity about the British plans” and noted May’s willingness to engage in a constructive and positive partnership […]

British PM Calls For A Clean Brexit Break

(AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May says that Britain plans to make a clean break from the European Union and not opt for “anything that leaves us half-in, half-out.”  In a major speech today, May said Britain won’t “hold on to bits of membership,” nor seek associate or partial membership of the bloc.  She says […]

Poll: Young Americans Fear They Will Be Worse Off Post-Trump

(AP) — A new GenForward poll shows that young Americans are more likely to expect they’ll be worse off than better off after four years of a Donald Trump presidency.  Young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans are particularly concerned, while young whites are more evenly divided. GenForward is a survey of adults age 18 to […]

Trump Shrugs At Unpopularity In ‘rigged’ Polls

(AP) — Donald Trump is shrugging off polls that show him with low approval ratings.  The president-elect tweeted early Tuesday, “The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.”

Putin Says US Administration Trying To Undermine Trump

(AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations. Putin, speaking at a news conference Tuesday, described a dossier on Trump as part of efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to “undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect” despite his “convincing” victory.  […]

Officer Shoots Man Following Domestic Disturbance

(AP) — A Central Texas police officer responding to a domestic disturbance has shot and wounded a man who approached the officer while armed. Killeen police spokesman Carroll Smith said in a statement that the officer went to an apartment following a 911 call about a dispute involving a man and a woman.  The man […]

Judge Extends Oversight Of Houston Suburb’s Election System

(AP) — A judge has extended federal oversight of the election system for a Houston suburb that the judge previously found had implemented a voting plan meant to dilute Latino power at the polls. U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal on Monday issued an order that maintains jurisdiction over Pasadena until 2023. The Houston Chronicle reports […]