Houston police officer killed because of uniform: county sheriff

The killing of a U.S. police officer on Friday in a Houston suburb was unprovoked, a county sheriff said, saying the victim was a target because of his uniform. “It appears to be clearly unprovoked,” said Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman on Saturday, speaking of Friday’s shooting of Darren Goforth at a gas station. Sheriff’s […]

University of Texas removes Jefferson Davis statue

A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group. Crews were seen removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university’s iconic clock tower. Davis’ statue will […]

Hundreds mourn death of 9-year old slain Ferguson girl

Hundreds gathered to remember a 9-year-old girl who was killed when shots were fired into her Ferguson home as she did homework on her mother’s bed. Sobs grew audible and tissues were passed down the aisles as fourth-grade classmates of Jamyla Bolden sang in front of her casket Saturday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1fPrcwZ ) […]

Ko wins Canadian tournament in playoff

Lydia Ko won the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open for the third time and first as a professional Sunday, beating Stacy Lewis with a par on the first hole of a playoff. The 18-year-old Ko finished with an even-par 72 to match Lewis at 12-under 276 at Vancouver Golf Club. Lewis, also a playoff loser this […]

Hurricane Katrina forced their church from New Orleans, but a congregation’s remarkable journey kept them together in Texas

In the wee hours of Aug. 28, 2005, New Orleans native June Lemon grabbed her church phone directory and hastily dialed more than 50 households with an urgent message. “Pack your clothes for three days, not more than three days, one bag per person,” Lemon said, then told them to be at the church no […]

Understanding your electronic medical records

The days when doctors riffled through a folder bulging with papers to find crucial information about a patient’s medical history are disappearing. Today, health care providers at many physician practices, hospitals and health systems across America rely on electronic medical records that give the medical team, patients and their family members easy access to the […]

Robert Griffin III returns to practice following concussion

Robert Griffin III returned to practice Sunday, three days after the Washington quarterback left the Redskins’ exhibition game against the Detroit Lions because of a concussion. Griffin fully participated in individual, 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 drills during the approximately 2-hour session at Redskins Park. “He was cleared for non-contact activity today,” coach […]

More Democrats crack open door for Biden presidential run

More prominent Democrats on Sunday cracked open the door for Vice President Joe Biden to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination as party front-runner Hillary Clinton battled questions over her use of a private email server. California Governor Jerry Brown told NBC’s Meet the Press program that, if he were Biden, he would […]

Louisiana trooper dies after being shot in head

A Louisiana trooper has died after being shot in the head by a man who told him, “you are going to die soon,” Louisiana state police said on Monday. Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, had pulled over to assist the driver of Dodge pickup truck in a ditch on Sunday afternoon, state police said in […]

Wall Street pares dramatic losses in turbulent action

Wall Street dropped on Monday in tumultuous action, but stocks managed to rebound sharply from much heavier losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) skidded 162.1 points, or 0.95%, to 16304.60, the S&P 500 (^GSPC) dropped 23.2 points, or 1.2%, to 1947.8, and the Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) fell 25.5 points, or 0.6%, to 4679.3. Despite […]


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