New Mexico delves into soda tax fight
wacotrib.com / Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:15:59 -0500
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's being pitched as an educational lifeline for impoverished preschool-aged children and condemned as the latest example of local government overreach sweeping progressive cities from coast to coast.
Police: Woman, 86, beat to death in random California attack
wacotrib.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:43:17 -0500
NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man beat an 86-year-old woman to death in an apparently random attack as she walked around a high school track in Northern California.
France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack
wacotrib.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:13:00 -0500
PARIS (AP) — France said that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible.
Survey shows Americans favor classifying MS-13 gang a terrorist group
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:21:51 UT
Following the murder of four men in New York closely resembling the modus operandi of the MS-13 gang, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for the gang to be classified a terrorist group. A new survey by Rasmussen Reports shows voters are largely in favor of the proposal.
Houston’s fast-food scene just got a bit smaller
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:50:48 UT
Houston's fast-food scene just got a bit smaller as a national chain shuttered three restaurants as part of a larger move.
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 10PM’ game
wacotrib.com / Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:16:04 -0500
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:
Update: Jack in the Box robbery/shootout suspect released from hospital as another still in critical
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:48:56 UT
One of the wounded teens suspected in an armed robbery at a Jack in the Box that ended in a shootout with police has left the hospital and been booked into jail, while the other wounded suspect remains hospitalized in critical condition, sheriff's officials said. Two suspects' mugshots have been released.
Xavier Cox, 17, was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury after the crew of teens allegedly fired at police at the restaurant in northwest Harris County, the sheriff's office said. Since then he has been discharged from the hospital and booked into the Harris County Jail.
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Lotto Plus’ game
wacotrib.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:46:06 -0500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Lotto Plus" game were:
Asia stocks firm as markets mull Trump’s tax plan
wacotrib.com / Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:27:08 -0500
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as investors assessed the scant details of President Donald Trump's U.S. tax overhaul. Japan's central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged and forecasted steady growth for Asia's No. 2 economy.
Hong Kong widens crackdown, arrests 9 more activists
oaoa.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:57:33 -0500
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities expanded their crackdown on the Chinese-controlled territory's opposition with a fresh round of arrests of pro-democracy activists on Thursday.
BOJ keeps lax monetary policy, forecasts steady growth
wacotrib.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:43:23 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank kept its ultra-lax monetary policy unchanged Thursday, forecasting that growth in the world's third-largest economy would remain steady through the fiscal year ending in March 2018.
Deutsche Bank Q1 profits rise as legal costs dwindle
wacotrib.com / Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:52:22 -0500
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Deutsche Bank says net profit more than doubled in the first three months of the year as the bank pressed ahead with cost-cutting and saw more customer money flowing into its asset management business.
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Megabucks Doubler’ game
wacotrib.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:23:07 -0500
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Megabucks Doubler" game were:
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