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Gas blast injures 5 migrants held captive in Mexico house - Jacksonville Daily Progress
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say a gas explosion has ripped through a house where at least 60 abducted migrants were being held captive in a city on the Texas border, injuring five people. The government of Tamaulipas state says two ...
Activists demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor - Jacksonville Daily Progress
WACO, Texas (AP) — About 100 people gathered on the Baylor University campus for a candlelight vigil, march and prayer service to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual violence. The demonstrators gathered Monday night ...
Nicholls St. beats Incarnate Word 71-60 in Southland upset - Jacksonville Daily Progress
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — T.J. Carpenter scored 19 points and Liam Thomas added 10 more with nine rebounds as Nicholls State ran away from Incarnate Word 71-60 Monday night. Carpenter hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer, capping a 22-11 run over eight ...
Manziel's ex-girlfriend says she lost some hearing in attack - Jacksonville Daily Progress
DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear. Colleen Crowley's affidavit, published online Monday, says Manziel dragged ...
Chesapeake stock tumbles, rises after investors spooked - Jacksonville Daily Progress
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Share prices for Chesapeake Energy stock were down more than 50 percent for a time Monday after a news report said the Oklahoma City-based company had brought on attorneys who help companies restructure their debt, but rebounded ...
Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees - Jacksonville Daily Progress
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never ...
2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide - Jacksonville Daily Progress
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone. The Florida Museum of Natural History released the numbers Monday. Scientists say the previous record was 88 attacks in 2000.
Obama to ask Congress for $1.8 billion to combat Zika virus - Jacksonville Daily Progress
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will ask Congress for $1.8 billion to respond to the Zika virus abroad and prepare for it at home, the administration said Monday. "We must work aggressively to investigate these outbreaks, and mitigate, to the best ...
Campaign to save cursive rekindled - Jacksonville Daily Progress
INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Jean Leising is convinced that if grandparents like her had their own lobbyist, cursive writing would be back in every classroom. Every year for the past five years, the Republican from Oldenburg has carried a bill to reverse a 2011 ...
Activists to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor - Jacksonville Daily Progress
WACO, Texas (AP) — Activists planned a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the home of Baylor University's president to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes. The prayer vigil ...
Affidavit: Manziel's ex-girlfriend lost hearing after attack - Jacksonville Daily Progress
DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit that he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that she lost hearing in one ear. Colleen Crowley's affidavit was obtained by KXAS-TV (http://bit.ly/1olRUCr) and published online ...
Austin officer fatally shoots man found naked in street - Jacksonville Daily Progress
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say a man has died after being shot by an Austin officer responding to a call of a suspicious person acting aggressively in a neighborhood. Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley told reporters that the man died at a hospital ...
Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika - Jacksonville Daily Progress
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed ...
West Texas school district makes switch to 4-day school week - Jacksonville Daily Progress
DALLAS (AP) — The weekend will start a day early for children in a West Texas school district that's adopted a four-day week, a move seen as the first of its kind in this state since lawmakers gave schools greater leeway in setting their calendars.
Lock of Lennon's hair expected to fetch $10K at auction - Jacksonville Daily Progress
DALLAS (AP) — A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month. Heritage Auctions said in a news release Monday that the 4-inch lock was ...