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Former Al-Shabab Leader Condemns Somalia Attack

(AP) – A former leader of the al-Shabab extremist group who surrendered to Somalia’s government earlier this year has condemned Saturday’s  bombing that killed more than 300 people. Sheikh Mukhtar Robow called the deadliest-ever attack in Somalia an “irreligious” and “heartless” act. The truck bomb targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu.  Somalia’s government has blamed […]

Turkey Halts Flights To Iraq’s Kurdish Region

(AP) – Turkey has announced that it is closing its airspace to flights to and from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region.  Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag told reporters following a weekly Cabinet meeting Monday that the government has also decided to start procedures to hand over the control of a border gate into the Kurdish […]

Woman Accused Of Beating Teens, Locking Them In Garage

(AP) – A 38-year-old San Antonio woman has been arrested on charges alleging that she used an aluminum bat to beat two teenage brothers in her home and locked them in a garage. Authorities say Marissa Monica Cano was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  An arrest […]

4 Shot, 2 Dead, Including Girl, 4, At Houston Apartment

(AP) – Two people are dead, including a 4-year-old girl, and her mother and another person are hospitalized after a shooting at a southwest Houston apartment complex. Police say the four were in a breezeway at the complex Sunday night when a man opened fire.  Four-year-old Ashley Perdomo was pronounced dead at a hospital and […]

Did Fire Department Audit Prompt City Manager’s Retirement?

Brownsville is unexpectedly having to look for a new city manager following the abrupt retirement of Charlie Cabler last week. Cabler’s sudden retirement comes shortly after the release of an audit committee report which revealed irregularities in the Brownsville Fire Department’s handling of 9-1-1 calls. The audit report states former fire chief Carlos Elizondo and […]

Nearly 50 Dead In Puerto Rico; Power Out To Wide Area

(San Juan, PR) — Almost 50 people have died in the weeks since Hurricane Maria. The U.S. commonwealth continues to face a daily struggle for food, water and other necessities, including electrical power. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority says outages are widespread. Nearly 85-percent of the island lacks electricity. The governor of Puerto Rico says […]

Netanyahu: Trump Decision On Iran Nuclear Deal Is Brave

(Jerusalem) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [[ net-an-YAH-hoo ]] is calling President Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal a “brave” one. Netanyahu said we “cannot allow this rogue regime 30 times the size of North Korea’s economy to have a nuclear arsenal.” Trump announced the nuclear deal with Iran is not in the […]

More Women Accuse Weinstein

(London) — Sexual assault accusations continue to surface against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Lysette Anthony, a British actress, said Weinstein raped her in her own house in the late 1980s. She said she told the police about it on Wednesday. An ex-Miramax employee using the pseudonym “Sarah Smith” told “The Mail” on Sunday she […]

Clinton Warns About Ongoing Threat Posed By Putin

(Washington, DC) — Hillary Clinton is warning people about the threat from Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an interview on CNN, the former Democratic presidential nominee said people need to keep an eye on Putin because he’s not done. Clinton pointed out that the intelligence community said Putin was directly behind Russia’s meddling in the […]

Election Tally Shows Austria Turning Right

(AP) – Austria’s Interior Ministry says nearly completed final returns show the center-right party headed by Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz won the national election, putting the 31-year old on track to become Europe’s youngest leader. Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Kurz’s People’s Party received 31.4 percent of Sunday’s vote, a gain of more than 7 […]