- Indian, Brazilian Nationals Sentenced in US for Human Smuggling
A federal court in Houston, Texas, has sentenced an Indian citizen and a Brazilian national to three years in prison for smuggling illegal migrants into the United States. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 18 May 2013 07:41:08 -0400.
- Causes of Texas plant blast mooted
Investigators searching for clues to last month's deadly blast at a Texas fertiliser plant identify three possible causes, including arson.
BBC News. Fri, 17 May 2013 00:52:23 GMT.
- 12 Texas tornadoes leave at least 6 people dead
Twelve tornadoes touched down in several small communities in Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 16 May 2013 19:54:34 EDT.
- VIDEO: Storm chaser captures Texas tornado
A tornado has ripped through a town in the US state of Texas, resulting in six deaths, officials say.
BBC News. Thu, 16 May 2013 14:50:08 GMT.
- Deadliest Tornado This Year Kills at Least 6 in Texas
'It's definitely a nightmare,' says the local county sheriff.
U. S. News & World Report. Thu, 16 May 2013 10:15:00 -0400.
- Texas Paramedic Maintains Innocence Before Fertilizer Plant Findings Announced
Bryce Reed was arrested May 9 for allegedly possessing bomb-making materials.
U. S. News & World Report. Wed, 15 May 2013 10:35:00 -0400.
- REMINDER-Media Advisory/Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield: First News Conference Since Returning to Earth
LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield will be answering questions from media representatives on May 16th live via videoconference from Houston.
Marketwire. Wed, 15 May 2013 07:00:00 EDT.
- Swindler Billie Sol Estes, Dead At 88, Is Remembered In Verse
The Associated Press is reporting today that Billie Sol Estes, the legendary Texas con man, was found dead at his home in DeCordova Bend, 60 miles southwest of Dallas. He was 88 and apparently died of natural causes. ...
By William P. Barrett. Forbes. Tue, 14 May 2013 20:30:50 GMT.
- Trulia Bubble Watch: Today's Rising Home Prices Are A Rebound, NOT A Bubble
Trulia's Chief Economist reveals why home prices today look undervalued by 7%, even though home price gains rival those of the last decade?s bubble. Prices are overvalued only in a few California and Texas metros.
By Trulia. Forbes. Tue, 14 May 2013 18:36:05 GMT.
- Texas paramedic had no role in deadly blast, lawyer says
A Texas paramedic arrested on charges of possessing bomb-making material will plead not guilty and had no connection to a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, his defence lawyer says.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sun, 12 May 2013 09:19:18 EDT.
- Obama, Four Former Presidents Appear For Bush Library Ceremony
U.S. President Barack Obama has joined former President George W. Bush and all three other living former U.S. presidents in the city of Dallas, Texas, for the opening of Bush's presidential library and museum.
Radio Liberty. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:02:06 +0000.
- Fertiliser plant explosion leaves 15 dead in Texas
An explosion which tore through a fertiliser plant in a small Texas town has killed 15 people and injured more than 160.
Mail & Guardian. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:11:00 +0200.
- Fertiliser plant's explosion injures hundreds in Texas
Hundreds of people are likely to have been injured in a fiery explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas, US, say authorities.
Mail & Guardian. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 06:46:00 +0200.
- Deadly Blast At Texas Fertilizer Plant
Authorities in Texas estimate that between five and 15 people have been killed by a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near the city of Waco.
Radio Liberty. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 04:05:50 +0000.
- The Rich Take on the Resourceful in MLS Cup Final
The David Beckham era comes to an end in Major League Soccer on Saturday when the L.A. Galaxy face the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup final, aiming to defend their crown.
By Reuters. International Herald Tribune. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:27:15 GMT.
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