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  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

    Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:33:42 GMT
    (NBC) -- A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left just seven abortion facilities open in Texas by Sept. 1; there are currently 19 providers in Texas, according to th...More >>
    (NBC) -- A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left just seven abortion facilities open in Texas by Sept. 1; there are currently 19 providers in Texas, according to th...More >>
  • Waco Police, Fire Dept. Prepare for Flood of Game Day 'Sailgaters'

    Waco Police, Fire Dept. Prepare for Flood of Game Day 'Sailgaters'

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:17:47 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's helping rejuvenate Waco's waterfront. And when the Bears take the field at McLane Stadium for the first time Sunday, first responders will have their hands full.More >>
    (KCEN) – It's helping rejuvenate Waco's waterfront. And when the Bears take the field at McLane Stadium for the first time Sunday, first responders will have their hands full.More >>
  • Greg Abbott Backs Out of Statewide TV Debate With WFAA, Agrees to KXAS

    Greg Abbott Backs Out of Statewide TV Debate With WFAA, Agrees to KXAS

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:09:01 GMT
    Republican candidate Greg Abbott has reversed his decision to appear in the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast statewide on television.Abbott and his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, had both agreed to participate in a roundtable debate in Dallas on Sept. 30.But on Friday morning, Abbott's team reversed an earlier decision and said it will not participate alleging concern over the format."Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General...More >>
    Republican candidate Greg Abbott has reversed his decision to appear in the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast statewide on television.Abbott and his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, had both agreed to participate in a roundtable debate in Dallas on Sept. 30.But on Friday morning, Abbott's team reversed an earlier decision and said it will not participate alleging concern over the format."Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General...More >>
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  • Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:19:05 GMT
    (WFAA) DALLAS -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School."Obviously, this is very serious. It's very troubling," said DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander. "But we will work through this as a school district and a school community."The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students. The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., s...More >>
    (WFAA) DALLAS -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School."Obviously, this is very serious. It's very troubling," said DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander. "But we will work through this as a school district and a school community."The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students. The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., s...More >>
  • Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

    Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:11:17 GMT
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
  • Armour: NFL Recognizes its Cluelessness with New Domestic Violence Penalties

    Armour: NFL Recognizes its Cluelessness with New Domestic Violence Penalties

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:30:53 GMT
    Bravo, NFL.Not only did the NFL recognize its cluelessness by imposing harsh new penalties for domestic violence, it let its players – and, by extension, men everywhere – know in no uncertain terms that abusing a partner or child is never, ever acceptable.Do it, and you're done for six games. Do it again, and your career is over.Tough? Yes. Appropriate? Absolutely."These steps are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong," NFL Commissio...More >>
    Bravo, NFL.Not only did the NFL recognize its cluelessness by imposing harsh new penalties for domestic violence, it let its players – and, by extension, men everywhere – know in no uncertain terms that abusing a partner or child is never, ever acceptable.Do it, and you're done for six games. Do it again, and your career is over.Tough? Yes. Appropriate? Absolutely."These steps are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong," NFL Commissio...More >>
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  • Homeless Veteran Numbers Spike Locally, Despite National Numbers Dropping

    Homeless Veteran Numbers Spike Locally, Despite National Numbers Dropping

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:27:35 GMT
    (KCEN) – While the homeless veteran count is dropping nationwide, Killeen and Temple are seeing a spike in the number of homeless veterans – and it's not just individual veterans. “We're seeing more homeless families, and we've seen an increase in that over the last few months because of the downsizing of the military,” Paula Wood said. “It's very sad to look a family in the eye and say do you have a friend or family member you can stay with because it's going to take a month to get you re-ho...More >>
    (KCEN) – While the homeless veteran count is dropping nationwide, Killeen and Temple are seeing a spike in the number of homeless veterans – and it's not just individual veterans. “We're seeing more homeless families, and we've seen an increase in that over the last few months because of the downsizing of the military,” Paula Wood said. “It's very sad to look a family in the eye and say do you have a friend or family member you can stay with because it's going to take a month to get you re-ho...More >>
  • Ft. Hood's USO Building to get Facelift for Soldiers

    Ft. Hood's USO Building to get Facelift for Soldiers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:00:43 GMT
    (KCEN) – Next month Fort Hood's USO building is expected to get a much needed face lift with renovations that could cost more than $170,000. USO is a non-profit separate from the Department of Defense, but their building is located on Fort Hood to give soldiers and their families a chance to kick back and relax. “Our slogan is home away from home and that truly is our goal to provide a place, a space where they can come out of their normal daily routine and take a breath, take a minute to re...More >>
    (KCEN) – Next month Fort Hood's USO building is expected to get a much needed face lift with renovations that could cost more than $170,000. USO is a non-profit separate from the Department of Defense, but their building is located on Fort Hood to give soldiers and their families a chance to kick back and relax. “Our slogan is home away from home and that truly is our goal to provide a place, a space where they can come out of their normal daily routine and take a breath, take a minute to re...More >>
  • 1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need

