GALVESTON — The police department has launched a mobile phone application to open a new avenue of communication with island residents.
RICHMOND, Va. — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month. A man charged in her abduction was arrested Sept. 25 on the beach near Rollover Pass.
DICKINSON — The Dickinson Gators emerged still undefeated after their first real dogfight of the season in a 17-9 win over the Friendswood Mustangs on Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
Two teams entered Veteran’s Memorial Stadium looking for their first district win on Friday, but it was the Clear Brook Wolverines, not the Clear Falls Knights, who benefitted from a plethora of turnovers and walked away with a 35-7 victory.
The Galveston County Commissioners Court picked a bad fight over who has the authority to hire and fire the courts administrator.
For years I wondered: How could the Port of Houston be one of the largest ports in the world? In retirement, I can satisfy my wonder.
The Rev. Doug Guthier, pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Galveston, is retiring after more than 35 years as a minister.
GALVESTON — Catholics will honor their priests as part of a nationwide observaance of Priesthood Sunday today and Sunday at St. Patrick Church.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.
"He was not a violent person. His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That's what makes it so bizarre." — Shaylee Bass, a classmate of Jaylen Fryberg, who walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria and opened fire, shooting one person dead and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6.
NEW YORK (AP) — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors said in a court filing Friday they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was involved in a 2011 triple slaying and have no witness who will testify to what Tsarnaev knew about his brother and the killings.
PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into the Wild."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court has rescheduled the execution dates of three death row inmates for 2015 after the state said it needed more time to secure the necessary drugs and train the execution team on new protocols.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Government official identifies Washington state school shooter as student Jaylen Fryberg .
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says second California deputy shot by assailant has died.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says suspect in fatal shooting of California officer taken into custody.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County Sheriff says officer shot by assailant has died.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.
BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Martin Walsh vetoed a $20,000 pay raise for Boston city councilors Friday, saying he wanted an independent analysis of how much the elected body should be paid.
BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ended deliberations for the week without a verdict in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police: Student shooter in Washington state died of self-inflicted gunshot.
NEW YORK (AP) — The governors of New Jersey and New York say they're issuing a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswomen say assailant shoots 3 deputies and civilian in 2 California counties.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme faces charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police say 1 dead in Washington state school shooting in addition to gunman.
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities recovered a wealth of data that should help them determine why a plane and a helicopter collided in the air near a municipal airport, killing three people on the chopper, a federal investigator said Friday.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Hospital says 3 victims in critical condition after school shooting near Seattle.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Louisiana man who admitted that he groped a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight was sentenced Friday in federal court to eight months in prison.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his part in an international cybercrime ring that targeted more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities took a man into custody Friday after they say he admitted driving a car onto the Oklahoma Capitol grounds overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh restaurant that stuffs its sandwiches with French fries and coleslaw will be stuffing those fixins in the mail.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California say a 12-year-old boy sold marijuana brownies to a seventh-grade classmate, who passed out in a dentist's chair after eating them.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco police officer indicted along with two officers in a corruption investigation has acknowledged stealing more than $5,000 in computers, gift cards and other property from people during searches.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A physician who treated a Pittsburgh doctor says he ordered the test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman has appealed her murder conviction for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier National Park.
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An inventory released Friday of items lost from a recent fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters includes hundreds of original photographs and items found at the crash site that were linked to the passengers and crew.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state's GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll.
MIAMI (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorists in a case where an undercover FBI agent used Internet chats to pose as a financing middleman.
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into a restaurant in a Northern California shopping center.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Institutes of Health: Dallas nurse now free of Ebola, will be released from hospital.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief.
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