A 63 year old man is facing capital murder charges after police say he shot four people at a Corpus Christi trailer park, killing three of them. The three adult victims were found outside different homes Sunday evening. A 10 year old is in the hospital with critical wounds.
Inside a South Texas federal immigration prison, 200 immigrant children held with their mothers are going to school for eight hours a day. The curriculum at the Karnes County Residential Center is the same as other bilingual schools across the state. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say school helps the children to socialize and may help them adjust if they stay in the country.
On Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 around 11:30 P.M., Harlingen Police Officers responded to a major accident in the 1200 block of N. Expressway 77. A Ford F-150 pickup struck a metal sign just off the roadway. The driver, 33 year old Ray Camacho, was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Investors appear to be playing it safe as they await a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting that starts tomorrow. Large company stocks ended today's trading little changed, while smaller, riskier stocks slumped. Today's news on the economy was mixed, with manufacturing output falling in August for the first time in seven months. The Dow rose 43.63 points to 17,031. The S&P 500 fell less than 2 points to 1,984. The Nasdaq composite dropped 48.70 points, or 1.1 percent, to 4,518.90.
United Airlines says it will offer flight attendants up to $100,000 in severance if they leave the company. United and the Association of Flight Attendants announced the deal today. United has 23,000 flight attendants. The airline says the early-outs will help it match staffing to its flight schedule and produce a labor contract with the union.
The head of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the agency is sickened by rape allegations against a trooper arrested today. Three women say they were sexually assaulted by trooper Eric Roberts while he was on duty. Roberts' arrest comes just weeks after an Oklahoma City police officer was accused of sexually assaulting at least eight women while on duty.
A 33-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of a minor. Dereck Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of children in June. He was accused of forcing a 15-year-old runaway he met at a bus station to engage in sex acts for money. The victim, who is now 18, said Johnson forced her to engage in several commercial sex acts at a Houston truck stop.
The NFL says it's enlisted three women to serve as "senior advisers" as the league develops further policies on domestic violence and sexual assault. The announcement came from Commissioner Roger Goodell, who's been criticized for his handling of the domestic abuse case involving running back Ray Rice. He was initially suspended for two games. But after a video surfaced of the assault on his then-fiancee, Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and indefinitely suspended by the league.
Stocks have finished the day mostly lower as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts tomorrow. The S&P 500 eased back one point, while the Nasdaq fell 48 points. The Dow gained 43 points. The Federal Reserve reported today that U.S. manufacturing output fell in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants.
A medical worker at a hospital on Mexico's Baja California Peninsula says parts of some hotels are "completely collapsed" as a result of Hurricane Odile. The storms winds leveled everything from ramshackle homes to big box stores, and left roads and entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.
The trial of a Houston cancer doctor is underway. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo is accused of poisoning a fellow doctor last year by lacing his coffee with ethylene glycol. Prosecutors say the woman had a "fatal attraction" to the man who had once been her lover.
A new study says tainted water near some Texas natural gas wells wasn't caused by the drilling procedure called fracking. Ohio State University researchers who studied wells in Texas and Pennsylvania say the contamination occurred because the piping and cement seals in the wells themselves weren't working properly. They say that means the contamination is more preventable and fixable.
Members of Congress are rushing to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels. And President Barack Obama's fiercest opponents among House Republicans are ready to go along -- on the condition that no U.S. ground forces are deployed in the fight against the Islamic State group. The House and Senate are looking to wrap up work Friday before a nearly two-month recess in preparation for November's midterm elections.
The Obama administration still isn't ruling out working with Iran against a common enemy -- the Islamic State militant group. But Secretary of State John Kerry says the two nations won't coordinate on military action. He spoke after international diplomats met today in Paris, pledging to fight the militant group "by any means necessary."
Three Texas cities rank among the top five markets for job growth in the US and McAllen is one of them.
Analysts asked more than 18,000 employers in the 100 largest U.S. cities about their hiring plans for the 3-month period ending in December, and almost all 50 states expect to hire more people before the end of the year.
Dallas is at the top city for job growth, with a net increase in jobs of about 27 percent. The Houston area is close behind along with McAllen.
House Republicans are proposing to authorize a mission to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels with an explicit ban on deploying U.S. ground forces to fight the Islamic State group. The language will likely be included as an amendment to a spending bill this week to keep the government open. The mission is a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy to fight the Islamic State group. Democrats are reviewing the proposal.
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. Kenneth Feinberg says he has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from GM. Feinberg received 125 death claims due to the faulty switches in older-model small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt. The rest remain under review or require further documentation.
Stocks are mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts tomorrow. The Fed is nearing the end of its bond-buying stimulus program, and investors will be looking for clues about when the central bank will start raising interest rates. A weak report on U.S. manufacturing is also weighing on the stock market.
He sat out yesterday's game after being charged with child abuse -- but Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be rejoining the team for this coming Sunday's game in New Orleans. Peterson, who's considered one of the best running backs in the NFL, was charged after using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. The owners of the Vikings say they don't want to "rush to judgment," and will let the legal process play out. Peterson is due to make his court appearance Wednesday.
Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout September, but many won't be delivered until October.
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