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  • Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on 'Peyton Place,' has died January 20, 2018
    DALLAS (AP) — Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap "Peyton Place," died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93. Malone died in an assisted living center from natural causes days before her 94th birthday, said her daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten. After 11 […]
  • Appeals court stays order for changes in Texas foster system January 20, 2018
    DALLAS (AP) — A judge ordered Texas to make sweeping changes to its foster care system on Friday, two years after she found it unconstitutionally broken. In the scathing final order, U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack told the state the overhaul must include improvements in record keeping, caseworker visits and where children are placed. […]
  • 'Watching my family burn': Woman frantic after copter crash January 20, 2018
    RATON, N.M. (AP) — Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her "family burn." Police released 911 recordings Friday from the […]
  • Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board January 19, 2018
    DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints about animals biting or urinating or defecating on planes have nearly doubled since 2016. […]
  • NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move January 19, 2018
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch. Astronaut Jeanette Epps was supposed to rocket away in early June, and would have been the first African-American to live on the International Space Station. Late Thursday, NASA announced it […]
  • Lawyer: ICE unjustly holding award-winning Mexican reporter January 19, 2018
    HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for an award-winning journalist trying to win asylum in the United States because he says he received death threats in Mexico accused U.S. immigration officials Friday of unjustly detaining him based on a disputed 1999 incident. An attorney for Emilio Gutierrez Soto said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are trying […]
  • Texan charged with series of crimes in Boston area January 19, 2018
    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a group of friends from Texas who flew to Boston last spring for an NBA playoff game committed a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries while in Massachusetts before being caught at the airport with more than $50,000 in their luggage. One suspect, 29-year-old Fredrick Williams, of Dallas, was held […]
  • Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots January 19, 2018
    RATON, N.M. (AP) — Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board: CHARLES RYLAND BURNETT III, 61 Born in England, Burnett was an investor and philanthropist with links to a wide range […]
  • Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers January 19, 2018
    Semi Ojeleye, Cedi Osman and Royce O'Neale have never started in an NBA game. Cameron Payne last played in April. Matt Costello has scored two points in his NBA career. They're not stars. Yet somehow, someone in an NBA locker room apparently thought they should start in this year's All-Star Game. Only 10 players will […]
  • EPA official: government must plan for climate change January 19, 2018
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change. The testimony by EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Barry Breen […]
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Triple Chance' game January 19, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Triple Chance" game were: 04-11-15-17-20-21-24-43-45-50 (four, eleven, fifteen, seventeen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-four, forty-three, forty-five, fifty)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Night' game January 19, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were: 01-02-03-05-06-08-09-19-20-21-22-23 (one, two, three, five, six, eight, nine, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Night' game January 19, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Night" game were: 2-9-1-0, Sum It Up: 12 (two, nine, one, zero; Sum It Up: twelve)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game January 19, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were: 8-7-6, Sum It Up: 21 (eight, seven, six; Sum It Up: twenty-one)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Two Step' game January 19, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Two Step" game were: 02-06-27-31, Bonus: 20 (two, six, twenty-seven, thirty-one; Bonus: twenty) Estimated jackpot: $200,000
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game January 19, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Cash 5" game were: 12-13-23-34-35 (twelve, thirteen, twenty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five)
  • The Latest: Neighbors grapple with reports of child torture January 19, 2018
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Neighbors of a Southern California couple who authorities say starved, and tortured their 13 children for years are trying to grapple with the revelations. Josh Tiedeman-Bell fought […]
  • Mexico rights body blames marines, police for 2014 killings January 19, 2018
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A border mayor's paramilitary security team and Mexican marines were behind the disappearance and murder of four people, including three American siblings, the government's National Human Rights Commission said Thursday. Investigators determined that city officials in Matamoros, marines, and state and federal police lied in their statements in an effort to […]
  • Bryan police: Triple slaying was double homicide, suicide January 19, 2018
    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Police say a man shot and killed his wife and another man at a Central Texas apartment before turning his gun on himself. The bodies of Melvin Nathan Benefield, wife Virginia Ann Benefield and neighbor Larry Darnell Davis were found at the Benefield's Bryan apartment Wednesday. Bryan police officials said in […]
  • Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged' January 19, 2018
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said […]

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