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DAI’s fate divides Amarillo City Council
amarillo.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:18:14 +0000

The push and pull over Downtown Amarillo Inc.’s fate continued at Tuesday’s Amarillo City Council work session with no decision on replacing a contract that has expired.

Councilman Mark Nair offered a compromise between Councilman Randy Burkett’s desire to do away with the entity and the more generous positions of Councilman Brian Eades and Mayor Paul Harpole.

Nair offered a plan to keep the group working downtown, but with a three-month contract followed by an evaluation and possible three-month contract extension. Past contracts have lasted one year.

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Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assault
wacotrib.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:46:36 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian on Tuesday for sexual assault.

County hears positive report on electronic monitoring of inmates
wacotrib.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:01:00 -0500
McLennan County has saved $2.6 million since implementing a program in 2012 to allow electronic monitoring of offenders, commissioners heard in a report Tuesday.

Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding
oaoa.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:43:14 -0500
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Along South Carolina's coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic.

Financial regulators move to restrict forced arbitration
oaoa.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:49:33 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering rules that would severely curtail a contentious practice called forced arbitration, which consumer advocates have long argued do

LEADING OFF: Aces up in NL wild card; Puig looking “rusty”
wacotrib.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:38:33 -0500
A look at what's happening around the major leagues today:

6 arrested in killing of Juárez police official
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 7 Oct 2015 00:53:34 -0400
Suspected members of La Linea were arrested in connection with the killing of a state police commander in Juárez.

Tom Hanks finds student’s ID card, sends tweet to find her
wacotrib.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:47:19 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — If your name is Lauren then actor Tom Hanks is looking for you — but only if you lost your student identification card.

Donaldson leads powerful Blue Jays into ALDS
wacotrib.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:35:58 -0500
TORONTO (AP) — After he acquired Josh Donaldson last winter, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was concerned that his new third baseman might try to swing for the fences too much in his new h

Thousands of drug inmates approved for early prison release
oaoa.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:59:15 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press review shows drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those benefiting from new sentencing guidelines that are easin

Chanel hosts airport show amid Paris aviation protest
wacotrib.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:36:48 -0500
PARIS (AP) — The sky was the limit for Karl Lagerfeld, who re-created an entire airport under Paris' Grand Palais in Chanel's blockbuster aviation-themed show at Paris Fashion Week — just as violent p

VW, with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress
wacotrib.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:39:52 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn will appear before a congressional committee this week. He, and the company, bring little Washington po

Fighting erupts in central Syria amid Russian airstrikes
oaoa.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:45:15 -0500
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes are battling insurgents in central Syria.

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