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Ron Capps tops Funny Car field at Baytown
wacotrib.com / Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:53:34 -0500
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Ron Capps raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, beating teammate Jack Beckman in the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals.

Singer Jamie Barton wins the ‘Heisman Trophy’ of music
wacotrib.com / Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:59:41 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers goes to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice — and an earthy style.

Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:01:59 -0500
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canister

Q&A: Issues, possible legal outcomes in gay marriage cases
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:24:37 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

LEADING OFF: Wainwright gets MRI, Russell ready for Wrigley
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:19:18 -0500
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:

Official: Palestinian operatives helped free Syria hostages
wacotrib.com / Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:21:22 -0500
JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Palestinian intelligence official provided first details Sunday of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors drove them to a pre-arrang

Thousands expected at Monday’s funeral for Freddie Gray
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:21:12 -0500
BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show ‘Avengers’ film
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:51:38 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney.

North Texas woman survives Mount Everest Avalanche
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:12:22 -0500
ALLEN, Texas (AP) — A North Texas woman who survived an avalanche triggered by a 7.8 -magnitude earthquake in Nepal is trying to find her way back home.

New Mexico lobbying to be storage site for nuclear waste
wacotrib.com / Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:09:47 -0500
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is touting a rural area in the southeastern part of the state as an interim storage site for the country's high-level nuclear waste, according to a letter issued by Go

China up, Europe down after Wall Street gains
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:54:32 -0500
BEIJING (AP) — China's stock benchmark rose Monday while ones in Japan and Europe fell as investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

Donny Anderson part of NFL’s settlement in concussion lawsuit
amarillo.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:55:06 +0000

LUBBOCK — Donny Anderson, who many say is the best athlete to come from the Texas Panhandle, considers himself lucky. He played nine years in the NFL, he turns 72 next month, and his mind’s good, other than what he chalks up to normal aging.

On Wednesday, a federal judge approved a class-action lawsuit settlement that most estimates say could cost the NFL more than $1 billion over the next 65 years. It came in response to more than 5,000 retired players in recent years filing 200-plus concussion lawsuits, all rolled into one complaint in a U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania.

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Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments
wacotrib.com / Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:53:11 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislati

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