3rd night of Miss America preliminaries set for Frida
Arts/Entertainment / Celebrities / National / Theater & Dance

3rd night of Miss America preliminaries set for Frida

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The third night of the Miss America competition gets underway Friday as contestants have one last chance to impress the judges and score points before Sunday’s nationally televised finale. Miss Texas Margana Wood won the swimsuit competition Wednesday, and Miss Utah JessiKate Riley won the talent portion with a classical … Continue reading

Advertisement

Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud
International News / Local / National / Science / U.S. News

Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As high water spreads from Houston through Texas and Louisiana, authorities are bracing for an inevitable wave of fraud and other criminal activity set into motion by Harvey’s punishing rains. In a warning to those who would seek to defraud the government and people wanting to help or seeking assistance, a … Continue reading

Opponents of Texas immigration disrupt legislative session
National / U.S. News

Opponents of Texas immigration disrupt legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas’ tough new anti-“sanctuary cities” law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled … Continue reading

Texas regulator: Trump U preyed on ‘novice’ investors
Politics

Texas regulator: Trump U preyed on ‘novice’ investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Texas regulators investigated Trump University for fraud six years ago, Donald Trump’s lawyers tried the same defenses the presumptive Republican presidential nominee cited again as recently as Tuesday June 7th — that the now-defunct real-estate workshops were top-notch and the students overwhelmingly satisfied. But internal emails reviewed by The Associated Press … Continue reading

Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board
Education / National / Politics

Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won’t have a vote. Mary Lou Bruner lost her Republican primary runoff for a seat on the powerful Texas State Board … Continue reading

Lt Gov: Texas will forego federal funds over LGBT policy
Campus Life / Education / National / Politics

Lt Gov: Texas will forego federal funds over LGBT policy

DALLAS (AP) — Texas’ lieutenant governor said Friday, May 13, that the state is prepared to forfeit billions of federal dollars in public school funding in defiance of an Obama administration directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. The new directive is expected … Continue reading