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Belton ISD holds school finance briefing
tdtnews.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:00:00 -0500
The Belton Independent School District is one of more than 600 districts in Texas that are suing the state over what they believe is an inadequate and broken system of public school finance.Representatives from the Equity Center in Austin presented a briefing Wednesday on the state’s public school finance system to Belton ISD officials, administrators and community members.

Britain urges EU to speed migrant deportation
oaoa.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:33:42 -0500
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Britain is urging the European Union to speed the deportation of people who do not qualify for asylum as the EU struggles with its biggest refugee emergency in decades.

Steve-O of ‘Jackass’ gets 30 days in jail for SeaWorld stunt
wacotrib.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:54:03 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jackass" star Steve-O was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail for climbing at least 100 feet up a crane in Hollywood in a protest against SeaWorld that drew dozens of emergency

The Latest: Nobel literature award to be announced
oaoa.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:21:54 -0500
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The announcements of the science awards are over and now the Nobel Prize spotlight turns to literature.

Deutsche Bank expects $7 billion loss for 3rd quarter
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 01:35:31 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, has announced it expects to report a third-quarter net loss of 6.2 billion euros ($7 billion) because of a combination of write-downs and litigatio

Good bug, bad bug: Hungry lady beetles control pesky sugarcane aphid
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:03:07 +0000

If you’re a sorghum farmer, sugarcane aphids can mean big trouble.

But if you’re a pretty red lady beetle, the pesky bugs can mean lunch.

And because lady bugs cause essentially no damage to the crops, you might say an aphid’s enemy is a farmer’s friend.

“That’s how they survive — eating insects that survive off plants. They’ve helped us this late season,” Glenn Schur said.

The Hale County producer has also seen positive results with the beneficial insects controlling green bugs and spider mites.

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Coast Guard ends search for 33 missing crew members
wacotrib.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:43:50 -0500
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard officially ended its search Wednesday for the missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.

YISD holds final forum on bond issue
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 7 Oct 2015 22:49:20 -0400
The Ysleta Independent School District superintendent made his pitch for a bond at the last meeting before early voting.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Triple Chance’ game
wacotrib.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:46:23 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Triple Chance" game were:

EPA investigating VW emissions controls in 2016 diesels
wacotrib.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:31:50 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines, raising the possibility tha

LSU-South Carolina game moved to Louisiana due to flooding
wacotrib.com / Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:46:26 -0500
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is moving its home game against LSU to Baton Rouge because of massive flooding around the university.

US judge declines to undo government order on green cards
oaoa.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:18:05 -0500
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a group of highly skilled immigrants from India and China say they'll keep pressing the government to allow their clients — and tens of thousands of others — to immediately

China stocks jump, other Asian markets await Fed minutes
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:59:39 -0500
HONG KONG (AP) — Pent-up investor demand fueled a jump in Chinese stocks after markets reopened Thursday following an extended holiday but other Asian bourses were lackluster ahead of the release of m

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