    1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:26:36 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.
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  • May 27th 2014 Runoff Election Results

    May 27th 2014 Runoff Election Results

    May 27th 2014  Runoff Election ResultsMore >>
    May 27th 2014  Runoff Election ResultsMore >>
  • Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:56:08 GMT
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
  • Rick Perry Calls for More Airstrikes Against Islamic State

    Rick Perry Calls for More Airstrikes Against Islamic State

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:54:29 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called on the Obama administration to step up airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying the group could pose a direct threat to the U.S."Nothing less than an airstrike to destroy ISIS forces is required," Perry told a packed audience at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank and the National Review.The Republican governor was expected to speak about the crisis of Central American children crossing...More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called on the Obama administration to step up airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying the group could pose a direct threat to the U.S."Nothing less than an airstrike to destroy ISIS forces is required," Perry told a packed audience at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank and the National Review.The Republican governor was expected to speak about the crisis of Central American children crossing...More >>
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  • Second case of Chikungunya found in Dallas County

    Second case of Chikungunya found in Dallas County

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:12:31 GMT
     A second case of the Chikungunya Virus has been confirmed in Dallas County...More >>
     A second case of the Chikungunya Virus has been confirmed in Dallas County...More >>
  • WHO Urges Stiff Regulation on E-Cigarettes

    WHO Urges Stiff Regulation on E-Cigarettes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:05:30 GMT
     The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. It also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.The Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes means appropr...More >>
     The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. It also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.The Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes means appropr...More >>
  • One Thing NOT in Starbucks' Pumpkin Latte: Pumpkin

    One Thing NOT in Starbucks' Pumpkin Latte: Pumpkin

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:51:27 GMT
    Is Starbucks out of its gourd?One high-profile consumer advocate is strongly criticizing Starbucks for, she says, not fully and clearly disclosing to consumers all of the ingredients in its wildly-successful Pumpkin Spice Latte.The blog also blasts Starbucks because of one thing you won't find in its Pumpkin Spice Latte: pumpkin.The beverage just made its annual return to stores for the fall season.Vani Hari, an influential nutritional advocate who goes by the name Food Babe, p...More >>
    Is Starbucks out of its gourd?One high-profile consumer advocate is strongly criticizing Starbucks for, she says, not fully and clearly disclosing to consumers all of the ingredients in its wildly-successful Pumpkin Spice Latte.The blog also blasts Starbucks because of one thing you won't find in its Pumpkin Spice Latte: pumpkin.The beverage just made its annual return to stores for the fall season.Vani Hari, an influential nutritional advocate who goes by the name Food Babe, p...More >>
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  • 10 Awesome Google Features You Should Be Using

    10 Awesome Google Features You Should Be Using

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:44:21 GMT
    Google is so ubiquitous it's easy to overlook some of the search giant's coolest tools.It has many tricks and products that you don't need to spend money on. Some of these will make your life easier and others will just blow your mind.Let's take a look at 10 of them.Google Flight Search.Need to find the best price on a flight?Google Flight Searchis one of the easiest price-comparison sites around. Pick your start point and destination - or destinations - on the map, and then pi...More >>
    Google is so ubiquitous it's easy to overlook some of the search giant's coolest tools.It has many tricks and products that you don't need to spend money on. Some of these will make your life easier and others will just blow your mind.Let's take a look at 10 of them.Google Flight Search.Need to find the best price on a flight?Google Flight Searchis one of the easiest price-comparison sites around. Pick your start point and destination - or destinations - on the map, and then pi...More >>
  • Russian Criminals Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

    Russian Criminals Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:01:48 GMT
    There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank account information. Instead, they make their money by sending out spam for bogus products like weight-loss pills.The Milwaukee-based firm, didn't reveal the identities of the targeted websites, citing nondisclosure agreements and a desire to prevent existing vulnerabilities from being more widely exploited.Hold Security founder Alex H...More >>
    There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank account information. Instead, they make their money by sending out spam for bogus products like weight-loss pills.The Milwaukee-based firm, didn't reveal the identities of the targeted websites, citing nondisclosure agreements and a desire to prevent existing vulnerabilities from being more widely exploited.Hold Security founder Alex H...More >>
  • PROSTHETIC HAND BUILT WITH 3D PRINTER

    PROSTHETIC HAND BUILT WITH 3D PRINTER

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:36:54 GMT
    Community college student builds $40 prosthetic hand using a 3D printer, hopes to turn prosthetics industry on its headMore >>
    Community college student builds $40 prosthetic hand using a 3D printer, hopes to turn prosthetics industry on its headMore >>
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