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Georgia law giving police grand jury access may face change
wacotrib.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:51:44 -0600
ATLANTA (AP) — After a naked, mentally ill black veteran was shot dead by a white police officer last March in an Atlanta suburb, the officer was allowed a privilege ordinary citizens don't get, and e

The nation’s weather
wacotrib.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:31:19 -0600
Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:05:48 UT
CROWLEY, Texas (AP) — Officers responding to a report of a suicide attempt found four people dead inside a North Texas home Sunday afternoon, police said. Crowley Police Chief Luis Soler said in a news conference Sunday night that a 9-year-old who was inside the home called a relative and told her that a man there was injured after attempting to kill himself. Soler said that officers found no indication of a forced entry and that the initial investigation suggests it was an isolated incident.

Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:34:26 UT
For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. There are important e-lessons here, scout officials said, such as better articulating and tracking goals, learning to handle customers and money in a new way, and more efficiently processing credit card information. "A lot of people have asked, 'What took you so long to get online?' We spend a lot of time thinking how do we make this safe, scalable and smart," Kelly M. Parisi, chief communications executive for Girl Scouts of the USA, said at a recent demonstration for select media. For web-based sales, scouts customize their pages, using their first names only, and email prospective customers with links to click on for orders. The mobile platform offers tabs for tracking sales and allows for the sale of bundles of different kinds of cookies. Girl Scouts use their cookie money to pay for community service work or troop activities such as camping and other trips. [...] personal information is as protected as any digits out there, for both the scouts and customers, using encryption in some cases.

The Latest: German train crash was head-on
oaoa.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:51:53 -0600
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):

US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China
wacotrib.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:14:01 -0600
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korean nuclear and rocket tests are drawing quick responses from the U.S. that will upset a supposed partner against Pyongyang's weapons development — China.

Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books
wacotrib.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:37:31 -0600
So you thought the Panthers and Broncos would put up a lot more points in Super Bowl 50, that Carolina quarterback Cam Newton would score at least once and probably be named the game's most valuable p

US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war
oaoa.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:51:29 -0600
WASHINGTON (AP) — To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half i

West Texas school district makes switch to 4-day school week
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:15:00 -0600
DALLAS (AP) — The weekend will start a day early for children in a West Texas school district that’s adopted a four-day week, a move seen as the first of its kind in this state since lawmakers gave schools greater leeway in setting their calendars.

Extra $86M in border security up for approval
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:04:06 UT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Another $86 million on border security spending in Texas is up for approval by the state's top budget office. Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Monday will formally present to the Legislative Budget Board plans to finance an extended deployment of state troopers and the Texas National Guard.

‘Saved by the Bell’ actor due in a Wis. courtroom
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:31:27 UT
A criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee (oh-ZAH'-kee) County charges Diamond with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. A criminal complaint says Diamond and his fiancee got into a tussle with two men and a woman at the Grand Avenue Saloon Thursday night.

South African court hears case against president
oaoa.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:54:46 -0600
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court is hearing a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.

Lawyer: ‘Nothing unreasonable’ about stun gun on 76-year-old
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:15:14 UT
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — The lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man says there was "nothing unreasonable" about using that level of force during a traffic stop that was captured on dashboard camera video. Robinson stopped Pete Vasquez for an expired vehicle inspection sticker, and video captured Robinson grabbing Vasquez's arm and pushing him onto the police cruiser. A criminal investigation into the traffic stop was completed by the Texas Rangers, who turned their findings over to local prosecutors for review.

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