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US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
tdtnews.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:53:00 -0500
Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.The countries reached a contentious trade pact Monday that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects multinational corporations’ intellectual property after marathon negotiating sessions in Atlanta through the weekend.The Trans-Pacific Partnership is designed to encourage trade between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Together, the countries account for 40 percent of world economic output.

Today in history for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
amarillo.com / Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:01:13 +0000

■ On October 6, 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday. (Israel, initially caught off-guard, suffered heavy losses before rebounding and pushing back the Arab forces before a cease-fire finally took hold in the nearly three-week conflict.)

■ In 1683, thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America’s oldest settlements.

■ In 1884, the Naval War College was established in Newport, Rhode Island.

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New VW chief to brief workers on fallout from scandal
oaoa.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:56:48 -0500
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen workers are gathering to hear new chief executive Matthias Mueller brief them on the fallout from the company's emissions scandal.

Madonna Hospital building in Denison on the demo list
heralddemocrat.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:30:58 +0000
The Denison City Council paved the way Monday for future development on Hull Street when it approved the demolition of the former Madonna Hospital facility. The building served as a hospital and later a psychiatric unit of Texoma Medical Center during its lifetime.

Man shot dead near East Berry convenience store in Fort Worth
star-telegram.com / Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:47:07 CDT
A man in his 40s was fatally shot Monday night at a convenience store off East Berry Street, police reported. The gunman ran from the store in the 3000 block … Click to Continue »

German factory orders down 2nd straight month in August
oaoa.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:58:35 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders dropped for the second consecutive month in August, led by a drop in demand from countries outside the eurozone and lower demand at home.

FBI investigates bank robbery in East El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:32:42 -0400
 FBI agents and El Paso police were investigating a bank robbery Monday afternoon in East El Paso.

Abilene to get 3 ER centers in 2016
ReporterNews.com / Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:09:16 GMT
Metro ER plans to build three emergency room centers that will bring 80 to 100 jobs to the area.

Sherman City Council schedules annexation of 200 acres
heralddemocrat.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:52:20 +0000
Sherman may soon be expanding by approximately 200 acres thanks to an annexation schedule approved by the City Council on Monday.

County Judge speaks after UMC meeting
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 5 Oct 2015 21:21:40 -0400
County Judge Veronica Escobar talks to the media after County Commissioners Court met with UMC officials and its board Monday.

Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely
oaoa.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:41:18 -0500
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines pilot became gravely ill while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first officer calmly took over and safely landed the plane in Syracuse,

CBP seizes $1.5 million in cocaine in El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:39:45 -0400
U.S. CBP officers seized more than $1.5 million worth of cocaine in the El Paso area during the weekend.

Farmers market grows faithful customers
star-telegram.com / Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:06:15 CDT

This weekend will be the final Saturday for the 2015 season

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