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Sony Spox Shuts Down Actor During Local News Interview

Sony Spox Shuts Down Actor During Local News Interview

During Los Angeles’ KNBC’s  Thursday night news broadcast, local reporter Robert Kovacik reported about the Sony hacking scandal causing a media blackout at the premiere for the Sony pictures film “The Interview.” Actor Charles Chun of Korean heritage who plays

Border Patrol Desperate for Female Agents

Border Patrol Desperate for Female Agents

HOUSTON, Texas — While 95 percent of U.S. Border Patrol agents are men, officials are taking steps to increase the number of female agents.  Border Patrol recently posted a job listing for new agents that is “restricted to female applicants only.”  The pay is $39,012.00

Ebola Monitored CDC No Fly Letter Surfaces

Ebola Monitored CDC No Fly Letter Surfaces

DALLAS, Texas — In the past week reports have gone out concerning adding Ebola watch listed individuals to a more official no-fly list. Thursday WFAA 8 published a no-fly letter they had obtained from its recipient. WFAA reported, “A source

Sacramento Strong Mayor Measure Blasted by Watchdog Organization

Sacramento Strong Mayor Measure Blasted by Watchdog Organization

Eye on Sacramento (EOS), a community watchdog organization, has criticized Measure L, also known as the “strong mayor initiative,” in a recent report that called the proposition’s justification “exceedingly weak,” according to local news reports. Measure L, backed by former NBA

Jesse Jackson Questions Treatment First Ebola Patient Received

Jesse Jackson Questions Treatment First Ebola Patient Received

Tuesday in Dallas, Rainbow PUSH Coalition president Rev. Jesse Jackson questioned the medical treatment received by now deceased Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. Jackson told KDFW, FOX 4 local news, “Thomas deserves the love and the best medical treatment America can

Oakland Protest Over Ferguson Turns Violent

Oakland Protest Over Ferguson Turns Violent

Local news channel KTVU reports that fallout from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri triggered the arrest of two men in Oakland as a peaceful protest turned violent on Friday night.  The protest was ostensibly a peaceful anti-police protest,

US Bots Flagged Ebola Before Outbreak Announced

US Bots Flagged Ebola Before Outbreak Announced

BOSTON (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a “mystery hemorrhagic fever” in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health

Four Reported Shot Dead at Brussels Jewish Museum

Four Reported Shot Dead at Brussels Jewish Museum

Four people were killed in an attack by a gunman at the Jewish Museum in the center of Brussels on Sunday afternoon. The gunman fled, but a suspect was later arrested, according to the Belgian newspaper La Libre. Earlier reports

Kiev Government to Deploy Troops in Ukraine's East

Kiev Government to Deploy Troops in Ukraine's East

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine’s government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite repeated warnings from

Lubbock Real Estate Developers Seek Federal Dollars for Monorail

Lubbock Real Estate Developers Seek Federal Dollars for Monorail

LUBBOCK, TEXAS–Texas Tech University Chancellor Kent Hance and real estate developer the McDougal Company have proposed the development of a monorail to connect the downtown Central Business District to the Cultural District two miles away. Given municipal budgetary constraints, the

Texas Border Sheriff's Office Raided in Corruption Investigation

Texas Border Sheriff's Office Raided in Corruption Investigation

TEXAS–Federal investigators and Texas Rangers executed a search warrant at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Monday in connection to a corruption investigation allegedly involving former Sheriff’s Office Commander Jose Padilla. Padilla was indicted in December 2013 on charges related to

Texas: Teen Female Busted with Alleged $1.3 Million in Meth

Texas: Teen Female Busted with Alleged $1.3 Million in Meth

CONWAY, TEXAS – Leira Cota, 18, from Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 east of Amarillo for the alleged possession of 36 pounds of methamphetamine. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers made a traffic stop