Texas: DOJ investigates possible child abuse at juvenile detention centers

U.S. 10/15/21, 14:44

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a statewide investigation into serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse of minor children by staff at five juvenile detention centers in Texas. According to an official statement issued on Wednesday, Oct. 13, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke, children in juvenile ...

Couple finds stowaway Chihuahua in luggage before Las Vegas flight

U.S. 10/14/21, 17:01

A Texan couple was stunned to discover their Chihuahua had secretly joined them for a vacation on Sept. 26. Jared Owens and his wife Kristi realized their suitcase was too heavy to pass through the baggage handling system at Lubbock Airport. "They put it on the scale and this bag is basically ...

90 year-old Star Trek legend William Shatner visits space in real life

U.S. 10/14/21, 16:20

One of America's most well known science fiction celebrities left the Earth's atmosphere for the first time on Oct. 14. Actor William Shatner, who played Capt. James Kirk in the original Star Trek series, made a real-life visit to space. He described the feeling of weightlessness and celestial view of the planet's ...

Fort Hood female soldier found safe after going missing over weekend

U.S. 10/12/21, 05:13

A female soldier who went missing over the weekend after failing to report to work at Fort Hood has been found alive. A private first-class soldier, Jennifer Sewell, was last seen departing her Texas base around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. According to officials, she has not been to work since. ...

Most prominent megachurch to return $4.4M in PPP loans

U.S. 10/11/21, 05:40

Joel Osteen, a celebrity preacher of the country's biggest megachurches, will refund $4.4 million in COVID-19 catastrophe loans intended for small firms in PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans. In December 2020, the church's expenditures were scrutinized—Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, has 368 full-time and part-time staffers, making it the country's most prominent megachurch. Some ...

3-year-old Texas boy found alive after 4-day-search

Inspired Stories 10/09/21, 23:01

Rescuers have announced that a 3-year-old boy who went missing in Texas four days ago has been found alive and safe.Tim Miller, founder and director of Texas EquuSearch, a search and rescue organization dedicated to finding missing people, said Christopher Ramirez was found by a landowner off FM 1486 near ...

Federal appeals court allows Texas to temporarily resume abortion law

U.S. 10/09/21, 04:00

The Texas rule prohibiting abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been found will be reinstated following the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' issuance of a temporary stay. The decision was made after U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman granted a temporary restraining order against the bill on Wednesday. "This Court will ...

GoFundMe account for Timberview High School shooter removed

U.S. 10/09/21, 03:30

GoFundMe has disabled an account created to raise money for the Arlington school shooter, the organization said.  "The fundraiser was removed from the platform because it violated GoFundMe Terms of Service," GoFundMe told DailyMail. "Less than $150 was raised and all donors have been refunded." 18-year-old Timothy Simpkins shot and injured three ...

Relatives of Texas school shooting suspect say teen was bullied, robbed

U.S. 10/08/21, 04:13

The family of an Arlington, Texas, teenager accused of shooting four people in a school shooting said he was bullied over his fancy clothes and $35,000 car.Timothy George Simpkins, 18, a student at Timberview High School in Arlington, was being held on a $75,000 bond on three counts of aggravated ...

Tesla moves head office to Texas as Elon Musk dissatisfied with California

U.S. 10/08/21, 02:14

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Thursday, Oct. 7, that the company would relocate its headquarters from California to Texas, following the similar moves by Oracle and Hewlett Packard. At the company’s shareholder meeting, Musk said Tesla is moving the head office from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas, CNBC reported. Despite the ...

Texas appeals court order blocking ‘Heartbeat’ anti-abortion law

U.S. 10/07/21, 16:15

Texas's attorney general office vowed to appeal a court order that blocks the state's "Heartbeat" law on Oct. 6. Federal Judge Robert Pitman temporarily blocked legislation that bans abortion after a fetus heartbeat is detected–roughly six weeks into pregnancy. This came despite the rule saving more than 3,000 unborn babies since ...

Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas abortion law

U.S. 10/07/21, 04:33

In a challenge initiated by the Biden administration, a federal court selected by former President Barack Obama stopped Texas' new pro-life statute by imposing a preliminary injunction Wednesday evening, Oct. 6. Judge Robert Pitman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas has temporarily barred the State of Texas, ...

10 Governors urge Biden to end border crisis, propose 10-point plan

Central America 10/07/21, 04:14

Republican governors on Wednesday, Oct. 6,  issued a 10-point proposal to end the border crisis, calling on the Biden administration to address the ongoing influx of migrants and change policies that they allege are fuelling those high numbers. "President Joe Biden has caused a humanitarian crisis and chaos on our border," ...