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Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:01:18 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuc

Interest shown in Pier 36 Marina
tdtnews.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:00:00 -0500
Jim Hightower, CEO of Frank Smith’s Inc., stepped forward as a potential buyer of the Pier 36/Lake Belton Marina Friday morning, though no formal decision has been made about who will take over the lease.“We are very excited for the opportunities that this acquisition presents to our organization,” Hightower said in a released statement. “We feel that we are definitely qualified as we have successfully operated off a Corps lease on Lake Belton for over 50 years. This marina fits nicely into the existing business plan that we have for Lake Belton and the Central Texas area.”

SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series
wacotrib.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:16:49 -0500
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming prog

News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:00:24 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups known as super PACs as well.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash 5’ game
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:46:30 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public
wacotrib.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:18:51 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclo

Puerto Rico: No money available to make $58M bond payment
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:46:41 -0500
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government says it cannot make an upcoming $58 million bond payment and is warning that the general fund will run out of liquidity by November if no action i

Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct
wacotrib.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:08:28 -0500
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a

Indictment: Former surgeon so derelict he left 2 dead
tdtnews.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:52:00 -0500
A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what’s seen as one of the worst recent cases of malpractice in Texas.Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who lost his medical license in 2013, now faces potential prison time after being indicted on multiple assault charges relating to his treatment of patients. He was being held Friday at the Dallas County Jail on bail exceeding $600,000.

Today in History for Saturday, August 1, 2015
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:22:20 +0000

■ In 1714, Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.

■ In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.

■ In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force.

■ In 1957, the U.S. and Canada agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command.

■ In 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on a shooting rampage at the University of Texas in Austin, killing 14 people. Whitman, who had also slain his wife and mother hours earlier, was gunned down by police.

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Family, friends expected for private Bobbi Kristina funeral
wacotrib.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:13:04 -0500
ATLANTA (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, was born and raised in the shadow of her famous parents' hugely public life.

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:33:15 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Fri

Texans report to camp with many questions on offense
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:19:09 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans know they'll have a solid defense led by J.J. Watt.

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