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Southwest 3Q profit rises on more passengers, flights

NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest Airlines is reporting profits rose more than 16 percent during the third quarter as it booked more passengers on more flights. The company earned $615 million, or $1.08 per share, beating estimates by 2 cents, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. Revenue rose 5.1 percent to $5.58 billion,…

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Who won the lottery? Why some states, including Texas, allow winners secrecy

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa’s body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and the possibility of aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket. South Carolina, where someone purchased a…

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Chillicothe ISD trustees approve agreement on property appraisals for wind farm

CHILLICOTHE – Chillicothe school trustees unanimously approved the engagement of an agreement for limitation of appraised property values for the district in connection with a wind farm project during a special meeting Friday. Powell & Leon will negotiate an agreement for limitation on appraised property valuations for school district maintenance and operation taxes with Blue…

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Endurance bikers battle elements in epic ride

Bret McCormick Vernon Record The torrential rains blessing our farmers this past week ended the journey of several bicyclists participating in an ultra-marathon called the Ride Across Texas 1000, referred to by the riders as, R.A.T. 1000. The R.A.T. 1000 began in Texarakana Friday and Saturday (October 5 and 6) depending on the category of…

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Ryan, Thornberry return from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Speaker Paul Ryan on a delegation to Afghanistan last week. Thornberry made the following statement as he and the Speaker concluded their visit: “After my visit to Kabul, I am more convinced than ever that we have the right team…

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O’Rourke raises $38.1M, triples Cruz despite sagging polls

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke said Friday that he raised a record-breaking $38.1 million in the last three months, more than tripling the haul of his Republican opponent, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, in a Texas race that’s become one of the country’s hottest — if not its closest. O’Rourke said the funding came…

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West Texas an ‘extraction colony’ as oil, gas exports surge

By KIAH COLLIER of THE TEXAS TRIBUNE and JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS and RACHEL LEVEN of the CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, The Texas Tribune and the Center for Public Integrity MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Drilling booms have come and gone in this oil town for nearly a century. But the frenzy gripping it now is different.…

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Border officials alarmed by migrants abandoned in the desert

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona’s harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk. Collectively, more than 1,400 migrants…

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World War 2 airborne demonstration coming to Frederick

The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team prepares for their upcoming trip to Normandy, France, by hosting FIVE WWII aircraft, including “That’s All, Brother”, the lead aircraft into the WWII D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. The ADT will hold a formation flying clinic at their headquarters, Frederick Army Air Field, to develop the skills of the…

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Texas receives $2.6 million for public health response to opioid epidemic

The Texas Department of State Health Services has received $2.66 million to expand the state’s public health response to opioids over the next year. The grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help local health departments and health care providers prevent overdose deaths, enhance the available data on opioid use in Texas,…

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