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Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors will consider hiring a deputy city clerk and approving the creation of the Animal Care and Adoption Advisory Commission on Tuesday. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. at...
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A Garland, Texas, man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 30 early Tuesday, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said. Nicky Brooks, 45, was traveling eastbound on I-30 in Le...
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States to split $12.1M project
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AUSTIN—Texas Transportation Commission approved a $12.1 million contract, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, for replacing the Red River bridge on U.S. Highway 259 be...
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The “Castle in the Clouds,” Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge near Mena, Ark., is scheduled to reopen in spring 2015 after $6.7 million in renovations have been completed. Queen Wilhelmin...
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AUSTIN—A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his crimina...
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CHICAGO—Americans’ eating habits have improved—except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain fa...
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WASHINGTON—As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though...
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WASHINGTON—The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states—Colorado and Washington—and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more dr...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: John Thompson spends his summers with his family in Texarkana. He and his wife, Jennifer, live and work in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is the literature and writing teacher a...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;</span><span class="s4">The ruins of Sarajevo&rsquo;s National Library are seen in this photo provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague, Netherlands.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">World Bulletin (Sarajevo Office)</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;This photo shows the restorations of Sarajevo&rsquo;s National Library completed on May 9. The library has been reopened to visitors.</span></p>

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 Texarkana, Ark., police officers direct traffic after a green Buick collided with a red Chevrolet S-10 pickup Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 71. No major injuries were sustained in the collisi...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Sunday   Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 1:13 a.m., theft, 624 Burma Road, Texarkana, Texas 4:11 a.m., suspicious, 1 Highway 8 N Street, New B...
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A new iPhone and Android app that can help Texans identify and report invasive species in their communities is now available. The app replaces the TX Invaders app used by the Invaders of Texas Citize...
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PINE BLUFF, Ark.—Enrollment at a Pine Bluff-area community college is suffering because a four-year university started offering concurrent enrollment at a nearby high school, according to the co...
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AUSTIN—Emergency officials say a man has died after falling off a cliff on Austin’s Mount Bonnell. Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman Mike Benavides tells the Austin American-Statesman th...
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Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s2">A worker carries a ladder Friday from the stilted bar and restaurant, Scottie&rsquo;s Grill. The seafood and steak restaurant near O.T.&rsquo;s Landing on U.S. Highway 67 between Texarkana and Redwater is scheduled to have it&rsquo;s grand opening in about two weeks and boasts attractions like sand volleyball courts.</span></p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s3">by Evan Lewis</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1">Scott Martin, owner of Scottie&rsquo;s Grill, carries a table into the dinning room of the restaurant Friday afternoon.&nbsp;</p>
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Slim Chickens owner Greg McKay says that chicken is only one food the popular North State Line Avenue restaurant has bragging rights about. And that is something to brag about when your chicken is kn...
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AUSTIN—A major election year in Texas has overshadowed an upcoming trial on the fate of the state’s tough new voter ID law, with a judge set to determine whether it safeguards ballot integ...
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EL PASO, Texas—A state advisory committee has recommended that Texas shut down six of its 13 residential facilities for individuals with mental and developmental disabilities. The recommendatio...
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GALVESTON, Texas—In a laboratory on Galveston Island, Tom Geisbert is working overtime. The pressure is on as the biggest Ebola epidemic in history creeps across West Africa, jumping over borde...
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AUSTIN—Texas education officials have given schools five more years for students to meet more rigorous standards before entering high school, according to a Texas Education Agency report release...
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Associated Press  Karyme Delgado, 6, of Tyler, Texas, has a horse painted on her face by volunteer Crystal Gonzalez of Tyler at the Maternity Fair and Rally to Improve Birth held Labor Day on Mo...
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DALLAS—The 17-year-old cousin of a Dallas girl whose body was found in a vacant apartment was arrested on a capital murder charge Monday in her death, police said. Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenten...
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DALLAS—A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday The crash occurred Sunday night in a southeast Dallas re...
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McALLEN, Texas—Construction continues on a new $1 billion electricity line in South Texas that officials said will not only improve service in the state's Rio Grande Valley but also allow energy...
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SAN ANTONIO—Beginning this month, the San Antonio Police department is banning officers from having visible tattoos. Officials tell the San Antonio Express-News that it is part of an effort for...
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RALEIGH, N.C.—A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday. Re...
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Today is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard t...
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Helen Bamber’s father read to her as a child in prewar Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler’s anti-Semitic treatise “...
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PARIS—Yves Carcelle, the charismatic executive who transformed Louis Vuitton from a staid French maker of handbags and travel trunks into one of the world's most iconic luxury brands, died Sunda...
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ST. LOUIS—Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a po...
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CHARLESTON, S.C.—In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. Boots McMaster, a bulldog with no chance of being elected, is a well-known political face this campa...
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LONDON—The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hosp...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Judge Ismael Moreno, right, arrives at the National Court on Monday in Madrid in the case of Ashya King, a critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice to receive medical treatment for a brain tumor. Both parents were arrested late Saturday and the boy was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Ashya King</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Brett King and Naghemeh King the parents of Ashya King are facing extradition from Spain, where they&rsquo;ve taken their son for treatment. Their British hospital says Ashya has a 70 to 80 percent chance of surviving brain cancer with the treatment it offers, and it&rsquo;s the parents who are putting the child at risk.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014     comments
Headphones worth the extra money
Q.  I read your recommendation of the Grado headphones and noticed that the SR80e headphones are only $20 more than the $79 SR60e model. That’s not much more if the headphones are noticeabl...
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LAKE CITY, Pa.—It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching—going throug...
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Apparently people are still buying a lot of PCs. Sales of “old fashioned” computers are rebounding dramatically in big markets like the U.S., Japan and western Europe, according to a new...
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Google X—the lab responsible for Google Glass, Google’s self-driving cars and Google’s smart contact lenses—has announced its latest endeavor: self-flying delivery drones. Und...
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ASHAROKEN, N.Y.—On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy. Either it accepts millions of dollars in federal aid to build...
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MILWAUKEE—President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance, delivered on beh...
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BIDDEFORD, Maine—A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball’s earliest greats. Now, the tro...
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PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House. With control o...
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Chinese anti-dissent playbook may prove ineffective in Hong Kong
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HONG KONG—China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to...
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PYONGYANG, North Korea—North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and—watched by officials as they s...
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MOSCOW—Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy—a shift that reflects Moscow&rs...
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ISLAMABAD—Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of thi...
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BAGHDAD—Iraq’s outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into “a big grave” for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who a...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militan...
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HRABSKE, Ukraine—Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week’s battles. With homes destroyed and...
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LOS ANGELES—The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of th...
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FRANKFURT, Germany—Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do....
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