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  • Texas couple contends school taped son, 2, to mat

    WILLOW PARK, Texas (AP) — A couple has filed a lawsuit claiming that a North Texas Montessori academy used duct tape to secure their young son to his napping mat to prevent him from wandering about. The suit filed Tuesday by Brad and Kristi Galbraith claims negligence and other charges against...

  • Children injured after being struck by lightning

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three children were hospitalized after being struck by lightning while on a soccer field in the Austin area. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Capt. Darren Noak said the children were injured Tuesday afternoon on the field in Bee Cave. The children were all...

  • Case of chikungunya virus confirmed in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — Public health officials have confirmed the first human case of the chikungunya (chicken-GUN'-yuh) virus in Dallas. Dallas County Health and Human Services on Wednesday confirmed the first case in the city. The person was infected with the virus during a recent trip to the...

  • Wendy Davis penalized for late tax payment

    After months of delay, Texas state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis finally released her full 2013 tax return this week -- and it turns out she was hit with a fine for late payment.

  • FBI raids offices of former college in Texas, NM

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — FBI agents in West Texas and New Mexico have raided the offices of a former college and the house of its owners as part of an investigation that includes the U.S. Department of Education. FBI spokesman Michael Martinez said three search warrants were served Wednesday and...

  • TCU gets $30 million gift for business school

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Christian University has gotten a $30 million gift toward a $100 million expansion of its business school. TCU officials on Tuesday announced the gift from Spencer and Marlene Hays of Nashville, Tennessee. Spencer Hays is an emeritus TCU trustee and a businessman...

  • Police: Houston father charged in son's death

    HOUSTON (AP) — Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son. The Houston Police Department says 20-year-old Everton Bryan was charged with murder and arrested Tuesday. His son, Daniel, died at Texas Children's Hospital on Sunday. The child was admitted to the...

  • Texas County reaches $775,000 deal in Taser case

    CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) — Bastrop County has settled a federal lawsuit for $775,000 with the family of a high school student who suffered a brain injury after a deputy shot him with a Taser. The attorney representing Noe Niño de Rivera said Tuesday the agreement was reached Monday. The county...

  • Jury to get Texas road-rage murder case

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash. The Brazoria County jury will hear arguments Wednesday before deliberating the murder case of David Barajas...

  • Most Texans since 2008 to travel for Labor Day

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — AAA Texas projects that more than 2.5 million Texans will hit the road or take wing for the Labor Day 2014 holiday. The auto club said in a statement that the projection would be the highest number of Texans traveling for Labor Day since 2008 and a 1.9 percent increase from...

  • Woman, 5 children hurt in Dallas house explosion

    DALLAS (AP) — An explosion blamed on a gas leak destroyed a Dallas family's home Tuesday and injured a woman and her five children, authorities said. The blast happened after the children's father had gone to work, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Lt. Joel Lavender said. Those who were hurt were...

  • Both sides rest in road-rage murder trial

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — Both sides rested have their cases in the sixth day of the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash. The defense called just three witnesses before resting Tuesday in the trial of David Barajas...

  • Man shot dead in Lubbock police confrontation

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police say a domestic dispute and ensuing threats led to a confrontation between a male suspect and officers culminating in the officers shooting the man dead. Lubbock police identified the dead suspect as 51-year-old Guadalupe Esquivel. The shooting happened at an...

  • Man charged in Texas human-smuggling operation

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A 34-year-old man is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in South Texas on charges that include murder, human smuggling and keeping undocumented workers as hostages. Authorities say Noe Aranda-Soto will appear in federal court Wednesday in Corpus Christi....

  • Grand jury clears officers in teen's shooting

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas grand jury has declined to indict three suburban Dallas police officers in the fatal Christmas Day shooting death of a 16-year-old suspect. The Tarrant County grand jury declined the indictment Tuesday in the fatal shooting of Peyton Cole Barbour of...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • No Mo’ Cuomo?

    Queens, N.Y. Peter Tu is thrilled about meeting with Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York. Tu is the executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association...

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  • Scotland the Brave

    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...

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