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A Change in Senate Rules?

A Change in Senate Rules?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Now that President Joe Biden is on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat says he may be open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through the White House’s agenda. Sen. Joe Manchin says he wants to retain a procedural…MORE

A Second Murder Charge for a Woman Already Facing Murder and Kidnapping Charges

A Second Murder Charge for a Woman Already Facing Murder and Kidnapping Charges

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) – A Texas woman facing murder and kidnapping charges in the death of a pregnant woman and removal of the baby from the victim’s womb now faces a second murder charge. The Texarkana Gazette reports that a Bowie County grand jury on Thursday indicted 28-year-old Taylor Parker for murder in the…MORE

Texas Rapper Killed In Georgia

Texas Rapper Killed In Georgia

Atlanta (AP) – A shooting on Interstate 85 in suburban Atlanta has claimed the life of a rising Texas rap artist. It was one of three interstate shootings in the Atlanta metro area in two days. Police say rapper Corey Detiege, who performed under the stage name Chucky Trill, died at a hospital after the predawn…MORE

Body Found Near An Irving Golf Course

Body Found Near An Irving Golf Course

Irving (WBAP/KLIF) – The body of an unidentified adult man was found Saturday near the Irving Golf Club, formerly known as the Twin Wells Golf Course. Two canoeists found the body in a wooded, brushy area near the golf course. Dallas Police brought in a helicopter to help locate it, and the body was recovered…MORE

Texas is Experiencing a Rise in Covid Cases

Texas is Experiencing a Rise in Covid Cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The number of coronavirus cases and deaths due to the illness caused by the virus are rising in Texas. Data from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday shows the seven-day rolling average of new cases in the state during the past two weeks has increased from 5,040.8 per day to 7,022.7 while…MORE

Former Dallas Police Officer Remained On Duty During FBI Investigation

Former Dallas Police Officer Remained On Duty During FBI Investigation

DALLAS (AP) – Dallas’ former police chief says the police department allowed an officer to continue patrolling for more than a year while investigating whether he ordered two people to be killed because it didn’t want to tip him off. U. Renee Hall left the department at the end of 2020. She said in a…MORE

CEO of Boeing, Allegedly Compensated $21 Million in 2020

CEO of Boeing, Allegedly Compensated $21 Million in 2020

AP Airlines Writer –  The CEO of Boeing gave up his salary for most of last year, but he still got stock benefits that push the value of his compensation to more than $21 million. That’s according to a filing Boeing made Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Boeing had a bad year in…MORE

The U.S. Senate Passes the $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill

The U.S. Senate Passes the $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has passed a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition, moving closer to a milestone political victory for President Joe Biden. The $1.9 trillion bill approved Saturday carries direct payments of up to $1,400 for most Americans, extended emergency unemployment benefits and spending for COVID-19 vaccines and testing. It also…MORE

Houston Area Gas Explosion Injures 7

Houston Area Gas Explosion Injures 7

Klein (AP) – Seven people have been injured in a natural gas explosion near Houston. Comcast workers reportedly struck a gas line while working in Klein on Friday. CenterPoint Energy crews that were brought in to fix the line struck a larger, 6 inch gas line that sparked the explosion. All seven of the injured…MORE

Alaska Native Group, Neiman Marcus Settle Lawsuit 

Alaska Native Group, Neiman Marcus Settle Lawsuit 

Juneau, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska Native cultural organization and the Dallas based luxury department store Neiman Marcus have settled a lawsuit over the sale of a coat with a copyrighted, geometric design borrowed from Indigenous culture. The Sealaska Heritage Institute says it has agreed to work with Neiman Marcus and 11 other defendants to…MORE