HOUSTON (AP) - A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child. Olivia Morgan, an executive with an education-related nonprofit, tells the New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2pQ17V5) that she witnessed the episode take place before a Friday afternoon flight from San Francisco to Dallas.
DALLAS (AP) - A former North Texas Marine has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison after receiving veterans benefits, including a house, due to fraudulent claims he was injured during combat in Iraq. Brandon Ryan Blackstone was sentenced in Dallas federal court on Friday. The 35-year-old Blackstone had pleaded guilty in September to one count of wire fraud and one count of fraudulent representation about the receipt of a military decoration for financial gain.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Ten microfilm Bibles that traveled to space on board the Apollo NASA missions are locked in an Oklahoma court vault while a legal battle rages in two states over their rightful owner. They are awaiting a May 3 hearing in Tulsa over who rightfully owns them. The case pits a Texas state agency against author Carol Mersch and has dragged on for six years. The author says if she wins, she'll donate some of the Bibles to museums or seminaries around the world.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Officials say upcoming trials related to the 2015 Central Texas gunfight involving rival motorcycle gangs that left nine people dead, 20 others hurt have effectively been put on hold due to a separate federal case involving one of the gangs. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports state District Judge Matt Johnson on Friday delayed the first trial related to the deadly shootout at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. The trial was set for June 5.
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