Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Feb 23, 2013 2:42 AM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) A former Texas A and M University employee has been arrested as a suspect in a bomb threat made against the campus alumni center. A statement from the A and M campus police says Michael Thomas was arrested in Bryan and charged with making a terroristic threat yesterday morning threat against the Williams Alumni Center. The threat prompted the issuance of a "Code Maroon" advisory.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A federal judge has ruled that some video-recorded testimony by former BP CEO Tony Hayward will have to be excluded from the oil giant's upcoming civil trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier yesterday ruled that certain references in the video deposition of Hayward that refer to previous BP accidents or allegations of misconduct unrelated to the 2010 accident would have to be removed.
MEXICO CITY (AP) A member of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon's administration disputes that there is a list of 27,000 missing people as announced by the current government of President Enrique Pena Nieto. Jose Vega was Calderon's coordinator of the National Security System, an entity responsible for collecting and analyzing security data. He says that the only registry on disappeared people includes 5,319 names.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Officers have arrested 19 suspects in a Central Texas-based cocaine and cash smuggling ring with ties to Mexico. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday announced the arrests in a multi-agency investigation dubbed Operation Treasure.