Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Jan 12, 2013 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Texas judge has denied Planned Parenthood's latest attempt to rejoin the state's health program that excludes providers that support abortion rights. State District Judge Steve Yelenosky said yesterday he made his ruling because Planned Parenthood was likely to lose at trial because there are no longer any federal funds involved in the program.
DALLAS (AP) A representative for former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says the Texas Republican would not consider a position in President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Hutchison served two decades in the Senate before deciding not to seek re-election last year. She was mentioned in one report as a possible successor to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, also a Republican.
NEW YORK (AP) Hostess says it is selling most of its bread business, including the Wonder and Nature's Pride brands, to Flowers Foods Incorporated for $390 million. Hostess, which is based in Irving outside of Dallas, announced in November that it was shutting down and selling 33 bakeries. Flowers Foods is based in Thomasville, Georgia.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Family members say that Dyer Brainerd Holmes, director of NASA's manned space flight in Houston during the early 1960s, has died. Holmes' stepson, Pierce Ledbetter, says Holmes died at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tennessee yesterday at age 91. Ledbetter says Holmes died from complications from pneumonia.