Posted: Oct 19, 2012 6:01 AM
Updated: Oct 19, 2012 6:01 AM
DALLAS (AP) U.S. Senate candidates Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler are facing off in the final debate in Dallas. The Democratic Sadler hopes to paint Cruz as an extremist tea party Republican, while Cruz calls Sadler too liberal for conservative Texas. The second debate is scheduled for tonight.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) Many of the wounded soldiers and relatives of those killed during the Fort Hood shooting rampage want the government to declare it a terrorist attack. They say soldiers injured or killed deserve fair benefits and Purple Heart eligibility. Staff Sergeant Shawn Manning, who was shot six times during the attack, says he's upset the Defense Department has referred to the shooting as workplace violence.
TOKYO (AP) The commander of the U.S. forces in Japan says military personnel will be subject to a curfew following allegations two sailors raped a woman in Okinawa. Lieutenant General Salvatore Angelella says military personnel in Japan will have to take "core values training." Sailors Christopher Browning of Athens, Texas, and Skyler Dozierwalker of Oklahoma were in Okinawa on a brief stopover.
LAREDO, Texas (AP) An alleged hit man for a Mexican drug cartel faces a life sentence during sentencing in Laredo. A federal judge is scheduled to sentence Gerardo Castillo Chavez today for his racketeering, conspiracy and weapons convictions. Prosecutors accused Castillo of participating in a larger drug trafficking conspiracy.