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2 min ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Feds taking 'prime role' in Texas voting maps case

Efforts by the Obama administration to wring protections out of a weakened Voting Rights Act begin Monday in Texas over allegations that Republicans intentionally discriminated against minorities when drawing new election maps.


Related Topix: Texas Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Rick Perry, US Governors

3 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

Heather Donahue in a scene from the motion picture "The Blair Witch Project."

Shot over just eight days with a 68-page script that called for chunks to be improvised, 'Blair Witch Project' wowed critics with its grainy footage, realistic kids and its unsettling finale.


Related Topix: The Blair Witch Project, Horror Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Supernatural, Movies, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Perry: Paul 'isolationist policies' are 'curiously blind,' 'wrong'

Is Rick Perry previewing harsh political attacks against Rand Paul should the two potential 2016 presidential candidates square off in a debate over foreign policy? The Republican governor of Texas used those and other choice words against the Kentucky Republican senator in a Friday opinion piece that singularly trained political fire on Paul, by ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison, US National Guard, US Military

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Daily Mail

Gurney with a dead body strapped to it slides out of coroner's van...

Just what happened on flight UA201 before its emergency landing on a tiny remote Pacific atoll? United faces claims that there was a strange 'smell' BEFORE take off and the cockpit 'filled with smoke' Mother shot dead her two children as they slept and then killed herself as real estate exec father raced home to try and stop her, autopsy report ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Boat Disaster


Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor of a family massacre in Texas, speaks during a community memorial at Lemm Elementary School on Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Spring, Texas.


Related Topix: Spring, TX

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Survivor quotes Harry Potter after bloodshed

Cassidy Stay has seen the worst -- the brutal killings of her parents and siblings, ages 4 to 13, in their Texas home.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, Violent Crime, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Authors


Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. LOS ANGELES - Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be allowed to stay in the United States.


KLTV Tyler

East Texas man accused of killing teenager gets trial date

The murder trial of Coby Hudgins is set for Oct. 27 in the 124th District Court, Judge Alfonso Charles said Friday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

Business Journal

Same-sex couples may qualify for employee benefits in Texas. What's it mean for your business?

Jana Woelfel said that while the proposal does not make any changes today, it still holds significance in the Obama administration's efforts towards equal rights for same-sex marriages.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

104.7 The Mix

Accused Texas Shooter Collapses in Court

When the charges against him were read in a Texas courtroom today, Ron Lee Haskell collapsed.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

House chairman: $3.7 billion request 'too much'

Marchers held signs as they made their way to Department of Homeland Security offices, protesting immigration policies Thursday, July 10, 2014, in El Paso, Texas.


Related Topix: Texas Government, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, Ohio, Barack Obama, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors

ABC News

Guest Lineups for the Sunday News Shows

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestinian envoy in Washington; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Reps.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Texas Government, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Lamar Smith, Democrat, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Rick Perry, US Governors, Loretta Sanchez, Entertainment

Lone Ranger actor's outfit up for auction in Texas

The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from television is going up for auction in Texas.


Related Topix: Lone Ranger, Entertainment, Television, The Lone Ranger, Drama, Western, Action Movies, Clayton Moore

KHOU-TV Houston

2 Texas officers on admin duty after suspect death

Two San Antonio police officers have been put on administrative duty after the in-custody death of a theft suspect.


Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Texas shooting suspect had faced other charges

Patti Beller prays Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Spring, Texas, outside the home that was the scene of a multiple shooting the night before.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spring, TX

Business Journal

STEM workers, veterans may be answer for Texas businesses' cybersecurity problems

Brian Engle, cybersecurity coordinator and chief information security officer for the State of Texas, was the keynote speaker at the "Cyber Essentials to Protect Your Business: An Exploration of the New Cybersecurity Framework" roundtable Thursday at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin hotel.


Will they knock down the Astrodome?

Some folks in Texas think it would be a good idea if they tore down what has been called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" and replaced it with a park.


Thu Jul 10, 2014


Texas Man Shot Kids Execution-Style

The details emerging from yesterday's shooting in a Houston suburb are jarring: Prosecutors this morning alleged that Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, shot his seven victims execution-style in the head after tying them up; four children and two adults are dead, with a 15-year-old survivor having sustained a skull fracture.



Police: Texas Man Killed Family When They Wouldn't Reveal His Ex-Wife's Location

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sundance Film Festival

KXLY-TV Spokane

Boehner blames Obama on immigration

His famously tanned visage got redder as he talked to reporters about the flood of child immigrants illegally entering the country and President Barack Obama's criticism of him and other Republicans over immigration policy.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Ohio, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government


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