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U.S. court denies motion to halt execution of long-serving Texas inmate

A federal appeals court has denied an application to halt the June execution of Lester Bower, one...

Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar...

Police: 9 Dead in Texas Biker Gang Shooting

Law enforcement remained on alert in Waco, Texas, early Monday after a deadly shootout between rival biker...

Jeb Bush reverses on Iraq war, highlighting difference with brother

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at a town hall meeting in Tempe, Arizona Republican Jeb Bush...

Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style...

Principal fired after racist remark

The principal of TNT Academy has been let go from the Stone Mountain school less than a...

U.S. court denies motion to halt execution of long-serving Texas inmate

U.S. court denies motion to halt execution of long-serving Texas inmate

A federal appeals court has denied an application to halt the June execution of Lester Bower, one of the longest-serving inmates on death row in Texas, for killing four men at an airport hangar in 1983.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday denied a petition from Bower’s lawyers, who said his planned execution on June 3 should be halted on grounds that his previous sentencing did not match U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

Bower, 67, who …

May 22, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar shortage in fiscal 2016, largely due to the unrest and fallout after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town’s mayor said Thursday.

Mayor James Knowles III said several businesses damaged or destroyed in the riots have not returned, so sales tax revenue is about $400,000 less than budgeted. The city voluntarily agreed to reduce the amount of …

May 22, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

JLo heading to Vegas

JLo heading to Vegas

That’s right: #JLoVegas is trending around the world with the news that the pop star and actress will be headlining a residency in Sin City.

She announced her new gig on “American Idol” on Tuesday. The news comes on the heels that “Idol,” on which Lopez is a judge, will be canceled next year.

“The show is going to be a multifaceted, high-energy ‘Jenny from the Block’ party, mixing all aspects of what my fans

May 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.

He was 89.

His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration.

The Mississippi native’s reign as “king of the blues” lasted more than six decades and straddled two centuries, influencing a generation of rock …

May 15, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

U.S. News Health Care Index shows massive increase in consumer costs

U.S. News Health Care Index shows massive increase in consumer costs

During the last year, a compelling narrative has emerged about health care spending: Though it continues to rise each year, its rate of growth is slowing dramatically and unexpectedly. Projections show that this trend will continue during the coming decade, partially because the impact of the Great Recession has lingered.

It is unclear at this time what role President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act, played in the slowdown. Looking at various aspects of health spending …

May 7, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Texas considers more abortion limits after clinic closures

Texas considers more abortion limits after clinic closures

Two years after Texas adopted sweeping abortion restrictions despite Wendy Davis’ star-making filibuster, Republicans are pushing a smaller encore of additional limits for new Gov. Greg Abbott to sign within the next month.

New battlegrounds over abortion access for minors and insurance don’t pack the same impact of a 2013 measure that would leave as few as eight abortion facilities in Texas if a federal appeals court upholds stringent new clinic standards. That decision is potentially still …

April 30, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant could retire after next season

Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant could retire after next season

Kobe Bryant will make next season his last with the Los Angeles Lakers after 20 years that have produced five NBA titles, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said.

“He has indicated to me this is it,” Kupchak told SiriusXM NBA Radio. “He’s on the last year of a deal. There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don’t think there will be.”

The 36-year-old guard has played for the Lakers for his entire NBA career, but has been …

May 22, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

McIlroy’s ‘boring’ finish good enough to win at Wells Fargo

McIlroy’s ‘boring’ finish good enough to win at Wells Fargo

Rory McIlroy had one word to his play on the back nine Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship.

“Boring,” the world’s top-ranked golfer said with a laugh.

That’s sort of what it has come to when McIlroy is playing it at the top of his game. Few in the world can challenge him when he’s driving the ball and putting the way he is right now.

On Sunday, he became the first two-time winner at the Wells Fargo Championship with …

May 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Reviews

2016 Acura ILX – Review

2016 Acura ILX – Review

For 2016, Acura has essentially rebooted its entry ILX model—dropping the surplus of powertrain variants and focusing this small sedan under...

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Ranging from the cost-effective V-6 and potent V-8 SS, to the track-ready Z/28 and lightning-quick ZL1, to the well-rounded 1LE V-8,...

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2016 Land Rover

2016 Land Rover

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the shorter, more sporty companion to the ur-Landie, the Range Rover. New back in...

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Other News

U.S. court denies motion to halt execution of long-serving Texas inmate

A federal appeals court has denied an application to halt the June execution of Lester...

May 22, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and...

May 22, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant could retire after next season

Kobe Bryant will make next season his last with the Los Angeles Lakers after 20...

May 22, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

JLo heading to Vegas

That’s right: #JLoVegas is trending around the world with the news that the pop star...

May 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

McIlroy’s ‘boring’ finish good enough to win at Wells Fargo

Rory McIlroy had one word to his play on the back nine Sunday at the...

May 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Police: 9 Dead in Texas Biker Gang Shooting

Law enforcement remained on alert in Waco, Texas, early Monday after a deadly shootout between...

May 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

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