Posted: Oct 1, 2013 3:44 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2013 3:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) Police say the man suspected of slashing or stabbing five people, including a toddler, with scissors on a New York City bike path is a 43-year-old Texas native. New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says Julius Graham is apparently to be homeless. Kelly says all the victims are expected to survive, although a woman in her 30s is in critical condition. The youngest victim is 1 year old.
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) The German Air Force has deactivated its USA/Canada Command after nearly 60 years of having a presence in the West Texas desert. Tuesday's deactivation is the first step toward Germany closing its command center at Fort Bliss by 2017. The move is part of a German military reorganization. The command dwindled from about 40 officers in previous years to about two dozen, and only seven remained before it was officially shuttered.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Lawrence Goodwyn, who founded a coalition that registered Texas minorities to vote and helped organize a group that campaigned against President Lyndon Johnson's re-election bid, has died at his home in Durham, N.C. He was 85. Wade Goodwyn said his father died Sunday after battling emphysema. After earning his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Lawrence Goodwyn founded the Oral History Program at Duke University and was a history professor there for 32 years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Longhorns athletic director DeLoss Dodds says he's ready to retire after 32 years of building Texas into the wealthiest college program in the nation. Dodds and Texas President Bill Powers formally announced Tuesday that Dodds will retire Aug. 31, 2014. Powers said a search for Dodds' replacement begins right away. The 76-year-old Dodds has overseen a program that won 14 men's national championships and 108 conference titles.