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Posted: Jan 27, 2014 6:00 AM

Updated: Jan 27, 2014 6:01 AM

DALLAS (AP) Strong winds have downed some power lines and cut electricity to parts of North Texas. Power provider Oncor (ON'-kor) on Monday reported more than 2,000 homes and businesses without electricity, mainly in the Dallas area. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the Dallas-Fort Worth area until midday Monday. Gusts of nearly 40 mph were recorded before dawn along with a cold front that dropped temperatures into the 30s. Colder weather could reach Southeast Texas by Tuesday.

(Information in the following story is from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com )

ROSEDALE, La. (AP) Louisiana authorities have identified a Texas man whose body was found Saturday afternoon in a sugar-cane field near Rosedale. Authorities say 42-year-old Avery Hastings, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was found by a group of all-terrain vehicle riders in the cane field. Authorities say Hastings is believed to be the victim of a violent incident that happened about a week ago in West Baton Rouge Parish, but details of the incident were not released.

DALLAS (AP) AT&T says it does not intend to make an offer soon for British cellphone company Vodafone. The announcement by the largest U.S. telecommunications company means it is restricted from initiating a bid on Vodafone in the next six months, according to British takeover rules. But the Dallas company can respond to an offer initiated by Vodafone, or it can make a bid in response to an offer from another company.

(Information in the following story is from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com )

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati zoo says a female baby gorilla initially raised by humans acting as surrogate parents is thriving in the company of other gorillas as she reaches her first birthday. The gorilla was born at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, and her mother rejected her. Gladys was moved last February to Cincinnati. Caregivers there dressed in furry vests and kneepads to act as surrogate mothers until an older female gorilla took over that role in June.

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