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Vatican Taking Action in Divisive Paraguay Diocese

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is taking action in a divisive diocese in Paraguay where an Argentine priest, accused by a former superior of being a "serious threat to young people," has been removed as the No. 2. The Rev. Carlos Urrutigoity is still an active priest in the Ciudad del Este diocese, however, in a sign that he...

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4 hours 34 minutes ago

Hilliard Files Another Lawsuit Against GM

CORPUS CHRISTI -- A Corpus Christi lawyer is continuing his battle against a corporate giant. Bob Hilliard became the first lawyer in the country to sue General Motors over faulty ignition switches. He filed a new lawsuit yesterday in New York. This suit represents 658 people killed or... Read Story

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1 hour 23 minutes ago

Texas Search Group Resumes Drone Use

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month. Texas EquuSearch... Read Story

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1 hour 35 minutes ago

State Panel Delays Vote On Astrodome Designation

HOUSTON (AP) - A state historical panel on Wednesday delayed action on a proposal that would have given the Houston Astrodome extra protection from the wrecking ball, a move intended to give local officials more time to evaluate potential uses for the iconic structure. The world's first multipurpose domed stadium... Read Story

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Jul 29, 2014 9:38 PM

Texas Regents Pick New Chancellor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget. Navy Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations Command in... Read Story

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1 hour 32 minutes ago

Terror Threats at Chemical Plants Underestimated

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say. The yearlong investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security... Read Story

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11 hours 35 minutes ago

Ventura passage to be cut from 'American Sniper'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The passage from the best-selling memoir "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against author Chris Kyle will be removed, publisher HarperCollins said Wednesday. A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura over $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday, finding that a section... Read Story

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17 hours 28 minutes ago

McDonald Confirmed as New VA Secretary

WASHINGTON - In a vote of 97 to 0, the US Senate unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. Last week, McDonald testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and received glowing remarks from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The former CEO... Read Story

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