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UN Sec-Gen Says MBS, Yemen President Aided Truce

(AP) – The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres feels his talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi helped achieve the cease-fire agreement in the province of Hodeida where the country’s key port to import desperately needed food is located. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters […]

Tourism Rocket Ship Reaches Space On Test Flight

(AP) – Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, which the company considers the boundary of space.  Virgin Space Ship Unity was released from a carrier aircraft over California’s Mojave Desert early Thursday and ignited its rocket engine.  The spacecraft with two test pilots at the controls quickly hurtled […]

Driver Sought In Deadly Hit-And-Run

Authorities are looking for the hit-and-run driver who left a man dead southeast of Alamo early Thursday morning. 51-year-old Ruben Parra was walking along South Border Road near Ridge Road at around 2 a.m. when he was struck by a silver or gray sedan. The driver kept on going, heading north. Investigators don’t have much […]

Serial Killer Pleads Guilty In Woman’s 1994 Death

(AP) – A 78-year-old man who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country has pleaded guilty to murder in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman. Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland issued a statement saying Samuel Little entered his plea Thursday in the West Texas […]

Attorneys For Ex-Baylor Student Break Silence Over Rape Case

(AP) – Attorneys for a former Baylor University student accused of rape have broken their silence after a judge accepted a plea deal allowing the former fraternity president to avoid serving jail time or register as a sex offender. Attorneys Mark Daniel and Tim Moore say the court statement Monday by the woman who accused […]

Woman Decries Brazilian Parents’ Prison Terms

(AP) – A Brazilian woman who remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over charges she abducted her son says she’s shocked and saddened by a judge’s decision to send her parents to prison. Marcelle Guimaraes’ parents received light sentences Wednesday for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson and keep him in Brazil the last five […]

Human Heart Prompts Southwest Flight To Return To Seattle

(AP) – Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left onboard. The Seattle Times reports that Flight 3606 arrived in Seattle from Sacramento, California. Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the captain announced over Idaho they were turning back.  […]

Brownsville Mayor Martinez Announces Bid For Third Term

Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez is going for a third term. Martinez has announced his intention to seek re-election in 2019, saying there’s still a lot he wants to get done. Martinez says his main goal is providing the city’s younger residents with a way forward in terms of jobs and education. He says he’ll work […]

Boy Jumps From Burning Apartment To Officers

(AP) – A police officer’s body camera caught the moment a boy jumped from the second floor of a Dallas-area apartment into the arms of officers below.  Video obtained by television station WFAA shows Balch Springs Police officers trying to get inside the apartment building on the outskirts of Dallas. When the shooting flames prevent […]

British Prime Minister Survives No Confidence Vote

Theresa May will continue as Prime Minister of Britain. She survived a no confidence vote today, getting 41 more votes than she needed in her Conservative caucus. May is trying to lead the country to an exit from the European Union but the deal she presented to MPs was greeted with hostility. Still, she tells […]