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Israel defense minister: Islamic Jihad behind Gaza flare-up
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 01:18:49 -0500
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister is blaming Islamic Jihad — a smaller Palestinian militant group in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip — for the latest rocket fired at Israel that drew retaliatory air

AP PHOTOS: A look at aftermath of torrential rains, storms
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 20:48:52 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped inches of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma.

LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 23:56:04 -0500
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago.

James Holmes describes ‘obsession to kill’ in notebook
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 17:49:58 -0500
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — In a brown spiral notebook titled "Of Life," Colorado theater shooter James Holmes scrawled a self-diagnosis of his "broken mind" and described his "obsession to kill" since c

Police detail traffic stop that ended in officer’s death
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 18:39:58 -0500
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque decided to make one more traffic stop before his shift finished Monday night. It ended up costing him his life.

City-Wide Pride taking garage sale donations
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 00:31:45 +0000

City-Wide Pride taking garage sale donations

The City-Wide Pride Committee is taking donations of Lubbock residents’ unwanted items for its garage sale.

The committee will accept “regular garage sale items.” No large items such as refrigerators and sofas will be accepted. The garage sale is scheduled for June 5-6.

Committee members will pick up donated items. To donate to the garage sale, call 771-2777 or 745-8418.


Trio pleads guilty in armored car heist
amarillo.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 01:27:56 +0000

Three Amarillo men who pleaded guilty Tuesday in a $700,000 armored car robbery plotted to take bundles of cash from a company vault two days before the robbery, court records show.

But other employees showed up at the armored car company that day, foiling plans for a much larger heist, possibly worth millions, according to federal court records and affidavits in the case.

Trent Michael Cook, 25; Britt Michael Gresham, 25, and Cook’s father, Brian Keith Hodge, 44, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Amarillo’s U.S. District Court to conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery.

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Prosecutor: Guns were smuggled aboard US airliners
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:16:26 UT
NEW YORK (AP) — A brazen scheme in which guns — even an AK-47 rifle — were taken onto passenger jets for years in carry-on luggage was described by a Brooklyn prosecutor Tuesday as a terrorism threat that should cause the airline industry to end the practice of letting some workers enter airports without security screening. Thompson's comment came as he described a case brought against five people, including an airline baggage handler who was charged a day earlier by federal authorities in Atlanta. The prosecutor said Henry was given the guns, sometimes in airport restrooms, by Eugene Harvey, 31, an Atlanta baggage handler who worked for Delta before he was fired as a result of the investigation. Investigators videotaped him in the Atlanta airport prior to a morning flight to Kennedy International Airport in New York, where he was videotaped leaving the airport and was followed to his residence in Brooklyn. The prosecutor said investigators believe he has been transporting guns on planes for at least five years, using companion passes available because his mother had worked for airlines for years before retiring. The Transportation Security Administration, which is responsible for screening airline passengers, said in a statement that it takes "potential for insider threats at airports very seriously."

Texas Senate OKs wrongful conviction exoneration commission
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 16:57:35 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved a bill establishing an 11-member commission that will examine wrongful convictions.

Local Scout starts donation drive for Blanco River flood victims
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 00:36:35 +0000

A week ago Katie Hancock, 15, a member of the South Plains Council Scouting Program, was planning a camping trip with her troop set for the upcoming weekend, but after hearing about the deadly floods in Central and Southeast Texas her troop canceled the trip to lend a helping hand.

“We kind of decided that this was maybe more important,” she said.

Hancock came up with the idea to raise donations for victims of the floods after she found out what happened on the news and talked with her friend who lives in the Austin-area.

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FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Worth watching security for Federer
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 01:33:27 -0500
PARIS (AP) — Here's guessing French Open security guards will not allow a selfie-seeker — or anyone else, for that matter — get anywhere near Roger Federer following his second-round match today.

Burke: Michael Sam signing with CFL historic moment
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 18:22:59 -0500
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Burke believes the Montreal Alouettes signing of Michael Sam is a tipping point in professional sports.

4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 00:48:22 -0500
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers,

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