In an Afghanistan awash in arms, a push to ban toy guns
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:18:09 -0500
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The weapons of Afghanistan's long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over policem
Swiss bank UBS says 2nd-quarter earnings up 53 percent
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:21:31 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss bank UBS AG says its earnings leapt by 53 percent in the second quarter, helped by strong performances in equities trading and wealth management.
In Iowa, Clinton says climate plan will promote renewables
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:56:26 -0500
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says climate change is real and people are "just not paying attention" if they don't acknowledge it.
Lawsuit points to hacking by Ethiopia as Obama makes visit
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:32:01 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can sp
Diverse, non-cool East Portland seeks greater representation
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:33:34 -0500
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland may be known for fashionable hipsters, devotion to public transit, locally sourced chickens and artisanal food carts. But a part of this city by the river counters the n
Binge-buying French telecoms mogul teams with media group
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:07:10 -0500
PARIS (AP) — Patrick Drahi, CEO of the French telecoms giant Altice, is partnering in a joint venture involving one of France's major independent news networks.
George Bush’s advice: Don’t paint your mom or wife
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:40:50 UT
WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush doesn't readily offer political opinions, but when it comes to portraits, he has some broad-brush advice: Bush has said that an essay by Winston Churchill on painting inspired him to take lessons after leaving office.
El Paso’s most wanted fugitives of the week
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:45:31 MDT
Crime Stoppers of El Paso each week releases photos and descriptions of El Paso's most wanted fugitives for the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
Transit officials: Officer uses pepper spray on Ohio crowd
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:28:31 -0500
CLEVELAND (AP) — Transit Authority police say an officer used pepper spray on a crowd trying to prevent them from taking an intoxicated teenager to police headquarters.
Shanghai share index dives more than 8 percent
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:20:02 -0500
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Shanghai share index dived more than 8 percent Monday as Chinese stocks suffered a renewed sell-off despite government efforts to calm the market.
Patriarch of musical Jackson family hospitalized in Brazil
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:57:14 -0500
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian hospital says Joe Jackson — the father of the late Michael Jackson and the patriarch of the musical family — suffered a stroke while visiting the South American natio
Congress pushes ahead on highway bill after Senate smackdown
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:27:49 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are pushing forward on must-pass highway legislation after an amendment reviving the federal Export-Import Bank provoked a heated clash on the Senate floor.
Motorcyclist killed in Montana Vista accident
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:53:22 MDT
A man riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision with a truck Sunday night in Montana Vista, a sheriff's official said.
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