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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2:31 AM

Updated: Jul 21, 2014 2:31 AM

HOUSTON (AP) The Israeli Consulate in Houston says an Israeli-American citizen from Texas has been killed during fighting in Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces say Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli was killed in combat in the Gaza Strip. Carmeli was among 13 Israeli soldiers and 65 Palestinians killed Sunday during the first major ground battle in two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A San Antonio high school football player has drowned in South Texas while swimming with his family. The Medina County Sheriff's Office says Joshua Biggles was found dead yesterday afternoon. A spokesman says Biggles was found in about 15 feet of water at the Paradise Canyon Recreation Park.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) A Houston-area man drowned Sunday evening while swimming with his grandchildren in Galveston. Police say the swimmer is Aleksandar Momcilovic of Pearland. Police say Momcilovic was a good swimmer but had a history of medical issues. The exact cause of the drowning is unclear.

HOUSTON (AP) Rescue dogs who overcame fear of crowds and other issues brought on by abuse are showing off at a Houston dog show. Many of the dancing rescue dogs struggled just to appear before 40,000 visitors at Reliant Stadium without becoming skittish or even aggressive. Dogs at the show had to run through agility courses and catch Frisbees.

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