Posted: Aug 26, 2013 3:45 PM
Updated: Aug 26, 2013 3:46 PM
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Texas Governor Rick Perry is campaigning for his friend South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as she officially kicks off her 2014 re-election campaign. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined Haley onstage at the rally outside the BI-LO Center in Greenville. Each spoke for several minutes.
NEW YORK (AP) J.C. Penney's largest investor and former board member, William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management, is selling his nearly 18 percent stake in the company. The move to sell 39.1 million shares of the company, announced in a regulatory filing, comes two weeks after Ackman resigned from Plano-based J.C. Penney's board.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) State officials say some testing that could identify what caused the deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant is not scheduled until 2014. Assistant State Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner told lawmakers today that investigators still haven't ruled out that the blast was a criminal act. The April explosion in West killed 15 people and injured 200 others.
PLANO, Texas (AP) Police say it appears a man cutting grass at a North Texas golf course drowned when his mower toppled into a pond and pinned him underwater. Plano Fire-Rescue Captain Peggy Harrell says a lawn maintenance crew that contracts with The Courses at Watters Creek was working this morning when the riding mower was seen in the water. Authorities have not released the victim's identity.