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NASA's webbcam shows Webb telescope chilling in Chamber A.

The temperature of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is steadily dropping, creating a frigid environment for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope that is in stark contrast to the heat of the city.

- PhysOrg - NL

Scientists produce robust catalyst to split water into hydrogen, oxygen.

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce clean energy can be simplified with a single catalyst developed by scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston.

- PhysOrg - NL

Man tied to planned Islamic State-inspired attack due in Boston court.

David Daoud Wright has pleaded not guilty to charges including planning the attack on the organizers of the Garland, Texas, "Draw Mohammed" contest with his uncle, Usamaah Abdullah Rahim. The third member of the alleged plot, Nicholas Rovinski of Rhode Island, last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Wright, who lived just ...

- Yahoo! News - US

4 die, others pulled from Rio Grande trying to enter U.S.

Four migrants have died this week and several others have been rescued, after being swept away by currents in the Rio Grande, Texas authorities said.

- UPI - US

Texas officials seize more than 100 dogs, cats from sweltering home.

Texas officials on Tuesday said they seized more than 100 animals from a hellacious home that had no air conditioning or water provided for the scores of cats and dogs kept inside.

- FOX News - US

6 major US cities could be underwater within 80 years — here are the disturbing 'after' images.

If the worst climate-change predictions come true, hundreds of coastal US towns and cities — from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Galveston, Texas — could disappear underwater by 2100. The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Agency released a report in January that hinted at the possibility of an "extreme" ...

- Business Insider - US

Malkin: Who Owns Border Death Truck Tragedy? Mexico!.

Florida truck driver James Matthew Bradley isn't the mastermind of the human smuggling ring that led to the grisly deaths of 10 illegal immigrants in his rig, which authorities found at a San Antonio Walmart over the weekend. He's just a cog in the machine.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Silicon Valley's share of software jobs falls as new tech hubs rise.

New software jobs are being created outside Silicon Valley and other tech centers faster than ever. Over the past five years, cities like Seattle; Washington, D.C.; Detroit; and Austin, among others, have all seen rapid growth in software-related job openings, according to a new report from online job site, Glassdoor. ...

- VentureBeat - US

WATCH: Texas police officer harasses black teen for mowing grass.

A video of a black teenager being harassed by a security officer in Harris County, Houston, Texas, went viral as soon as it emerged on social media Tuesday. In the video recorded by Marvel Gibson, he is heard saying that he was going door-to-door to distribute cards for his business of mowing yards ...

- The Raw Story - US

Texas Senate approves 'bathroom bill' against transgender students.

The Texas Senate has advanced a bill to force transgender public students to use restrooms of their birth sex, which also affects transgender athletes.

- UPI - US

One of the Tractor-Trailer Victims Grew Up in Virginia.

At least one of the 10 people who died while crammed into a tractor-trailer outside a Texas Walmart grew up in America and was making the dangerous journey to be reunited with his relatives. Frank Fuentes, 20, was brought to the US as a toddler and graduated from JEB Stuart...

- Newser - US

Stranded in our own communities: Transit deserts make it hard for people to find jobs and stay healthy

By Junfeng Jiao, Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning and Director, Urban Information Lab, University of Texas at Austin and Nicole McGrath, M.S. Candidate, Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas at Austin. Many Americans need reliable public transit to get to school ...

- The Raw Story - US

US Rep: Truck passed checkpoint 2 hours before discovery

SAN ANTONIO — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify…

- Billings Gazette - US

BREAKING: Texas Senate Advances Anti-LGBTQ SB3

Today, HRC strongly condemned some radical members of the Texas Senate for advancing the patently anti-LGBTQ SB3, introduced by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst with support from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. This egregious measure is part of a discriminatory agenda being pushed by Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott during a costly, unnecessary ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Law school group moves Texas meeting because of bathroom bill, immigration law

The Association of American Law Schools is moving a 2018 clinical legal education meeting from Austin, Texas, to Chicago because of legislative action on immigration…

- ABA Journal - US

Direct Energy to lay off 108 Maryland employees

Direct Energy, a Houston-based natural gas and electricity retailer, will lay off 108 of its employees in Columbia, according to a notice it provided to the state on Tuesday. The layoffs come as the company “is changing its business model to move away from being a residential solar installer,”...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Take Action Now: Emergency Action to Save Health Care and Support Undocumented Immigrant Activists in Texas

NationAction Check out three meaningful actions you can take this week. The post Take Action Now: Emergency Action to Save Health Care and Support Undocumented Immigrant Activists in Texas appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

EnLink lets contract for STACK gas processing plant

EnLink Midstream LLC, Dallas, has let a contract to Saulsbury Industry Inc., Odessa, Tex., to build the Chisholm III natural gas cryogenic processing plant as part of an expansion of its existing system in the Sooner Trend Anadarko basin Canadian and Kingfisher counties play of central Oklahoma.

- OGJ - US

Times Texas has saved the world

Do you like red wine? Thank Texas.

- Matador Network - US

Tomorrow Ohio Plans to Restart Executions with Drugs Known to Torture

Ohio's death penalty has failed on all accounts. We must not bring it back. After a three-and-a-half year moratorium, Ohio is poised to start executions again with the killing of Ronald Phillips by lethal injection on July 26. It will also mark the beginning of 27 planned executions that will make Ohio one of the most ...

