Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook
wacotrib.com / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:42:26 -0500
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far
Demonstrators waive Confederate flags at Houston rally
wacotrib.com / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:29:27 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — About 100 people drove around a mall parking lot in Houston waving Confederate flags, in a Fourth of July show support for the divisive symbol that was one of several such events that h
The Latest: VP Biden dotes on grandson as he watches final
wacotrib.com / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:59:30 -0500
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The latest from the Women's World Cup final (all times local):
Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:14:39 -0500
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea
Word of the Day for Monday, July 6, 2015
amarillo.com / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:07:05 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
■ dis trān
Definition: (v) to force or compel to satisfy an obligation by means of a distress
Example: The landlord may evict her tenant should the rent be in arrear for five years, and may at any time distrain if it be overdue.
Brewers extend win streak to 8 games with 6-1 victory
wacotrib.com / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:26:31 -0500
CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Taylor Jungmann allowed four hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday
Man injured in apartment fire
amarillo.com / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:01:34 +0000
A man suffered injuries during a Saturday night blaze at a two-story apartment complex in southwest Amarillo.
At 8:51 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire at the Sungate Apartments, 2727 Virginia Circle, said Capt. Larry Davis of the Amarillo Fire Department.
Fire crews arrived at 8:55 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the ground floor of building 7. Eight fire units and 26 firefighters responded to the blaze.
A man was found lying on the ground outside of the building and witnesses said neighbors rescued him from the apartment, Davis said.
Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway’s ‘On the Town’
wacotrib.com / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:13:15 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned — a debut on Broadway.
Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:34:07 -0500
SHIJAIYAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year's war between Hamas and Israel, 39-year-old Mohammed al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard t
10 Things to Know for Monday
wacotrib.com / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:38:07 -0500
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Most Asian markets fall after Greek results, but China rises
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:32:08 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares tumbled Monday after Greece's voters vehemently rejected conditions set by its international creditors, deepening doubts over their future in the 19-nation eurozone.
Gay rights advocates push for acceptance, more legal protections
amarillo.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:33:15 +0000
AUSTIN – After years of legal battles, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people have finally won the right to marry the person they love.
But with the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling behind them, they are now turning their attention to their next endeavor: Gaining more social acceptance and pushing for more legal protections, especially in employment, housing, public accommodations and child adoptions.
“Friday was a big day and we won,” Nicole Dimetman said at last week’s gay marriage rally outside the Texas State Capitol.
Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:27:13 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested in the seemingly random shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier has admitted in a jailhouse interview that he shot her, but says it was an accident.
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