August was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan. Sixty-six U.S. service members were killed, including 30 Americans who were shot down in a Chinook transport helicopter by the Taliban on August 6.
Bonham – Felony charges have been dropped against the suspect in a 2008 dog attack on a woman and a little girl in Bonham.
John Hardy Taylor died from a heat stroke last month, leaving no case for the prosecution. Hardy was facing four counts of attack by a dog after his pit bulls attacked the 44-year-old woman and 11-year-old girl in the downtown area.
The office of Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser dropped the four charges on Wednesday.
Greenville – A Hunt County judge has issued a new arrest warrant for an Arlington woman charged in an area theft ring after she was a no show in court Tuesday.
Hillary Lynn Clark was scheduled to enter a guilty plea during the hearing. She is one of three people, all from Arlington, alleged to have been involved in an organized crime ring that targeted area Wal-Marts.
The initial investigation of all suspects stemmed from an incident at the Commerce Wal-Mart in 2009.
The road from Kabul to Jalalabad that NPR Morning Edition host Renee Montagne and I took earlier this week passes through some spectacular scenery — the road carves its way through the Kabul Gorge, between craggy, rock cliffs on one side and the Kabul River on the other –- often, a dizzying 1,000 feet below.
Something violent is going on the night sky, right now. And scientists studying the phenomenon said yesterday that with a pair good binoculars or a telescope you can see a star in its final throes causing a spectacular explosion called a supernova.
Even though the star is 21 million light years away from Earth, the explosion is the closest and brightest astronomers have found in decades. Today will be its brightest night.
For nearly two years, the Greek debt crisis has been causing financial and political turmoil in Europe.
Now, the widening European troubles are undermining U.S. stock prices and increasing the odds of a global recession.
The crushing debt loads incurred by Greece, as well as Italy, Ireland and others, have "badly rattled global financial markets," Nariman Behravesh, chief economist for IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm, said Wednesday.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (right) takes the stage with Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann before Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
Greenville – Separate accidents this week involving two area teenagers leave one dead and another hospitalized.
17-year-old Tawniee Gilcrest, of Greenville, was the victim of a one vehicle accident Tuesday when she was ejected from the passenger's seat of what police say was a vehicle traveling above the posted rate of speed. Gilcrest was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital. The car left the roadway and eventually struck a house.