Texas Senate votes to tighten teen abortion restrictions
tdtnews.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 20:31:00 -0500
AUSTIN (AP) — After nearly four hours of divisive debate, the Texas Senate voted along party lines Monday in favor of a Republican-backed measure that would tighten rules for teenagers unable to get t
Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:29:59 UT
MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation. Relaxed limits on what licensed U.S. travelers can bring home mean that Americans will be able to enjoy small quantities of the liquor at home. [...] it's unclear what the news means for industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from its Cuba headquarters by the 1959 Castro revolution. [...] company representatives wouldn't give details when asked Thursday what, if any, plans it has if the more than 50-year-old embargo on Cuban goods ends, now that President Barack Obama is working to normalize relations with the country. Licensed U.S. travelers to Cuba will be able to bring home merchandise worth up to $400, of which $100 can be spent on alcohol and tobacco products combined. Like the rest of the eased trade, travel and currency restrictions announced Wednesday, the rum rules will take effect when official revise and publish the regulations — perhaps weeks away.
Egypt allows Gazans to return home through border crossing
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 03:52:22 -0500
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip to allow stranded Palestinians to return home.
Perry-amended anti-transparency bill clears Senate
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 22:31:41 +0000
AUSTIN — The Texas Senate has passed a bill that includes an amendment from Sen. Charles Perry, aimed at keeping the names of people involved in traffic accidents unavailable to media organizations.
Under House Bill 2633, which Perry sponsored in the Senate and passed by a 20-10 vote, only the place, date and time of the accident, as well as the make and model of the vehicles in the collision, could be made public.
WIN Academy: New Socorro ISD program aims to fast-track struggling students
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 23:20:57 MDT
A new program at the Socorro Independent School District will fast track students who are falling behind in their learning, officials said.
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Evening’ game
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 18:10:13 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:
Asia stocks gain as China announcements spur Shanghai
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 23:32:33 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly gained Tuesday after China promoted an array of infrastructure projects as open to private investment and said it was slashing tariffs on imported clothing and other c
The Latest: Evacuations underway in Austin due to flooding
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:49:26 -0500
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Flash flooding strands drivers around Waco
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 18:49:00 -0500
Heavy but brief thunderstorms Monday afternoon stranded drivers throughout McLennan County with flash flooding, forcing police to pull many out of standing water.
Cause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsy
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 04:10:31 -0500
BALTIMORE (AP) — Further investigation and toxicology tests are needed in the case of a Maryland child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, authorities said.
Difficulty of cutting federal spending
tdtnews.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 04:00:00 -0500
One reason it is so difficult to cut government spending is because the persons or businesses that are getting the largess fight tooth and toenail to keep the money coming in.
Salado service continues tradition
tdtnews.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 21:22:00 -0500
Warnings of stormy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits Monday at the Salado Cemetery Association’s annual Memorial Day celebration.“These people would be out here regardless of the weather,” Salado Mayor Skip Blancett said. “I’m impressed by the dedication shown by the people of Salado.”Blancett expressed his awe at the diligent research performed by the members of the Salado Cemetery Association for the annual reading of the names of the service men and women buried in both the Salado Cemetery and the West Salado Cemetery.
Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 13:29:08 -0500
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nicknam
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