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Crash Victim A Prominent US Bankruptcy Attorney

(AP) – A Texas law firm has confirmed that one of five men killed in a plane crash in Australia was a founding partner who litigated some of the most prominent bankruptcy cases in the U.S.  Munsch Hardt said in a statement that Russell Munsch had retired but was “one of the best of all […]

New President At Texas Ice Cream Maker Blue Bell

(AP) – Blue Bell Creameries says it’s elevating its vice president of sales and marketing, Ricky Dickson, to replace the retiring Paul Kruse as president of the Brenham-based ice cream maker.  Dickson becomes the first non-Kruse family member to lead the company since the family took over Blue Bell in 1919. Dickson has worked for […]

US To Increase Number Of Immigrants Targeted For Deportation

(AP) – The Homeland Security Department is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a deportation priority. The new guidelines under President Donald Trump call for the deportation of any individuals in the country illegally if they are convicted, charged or suspected of a crime, which could include […]

Testosterone Has No Benefit For Older Men’s Memories: Study

(AP) – Testosterone treatment did not improve older men’s memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research. The results add to evidence that challenges bold anti-aging claims of popular supplements. While testosterone use for one year appeared to strengthen bones and reduce anemia, it showed signs of worsening artery disease. The […]

UPDATE: Autopsy To Be Performed On Russian UN Ambassador

(AP) – The New York City medical examiner is performing an autopsy on Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations after his sudden death.  Vitaly Churkin fell ill Monday in his office and was rushed to a New York City hospital, where he died. The hospital referred the case to the medical examiner’s office, which was […]

3 Held In French Anti-Terrorism Raids; Bomb Squad On Site

(AP) – Three men were arrested Tuesday in widely spread anti-terrorism raids, French officials said, and a bomb squad deployed at the home of one of the men uncovered a training grenade. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing operation, said the arrests came in central Clermont-Ferrand, southern Marseille and […]

Russia To Rely Increasingly On Non-Nuclear Deterrent

(AP) – Russia’s defense minister says the development of the nation’s nuclear forces will remain a top priority, but the military will rely increasingly on conventional weapons to deter any aggression.  Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday that weapons, such as the long-range Kalibr cruise missiles carried by navy ships, long-range cruise missiles carried by Russian strategic […]

San Antonio Mayor Issues Disaster Declaration After Twisters

(AP) – The mayor of San Antonio has issued a disaster declaration for the city of 1.4 million during cleanup after four tornadoes touched down in the area.  Mayor Ivy Taylor issued the declaration over twisters late Sunday and early Monday that emergency officials say damaged nearly 120 homes. Taylor says the declaration is the […]

Ex-Texas Neurosurgeon Sentenced To Life For Maiming Patients

(AP) – A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.  The decision came Monday, almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted 44-year-old Christopher Duntsch of first-degree felony injury to an elderly person. Prosecutors alleged numerous cases […]

Several Tornadoes Hit Central Texas

(AP) – Authorities say severe storms have pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas, ripping the roofs from homes in San Antonio and toppling freight train cars near Austin.  No major injuries have been reported from the storms that moved across the area late Sunday and early Monday. Officials estimate the weather damaged roughly […]