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Stand up to Cancer co-founder Noreen Fraser dies at 63
wacotrib.com / Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:33:43 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Noreen Fraser, a TV producer whose own cancer diagnosis turned her into an activist against the disease, has died. She was 63.

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by 4 months
wacotrib.com / Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:07:34 -0500
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers have voted to extend the state of emergency declared six months ago for an additional four months.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Roadrunner Cash’ game
wacotrib.com / Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:58:10 -0500
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the New Mexico Lottery's "Roadrunner Cash" game were:

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited
wacotrib.com / Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:15:10 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

AP EXPLAINS:  Could Pell Grants work year-round?
wacotrib.com / Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:16:02 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pell Grants have been a fixture of federal financial aid since the 1970s, helping about 8 million low-income students attend college each year.

Asia shares fall on China liquidity fear; Europe edges up
wacotrib.com / Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:06:32 -0500
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Thursday, led by a slide in Chinese shares on investor concerns about liquidity. European indexes edged higher as concerns waned over Britain's formal request to leave the European Union.

Comptroller: Retired Texas teachers’ health care premiums could triple this year
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:22:28 UT

The Texas Legislature is mired in the budget process, which comes with its own special angst. But what really has retired Texas teachers on edge is talk about impending increases in their health insurance premiums.


Distraction citied as pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016
wacotrib.com / Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:55:49 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

Westbrook scores 57 in Thunder’s 114-106 OT win over Magic
wacotrib.com / Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:04:09 -0500
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 57 points — the most in a triple-double in NBA history — 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win over the Orlando Magic on…

Houston councilman Kubosh alerted police to murder-for-hire plot
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 UT

Houston City Council member Michael Kubosh - in his role as a bail bondsman - alerted police to an alleged murder-for-hire plot involving a prominent Montrose veterinarian and her boyfriend scheming to kill their exes.

Kubosh, who supplied the bail bond for a stalking charge for Leon Phillip Jacob, told police in February that he was troubled by things Jacob said about the case, Harris County District Attorney investigator Jimmy Turpin said in court Wednesday.


Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal
oaoa.com / Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:30:25 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Dep

Report unveils UT’s plans for major data center in Houston
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:35:56 UT

The University of Texas System believed a data institute in Houston could have transformed health care delivery, the energy industry and education systems.


Agreement to end ‘bathroom bill’ but are there enough votes?
oaoa.com / Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:48:07 -0500
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's so-called "bathroom bill" that they hope will drive a

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