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Ex-Texas Parole Officer Faces Up To 20 Years Over Payoffs

(AP) – A former Southeast Texas parole officer faces up to 20 years in federal prison for accepting payoffs in exchange for letting other people provide urine samples for some convicts. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Ashley Haley of Beaumont pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official duty. Haley was a Texas […]

Taiwan Tracing US Gun Company Owner Accused Of Sex With Girl

(AP) – Taiwan says it is looking for the owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. The National Immigration Agency and Criminal Investigation Bureau on Thursday confirmed that […]

US Retail Gasoline Prices Unchanged, Texas Down A Penny

(AP) – Retail gasoline prices across Texas slipped a penny this week to settle at an average $2.60 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump nationwide held steady at $2.84 per gallon. The association survey found Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average […]

Turkey Expects Lower Growth Amid Currency Turmoil

(AP) – Turkey expects lower economic growth in coming years amid concerns over inflation and a sliding currency. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak presented the government’s economic plan Thursday, targeting 2.3 percent growth for 2019 and 3.5 percent for 2020. The previous target was 5.5 percent for both years. Albayrak estimated inflation in 2018 […]

Floods Prevent Inspectors From Studying Environmental Harm

(AP) – Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina. But conditions remain so bad on the ground that inspectors have been prevented from visiting some of the hardest hit areas to collect samples of the floodwater for lab testing. Photographs have revealed tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating […]

GOP Scores Upset To Replace Convicted Texas State Senator

(AP) – Republican Pete Flores has upset Democrat Pete Gallego (gah-YEY’-goh) in a runoff, capturing a reliably blue state Senate seat vacated by a former lawmaker sentenced to 12 years in prison on federal fraud charges. San Antonio Democratic Sen. Carlos Uresti resigned in June after being convicted of helping an oilfield service company he […]

Exhibit Showcases Images Of Mexico Border Walls, Fences

(AP) – A new photo exhibit is showcasing different barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico based on research by an Ohio professor. Kenneth Madsen is a professor of geography at Ohio State University’s Newark campus. He’s traveled to border states since 1998, researching the issue and taking pictures of fences and walls along the […]

August Housing Construction Up 9.2 Pct., But Permits Slide

(AP) – U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs. Housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, the Commerce […]

Cruz Says Dems Quick To Blame Police After Dallas Shooting

(AP) – Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas says he wishes Democrats weren’t “so quick to always blame the police officer” after challenger Beto O’Rourke suggested that a white officer who shot and killed a black neighbor should be fired. Cruz told Houston television station KRIV on Saturday that the Sept. 6 shooting of 26-year-old […]

Papa John’s New Ads: John’s Out, Diverse Franchisees Are In

(AP) – Papa John’s, which wants to distance itself from famous founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replaces him with a diverse group of franchisees. The commercials show several franchisees looking into the camera and introducing themselves to viewers. “You’ve heard one voice of Papa John’s for a long time,” one of […]