The commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry, appeared late Friday to be in danger of shutting down unless its supporters are able to stage a last-minute maneuver to save the 122-year-old agency in the remaining three days of the legislative ...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- A federal jury in South Texas has convicted a former district attorney on corruption charges.Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos (vee-yah-LOH'-bohs) was convicted Friday of racketeering, bribery, extortion and other charges. He was acquitted of two counts of extortion.Villalobos was accused of paying $10,700 to state District Judge Abel Limas to ...
United States American Matt Kuchar held a one-shot lead at 10-under par after 15 holes when the weather-hit second round was suspended for the day at the US PGA Invitational in Texas.Kuchar, who clinched his fifth PGA Tour title at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February, will line up a 40-foot birdie putt at the par-three 16th when play resumes at 7:15am local (10:15pm AEST) on ...
Email SEATTLE -- David Murphy was out of the lineup on on Friday night with Mariners left-hander Joe Saunders on the mound, so Mitch Moreland was moved up into the second spot in the lineup. Manager Ron Washington had moved Murphy into the No. 2 spot when Ian Kinsler went on the disabled list. Murphy is 5-for-18 with two home runs in five games as the No. 2 hitter and is hitting .314 with four ...
Email SEATTLE -- Nick Tepesch is ready to rejoin the Rangers' rotation, and Alexi Ogando is not far behind. Tepesch threw approximately 50 pitches in the bullpen on Thursday without any problems with the blister on the middle finger of his right hand. Tepesch was supposed to pitch on Wednesday against the Athletics but was pushed back because of the blister. He will start on Sunday against ...
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In playing the eponymous detective in Guy Ritchies Sherlock Holmes reboot, Robert Downey Jr. joins an extensive rank of actors that include such luminaries as Peter OToole, John Barrymore, Nicol Williamson, Peter Cushing, Jonathan Pryce, and, of course, the incomparabl ... ...
Email SEATTLE -- Ross Wolf earned his first Major League victory on Wednesday, but it has not guaranteed him another start. The Rangers officially remain undecided on their starter for the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks. "We're still looking over our options," manager Ron Washington said. "We haven't made a decision on that ...
Email SEATTLE -- Rangers infielder Mike Olt, who has been sidelined for a month because of blurred vision, has been cleared to resume baseball activities. Olt has been seen by several eye specialists and has been taking medication and eye drops to clear his vision. Olt has been sent to the Rangers' training complex in Surprise, Ariz., to begin working out again. He will work up to game ...
Heather Bowie Young and Silvia Cavalleri shared the lead Friday when darkness suspended play in the weather-disrupted Pure Silk-Bahamas Classic. LPGA Tour officials made the unusual decision to play at least two rounds of the event on a golf course shortened to 12 holes because of the flooding caused by a foot of rain on Tuesday. Par for the 12 holes being used at the Ocean Club course was ...
Anibal Sanchez came within two outs of throwing the year's first no-hitter in the major leagues Friday, carrying Detroit to a 6-0 win over ...
PHOTO BY EDDIE SEAL/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMESScott Cartier get’s ready to ride his 1800’s Penny Farthing replica bike off the starting line at London School on Sunday morning for the 1st Tony Balboa Memorial Ride on Sunday. The ride, sponsored by the Corpus Christi Cycle Club, went from London School to Alice, Balboa’s ...
We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. Neither I, nor any President can promise the total defeat of terror. What we must do is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger.
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Of the forty five U.S. senators who voted down Wednesday's gun reform bill, 42 have received funding from arms manufacturers or their agents.
The London newspaper The Guardian revealed the statistic on Thursday citing a study dating back to 1990.
On Capitol Hill, 45% of the Senate was able to derail a proposal that polls say is supported by roughly 90% of Americans.
"Everyone who voted yesterday knows after reading that bill, in their heart of hearts, that the bill would have made America safer," MSNBC's co-host Mika Brzezinski said on Thursday's Morning Joe. "We are the 90%," his co-host Joe Scarborough added. "And 90% will not be ignored."
Forty one Republicans voted against the bill, as did four Democrats.
"All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," President Barack Obamai, in company with victims of gun violence, told a press conference in the Rose Garden Wednesday.
Seven amendments were put up, covering assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and straw purchases. All 7 amendments were defeated.
The senators who opposed the bills were:
1. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
2. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
3. Sen. ...
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