Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 13:38:14 -0500
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in a the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, the seni
Stunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 23:03:34 -0500
HAVANA (AP) — The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third co
Tornado warning in Bell County
tdtnews.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 14:46:00 -0500
UPDATE: A tornado warning was issued for the Temple-Belton area Monday afternoon. Area residents were advised to take cover.
Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:46:02 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute because he was asking me questions like, 'Who is she? The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained the pair after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes.
Iran begins trial of detained Washington Post reporter
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 03:19:55 -0500
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months began Tuesday in a court used to hear security cases, the official
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
For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate’s heart
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:07:20 -0500
BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-
UN officials didn’t follow up on sex abuse claims for months
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 00:38:30 -0500
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But t
Trump’s former Greenwich home on the market for $54 million
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:00:00 UT
A trip through the double doors of the home, built in 1939, gives way to a three-story rotunda set off by a double staircase and crowned by a grand chandelier. [...] a trip throughout the rest of the house, which spans nearly 20,000 square feet, makes it feel like a normal home, with a cage of birds chirping in the sunlight and empty kennels for dogs who are out exercising. [...] when Hatton combed through the digital records of the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, she found only five listings at or above $30 million since records have been kept electronically -- about 15 years ago. Originally built for $200,000 in 1939, it earned the distinction of the largest residential permit issued by Greenwich's building department that year. "There are very few properties like this, something with six acres on the water on a peninsula like this," said Lurie as she walked into a wood-paneled library on the first floor, where tall windows overlook a putting green and the still blue water of the harbor. "[...] a buyer needs to have the money," she said. "For 1998, that was a very big sale," said Lurie, who added the current owners immediately began a massive renovation, which includes a tennis court, as well as a 4,000-square-foot addition, built in 2000.
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Night’ game
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 22:46:44 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:
AP PHOTOS: US reflects on veterans’ sacrifices
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 17:41:42 -0500
During Memorial Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery, President Barack Obama spoke about the sacrifices made by the nation's veterans — and felt by their loved ones.
Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer’s is brewing
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:13:58 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.
The Latest: Venus snubs media after French Open loss
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 14:51:52 -0500
PARIS (AP) — 9:40 p.m.
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