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Breaking News: Shooting, 'affluenza' case demonstrate what's wrong with America
Posted by: Mike Sarzo SelectMedia

Fort Worth :: TX :: USA | updated 2013-12-17 15:22:55 -0800 | disasters-news

People who believe in superstition say that Friday the 13th is bad luck. Right up there with black cats, walking under ladders and opening an umbrella indoors is the notion that Friday the 13th brings bad luck. I don’t subscribe...
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Breaking News: Prosecutor trying to amend ‘affluenza' sentence to give rich teen jail time
Posted by: VeronicaS SelectMedia

Fort Worth :: TX :: USA | updated 2013-12-21 15:52:01 -0800 | disasters-news

After an avalanche of criticism in the press, Texas courts are trying to amend its “affluenza” sentence for rich teen Ethan Couch, who only received probation after pleading guilty to four cases of intoxication manslaughter and two cases of intoxication...
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Breaking News: New climate study issues dire warning as Arctic freeze grips most of the US
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Dallas :: TX :: USA | updated 2013-12-07 13:15:00 -0800 | green-news

How cold is it where you live? An Arctic blast that has worked its way down from Canada is still inching its way across the US, with western states like Washington and Oregon feeling the bite of temperatures from zero...
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Breaking News: RadioShack announces 1,100 store closings
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Fort Worth :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-03-06 20:35:56 -0800 | business-news

Retail electronics giant RadioShack Corp. announced Tuesday that it will close as many as 1,100 of its US stores amid falling share prices and disappointing sales. Such an announcement had been anticipated since last month, when it announced at least...
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Breaking News: I'll accept ‘affluenza' as soon as ‘poverty-enza' becomes a viable legal defense
Posted by: VeronicaS SelectMedia

Fort Worth :: TX :: USA | updated 2013-12-19 17:44:34 -0800 | disasters-news

The “affluenza” case in Texas has ignited widespread outrage and inspired petitions to get the judge who accepted this made-up term as a viable legal defense kicked off the bench permanently. Ethan Couch, 16, of Fort Worth avoided jail and...
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Breaking News: Texas executes woman for torture death of ex-boyfriend
Posted by: StephenPope

Huntsville :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-02-06 13:35:03 -0800 | disasters-news

A New York native became the 14th female to be executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, after the US Supreme Court rejected Texas offender Suzanne Basso’s last-minute appeal Wednesday. Basso, 59, was convicted in the 1998 murder...
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Breaking News: Rick Perry excuses Ted Nugent calling Obama 'subhuman mongrel' and 'chimpanzee'
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Austin :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-03-04 17:20:21 -0800 | political-news

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has tried to excuse Ted Nugent's description of President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel" and a "chimpanzee." In a Jan. 17 interview with Guns.com (see video), Nugent said: I have obviously failed to galvanize...
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Breaking News: Couple freed after 21 years in prison over 'satanic ritual abuse'
Posted by: April Johnson

Austin :: TX :: USA | updated 2013-12-07 05:57:49 -0800 | humanitarian-news

Frances and Dan Keller of Austin, Texas, were released Thursday after serving 21 years of their 48-year sentences. The couple, like so many others, was accused of heinous satanic ritual sexual assault on children that attended their day care. In...
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Breaking News: Texas turns dead woman's body into incubator for fetus
Posted by: itobin53

Fort Worth :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-01-11 00:06:30 -0800 | disasters-news

An obscure law in Texas has turned a dead woman’s body into an incubator for the 14-week fetus she was carrying when she died. Marlise Munoz, 33, was found collapsed on the kitchen floor of their Texas home by her...
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Breaking News: Alleged Fort Hood shooter sought treatment for stress disorder
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Fort Hood :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-04-06 15:07:53 -0700 | disasters-news

US Army Specialist Ivan Lopez was taking antidepressants and being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he allegedly started shooting at Fort Hood, killing four including himself and wounding 16. Lopez, 34, a 15-year veteran who sought treatment after serving...
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Breaking News: Texas GOP platform draft urges us to forget climate change, accept gay conversion therapy
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Austin :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-06-08 17:14:52 -0700 | political-news

Opinion The draft of the 2014 Texas Republican Party platform includes language that calls for an end to climate-change-related environmental regulation and endorsement of conversion therapy for gay people. The new platform reaffirms the commitment of the Texas GOP to...
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Breaking News: Construction worker's dramatic escape from fire in Houston caught on video
Posted by: Anne Sewell

Houston :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-03-27 20:01:46 -0700 | disasters-news

A huge five-alarm fire was raging Tuesday through an entire apartment complex near AIG campus in Houston, Texas. A construction worker was caught alone on a ledge outside the blazing top floor, waiting for firefighters to rescue him. The scene...
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Breaking News: Honduran president: Reducing violence will curb surge of children at US border
Posted by: Redhanded SelectMedia

Laredo :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 23:33:19 -0700 | political-news

Honduran President Juan Hernandez recently went on the record with a Mexican daily newspaper to give his take on the reason for the surge of unaccompanied children who are illegally crossing the US border. "The root cause is that the...
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Breaking News: Heartbleed bug highlights dire need for cybersecurity specialists
Posted by: John Egan

Austin :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-04-21 12:06:52 -0700 | business-news

The recent discovery of the Heartbleed bug underscores the ever-present threats to Internet security. But it also accentuates a serious shortage of cybersecurity specialists. Eduardo Garcia, a criminal justice professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, pointed out...
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Breaking News: Warning: Some employers fire workers for shopping online
Posted by: John Egan

Austin :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-02-26 20:14:19 -0800 | business-news

Buyers beware: It may be tempting to hit the Internet for holiday shopping while you’re at work, but your wallet could suffer in more ways than one. A recent survey by job website CareerBuilder found 7 percent of employers have...
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