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WWII vet transmitted news of Japanese surrender 70 years ago
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:58:04 -0500
MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Stephen Dennis remembers Sept. 2, 1945, well. It was the day the Japanese officially surrendered in World War II and the day he helped news organizations get the word out ab

Los Angeles back from dead as US candidate for 2024 Olympics
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:37:59 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is the official U.S. nominee for the 2024 Olympic games — a dramatic turnaround for a city that just two months ago was considered out of the running.

Man dies of injuries after Saturday crash
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 1 Sep 2015 22:56:09 MDT
A 29-year-old man died Sunday after he struck the back of a semi-truck early Saturday in East El Paso, officials said.

Marker to show area at Dallas Love Field where LBJ sworn in
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:01:00 -0500
DALLAS (AP) — A bronze marker is set to be installed near the spot at Dallas Love Field where Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office to become president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy o

South Africa hunting reserve caters to bow and arrow hunters
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:58:44 -0500
OLIFANTSVALLEI, South Africa (AP) — One American bow and arrow hunter who traveled with his wife to a South African wildlife reserve worked as a state trooper for decades. Another hunter went alone af

AP Exclusive: Records show university’s response to Holmes
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:50:40 -0500
DENVER (AP) — More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes

Prosecutor: Second video emerges of deadly shooting by Bexar County deputies
tdtnews.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:19:00 -0500
A second video has emerged that gives authorities a “very clear view” of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, a prosecutor said Tuesday.Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood described the new video and one broadcast earlier as “disturbing,” but cautioned against a rush to judgment as authorities investigate the shooting that killed 41-year-old Gilbert Flores northwest of San Antonio.An initial video recorded by a motorist from some distance was posted online by a San Antonio TV station. It shows Flores outside a residence Friday facing two deputies when he raises his hands — one arm obscured by a utility pole. The deputies fired multiple times.

North Korea denies it apologized over mine blast
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:11:26 -0500
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea insisted Tuesday that its recent expression of "regret" over a mine explosion that maimed two South Korean soldiers was not an apology, as Seoul claims it was — t

Attorney, businesswoman had prior legal troubles
tdtnews.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:30:00 -0500
Bell County Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Cortese and his family are still trying to come to grips with the reality that his brother, Perry Don Cortese, faces federal charges after being arrested Monday, Richard said Tuesday.“We’re still figuring out how to deal with all this as a family,” Richard said. “It’s hard to deal with. But if he did something wrong, then he did something wrong.”Richard Cortese hadn’t known what the charges against his brother were before he talked with the Telegram, he said.

Thai police: Suspect’s prints match those on bomb material
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:35:20 -0500
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing bomb-making material, as the inves

Toddler injured after being thrown from vehicle in Northeast
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:10:40 MDT
A 4-year-old child was injured after being thrown from a car seat during a two-vehicle accident in Northeast El Paso, officials said.

Waco-area news briefs: Sept. 2, 2015
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Historic Waco Foundation will present its annual East Terrace House and Family Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday at East Terrace House, 100 Mill St.

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to have contract extended to 2018
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:01:35 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — Top directors at German carmaker Volkswagen plan to give a two-year contract extension to CEO Martin Winterkorn, who emerged on top of a power struggle this year with company patriarch F

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