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Texas, Nationwide Retail Gasoline Prices Increase This Week

(AP) – Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the price at the pump statewide rose 6 cents to reach an average $2.58 per gallon. Gasoline prices across the country increased by a nickel to an average $2.79 per gallon. Association officials say Midland has the most […]

Dad, Daughter Get Prison For South Texas Human Smuggling

(AP) – A father and daughter are going to prison for leading a South Texas human smuggling ring that prosecutors say charged up to $2,600 per immigrant for transport to Houston. Records show 52-year-old Jose Luis Soto-Lopez and 27-year-old Erica Janine Soto of Brownsville were sentenced Wednesday in McAllen. He received 54 months while she […]

EU Gets Ready To Take On Fake News

(AP) – The European Union’s executive wants online giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to sign on to a special code of conduct to weed out fake news, which it says has become an increasingly invasive issue during elections. The European Commission said Thursday it wants online platforms by July to flag sponsored political content, […]

Germany Expects New US Tariffs To Hit Europe From May 1

(AP) – The German government expects new U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum to hit the European Union from next week. U.S. President Donald Trump last month slapped tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on imported aluminum, but granted the EU a temporary exemption until May 1. Senior German officials […]

Pope To Focus On Fate Of Christians In Middle East On July 7

(AP) – The Vatican says Pope Francis is planning to invite heads of churches and Christian communities from the Middle East to join him in a day of reflection and prayer in the southeastern Italian port city of Bari on July 7. The announcement on Wednesday said Francis has called for this “ecumenical encounter for […]

Hundreds Of Families Still In Galveston Hotels After Harvey

(AP) – Federal emergency management officials say nearly 800 families in Galveston County remain in hotels five months after Hurricane Harvey either destroyed or damaged their homes. The Galveston County Daily News reports that January is normally a slow month for hotel bookings in the county but many say they’re at capacity. The Federal Emergency […]