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Universal Pictures is offering to reimburse theaters for security guards during opening-weekend screenings of “Straight Outta Compton,” according to several theater executives. The unusual step was prompted by a combination of recent attacks against moviegoers, continuing racial...
A controversial early morning search of a Pflugerville home prompts a complaint against four Travis County Deputies. The tense confrontation with the Deputies took place August 2nd. It was recorded on a cellphone by Tori Thayer. "I was dumbfounded, honestly I'd never imagine...
Facial recognition software, which American military and intelligence agencies used for years in Iraq and Afghanistan to identify potential terrorists, is being eagerly adopted by dozens of police departments around the country to pursue drug dealers, prostitutes and other...
The daughter of the man killed in a shooting at the Omni Hotel on July 5 has filed a lawsuit, claiming more should have been done to prevent it. The lawsuit filed by the daughter of Conrado “Conrad” Contreras claims the Omni and its security staff, as well as operators of...
Donald Trump remains the leader in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but his support has fallen by a third over the past week-and-a-half. Carly Fiorina is now near the front of the pack. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Trump with...
A Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office dog died after being left in his handler’s patrol unit for more than 20 hours, and its handler has been relieved of his duties, Sheriff Oscar Lopez said. “We got (the cause) under investigation; we believe it was the heat,” Lopez said. Dog...
Nothing quite stresses out students and parents about the beginning of the school year as the return to homework, which for many households means nightly battles centered around completing after-school assignments. Now a new study may help explain some of that stress. The study...
Most job applications ask the applicant if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. However, an Austin City Council member is trying to eliminate that question on job applications. He wants private businesses not to consider criminal history until the end of the hiring process...