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Dueling statistics used at hearing on racial bias in stings
wacotrib.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:46:39 -0600
CHICAGO (AP) — Dueling experts deployed statistics to make their case Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago in a first-of-its-kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash-house stings run by federal agents dating back to the 1990s are racially…

Former Austin teacher charged with biting student
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:36:52 UT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Austin elementary school special education teacher has been charged with biting a student. Officers say he bit the 11-year-old Kocurek Elementary School student on the arm on Nov. 10.

Capacity crowds pack screenings of ‘The Interview’
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:11:16 UT
Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to Michael Moore's Bijou by the Bay in Traverse City, Michigan, made special holiday arrangements for the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "The Interview" became available on a variety of digital platforms Wednesday afternoon, including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website. At Atlanta's Plaza Theater, a sell-out crowd Thursday hailed the film's release, washing down popcorn with beer and cocktails and uniting for a boisterous sing-along of "God Bless America" before the opening credits. At the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico, owned by "Game of Thrones" author George RR Martin, the schedule also includes the Spanish art-house release "Flamenco," the locally made "The Twilight Angel" and an Italian film festival. The back story of "The Interview" has itself played out like a Hollywood satire, in which a cartoonish farce distracts from some of the holiday season's most prestigious films: "Selma," the drama about the 1965 civil rights march; Angelina Jolie's adaptation of the best-selling World War II story "Unbroken"; and the all-star, big-screen version of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." [...] Darrell Foxworth, a special agent for the FBI in San Diego, said Wednesday the agency was sharing information with independent movie theater owners showing "The Interview" out of "an abundance of caution" and to educate them about cyber threats and what help the FBI can offer. [...] the government should subsidize tickets to make that possible.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4’ game
wacotrib.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:08:11 -0600
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 4" game were:

Walmart, book distributor suspend ties with Tavis Smiley
wacotrib.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:49:30 -0600
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and a book distributor distanced themselves from Tavis Smiley on Thursday after PBS said an investigation found "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct by the radio and TV host.

Today in History
wacotrib.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:00:48 -0600
Today in History

AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle East
wacotrib.com / Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:33:27 -0600
In 2017 the Islamic State group was driven from its last strongholds in Iraq and Syria at an enormous cost, Pakistanis broke their silence to speak about sexual abuse in Islamic schools, and the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the…

All victims identified in bus-train collision in France
wacotrib.com / Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:47:10 -0600
PARIS (AP) — French authorities said all four students killed when a regional train hit a school bus at a crossing close to the Spanish border have been identified and their families notified.

Texas club’s latest auction: A hunt for African elephants
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:06:23 UT
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas hunting club again will auction off Saturday a chance to kill a large animal whose numbers are dwindling, a year after it faced international criticism over doing the same with a permit to shoot an endangered black rhino. The World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading conservation group, regards it as "vulnerable," a step below "endangered" and defined as "facing a high risk of extinction in the wild." Animal welfare activists plan to picket the convention hotel Saturday, but the club's Executive Director Ben Carter says elephants "in fact, are overpopulated in certain areas of Africa."

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Triple Chance’ game
wacotrib.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:46:18 -0600
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Triple Chance" game were:

Drivers urged to ‘Slow Down or Move Over’
tdtnews.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:20:00 -0600
SALADO — As the holiday travel season picks up, local officials are reminding motorists to keep an eye out for law enforcement officers, first responders, tow trucks and construction vehicles that may be stopped on highways.

Police: Officers shoot 3 carjacking suspects, killing 1
wacotrib.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:22:54 -0600
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Police officers in Connecticut shot three carjacking suspects Thursday night, killing one, authorities said.

Hometown Heroes Weekend
wacotrib.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:30:00 -0600
As part of Doris Miller Hometown Heroes Weekend Dec. 7-9, a group of World War II re-enactors set up an area at Indian Spring Park to replicate Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army Headquarters camp during World War II. The…

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