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Russian opposition leader campaigns against voter apathy
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:55:17 -0500
NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia (AP) — Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who organized massive street protests in Moscow against Vladimir Putin four years ago, had a much harder time drawing a big crowd in Si

Armenia whacked by protests over electricity price hike
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:42:28 -0500
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Street protests in Armenia against a hike in electricity prices, which have been roiling the capital for nearly two weeks, are the most serious unrest the Caucasus nation has s

Police: Texas officer kills man holding spoon
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:09:31 UT
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are investigating a police shooting after an officer killed a burglary suspect who was holding a spoon. A Texarkana police spokesman says the officer fatally shot 35-year-old Dennis Grigsby on Monday after a homeowner called 911 to report a break-in.

Rodeo funnyman returns to Belton
tdtnews.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0500
 Jokes about the livestock, bull riders and rodeo announcer will flow from barrelman and rodeo clown Rocket Ryan Litwin at the Belton Rodeo this year.

Why the gov’t let many trade schools become diploma mills
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:24:53 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education

Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:09:14 -0500
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Crowds of anxious elderly Greeks thronged banks for hours from before dawn Wednesday, struggling to be allowed to withdraw their maximum of 120 euros ($134) for the week, after G

Man dies when 18-wheeler leaves road, hits him in Texas City
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:03:15 -0500
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A contract worker cutting weeds has died after a semitrailer veered off the road and hit him in Texas City.

Toyota’s top female executive arrested in Japan resigns
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:09:35 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota says Julie Hamp, who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned as managing officer. She was the most senior female executive ever at the Ja

Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 30
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:00:51 -0500
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsul

Obama aims to change conversation around health care law
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:19:50 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is aiming to change the conversation around his health care law from talk about undoing it to talk of how to make it better.

Thailand arrests 2 key human trafficking suspects
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:02:03 -0500
BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand have arrested two men they say are key figures in a human trafficking ring that lures people to work on fishing boats in Indonesia and sells them to boat owners.

Rapper Flavor Flav indicted on driving charges in New York
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:01:48 UT
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Rapper Flavor Flav is due in a Long Island courtroom later this month after being indicted on charges stemming from a traffic stop while driving to his mother's funeral. Court documents show the rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was indicted last month on a felony charge of driving with a suspended license.

Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:03:47 -0500
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

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