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  • Federal trial starts over tough Texas voter ID law

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the Texas voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday will hear opening arguments in Corpus Christi in a...

  • Journalist Stephen Isaacs dies at 76

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stephen D. Isaacs, a journalist, author and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism professor emeritus, has died after complications from a fall. He was 76. His son David Isaacs said his father died in Austin, where he had recently moved to live with his longtime...

  • University of Texas campaign tops $3 billion

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas says it has topped its $3 billion goal in an eight-year fundraising campaign. The Campaign for Texas ended Aug. 31. School officials say it raised $856 million in the final year, bringing the total to $3.1 billion in gifts, pledges and donations....

  • After more than a century, beloved church to close

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A church known for its inclusiveness is set to close this month. The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/1uaW51M ) says Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church will hold its last service after 117 years this weekend. Over the years its congregation has dwindled as have...

  • Body of missing kayaker believed found

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities believe the body of a kayaker who went missing over Labor Day weekend has been found. Harris County spokesman Mark Herman said 42-year-old Brian Conner disappeared Saturday during a kayaking trip with his wife. A body was found early Monday in Cypress Creek near...

  • Prep football player, 16, collapses and dies in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old high school football player in New York City is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Staten Island's Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a...

  • British migrant rights activist faces Thai trial

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first of a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company. Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. is accusing activist Andy Hall of defamation...

  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged in a New South Wales state court last year with indecent dealings of a sexual...

  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Their latest stunt...

  • Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues dies at 86

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old. Rodrigues' secretary, Carla Claro, says Rodrigues died of liver failure Monday at his home in Rio de...

  • Anti-China group nabbed for attempted firebombing

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have arrested three men linked to a group that allegedly planned to set off firebombs at the Manila airport and a mall to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said...

  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel,...

  • 3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

    BEIJING (AP) — Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported. The escape at from Yanshou county jail outside the city of Harbin took place about 6 a.m. Tuesday (2200 GMT...

  • Man dies after boat partially sinks in LI waters

    FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 80-year-old man out for a family boating excursion suffered cardiac arrest and died after the boat partially sank. Nassau County police say nine members of a family had gone out Monday. They were in the water near Freeport when the boat had a mechanical...

  • Walter Mazzone, sub and Sealab figure, dies at 96

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walter Mazzone, a decorated World War II submarine officer who later was instrumental in the Sealab program and other deep-diving research, has died in California. He was 96. His son, Robert, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1up6qWW ) that Mazzone, a retired Navy...



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