- ACLU - US

The Latest: Deported 19-year-old Guatemalan among the dead

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio : 6:30 p.m. Guatemalan … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Truck Driver Charged in Human Trafficking Tragedy

Eight people were found dead in the back of a tractor trailer parked at a San Antonio Walmart last weekend, and two more died after being hospitalized. Now the driver of the truck is being charged with illegally transporting immigrants, a crime that, due to the fatalities involved, could earn......

- FindLaw - US

5 groups push to increase diversity among Texas startups

Entrepreneurs and investors often lament the lack of diversity in tech in Texas. But a few organizations, and people, are going beyond just talk and are actively working to better even the playing field for underrepresented entrepreneurs. For this piece, Crunchbase News spoke with several Texas-based groups about their ...

- VentureBeat - US

Trucker Charged in Human Trafficking Deaths Has Criminal History

The truck driver facing human trafficking charges in the deaths of 10 undocumented immigrants being transported in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas had his commercial driving privileges suspended three months ago, the AP reports. The state of Florida suspended 60-year-old James Bradley Jr.'s privileges ...

- Newser - US

Pilot lands in Hawaii near end of Amelia Earhart tribute flight

A 63-year-old flight instructor from San Antonio, Texas, is following the flight path of Amelia Earhart's 1937 round-the-world attempt. He landed in Honolulu on Monday night.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Survivors of Texas truck where 10 immigrants died seek to trade testimony for visas

AUSTIN, Texas/NEW YORK - Some of the illegal immigrants who survived a deadly human-smuggling journey into Texas are seeking visas to stay in the United States in exchange for testimony against those responsible for an operation that killed 10 people on a sweltering truck, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Russian pranksters trick Rick Perry into thinking he's talking energy with Ukraine's prime minister

What he thought was a productive conversation with Ukraine's prime minister was actually the latest embarrassment for Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Earlier this month, Perry, a former governor of Texas, spent 22 minutes chatting with a person he believed was the prime minister, sharing that the Trump administration is ...

- The Week - US

Despite police opposition, Texas Senate votes to curb transgender access to public bathrooms

The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people.

- Global News - CA

ICE Official: Cartels Involved in Deadly Human Smuggling

The human smuggling operation that left 10 people dead inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas over the weekend could not have taken place without the help of Mexican drug cartels, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told the AP.

- Newsmax - US

Texas Senate Again OKs 'Bathroom Bill'

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.It is the second time this year Texas has...

- Newsmax - US

WATCH: Texas man stops alleged drunk driver weaving erratically through traffic

Alejandro Fernandez followed the car, then forcibly removed the driver and restrained him until police arrived.

- ABC News - US

Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.

- WRAL.com - US

San Antonio Unites Its Local Innovation Economy 
to Share a New Story with Conference Planners

San Antonio is building on its past as a city of pioneers who once led the country's expansion into the American Southwest. Today, the new frontier is digital. San Antonians are again moving the nation forward in technology, medicine, energy and other advanced industries, which conference planners can leverage to drive ...

- Skift - US

Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on...

- Deseret News - US

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

SAN DIEGO — When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Texas Senate votes to curb transgender access to public bathrooms

AUSTIN, Texas - The Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, endorsing a piece of legislation denounced by civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.

- Reuters - US

Texas Senate votes to curb transgender access to public bathrooms

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas - The Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, endorsing a piece of legislation denounced by civil liberties advocates as discriminatory. Final Senate adopt...

- The Raw Story - US

Republicans are starting to rally to Jeff Sessions' defense amid Trump's attacks

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesRepublican lawmakers are telling President Trump to lay off of Jeff Sessions amid Trump's repeated criticism of his own attorney general. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina were among those voices rallying around Sessions, who Trump has needled over the last few days, publicly ...

- Business Insider - US

News24.com | Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

The gruesome discovery in San Antonio of a tractor-trailer crowded with dead and suffocating people reflects a durable business model for smugglers.

- News24.com - ZA

Texas Senate votes to curb transgender access to public bathrooms

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas - The Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, endorsing a piece of legislation denounced by civil liberties advocates as discriminatory. The measure would then be sent to the state House of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Truck driver charged in San Antonio tractor-trailer deaths part of larger smuggling organization: official

James Matthew Bradley Jr., 60, is facing charges of illegally transporting immigrants for financial gain, resulting in death

- The Globe and Mail - CA

At least 3 drown trying to cross Rio Grande; 7 rescued

Authorities in Texas say they've recovered the bodies of at least three people who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico.

- FOX News - US

Fuselage splits as Korean War-era plane crash-lands in Texas; pair survive

Federal authorities say the fuselage of a restored Korean War-era plane came apart as the aircraft crash-landed just short of the runway at a West ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Tancredo: You Think Russia Tries to Influence American Politics? Think Mexico First

In 2002, I had an illuminating conversation in Mexico City with Juan Hernandez, a Texas-born dual citizen who served as head of the "Office of Mexicans Abroad" in the administration of Mexican President Vincente Fox. Hernandez bragged about Mexico's policy for financing and distributing 200,000 "survival kits" for Mexican ...

- Breitbart - US

Mom talks about that heartbreaking photo of her trans son to fight discriminatory bathroom bill

Amber Briggle is sick and tired of Texas lawmakers bullying her sonHe's part of the community affected by the anti-trans "bathroom bill" making its way through the Texas legislature. On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott revived the bill after it stalled in the House during the regular legislative session. SEE ALSO: ...

- Mashable! - US

Reuters Video: Last orca born at SeaWorld park dies

A three-month-old killer whale, the last orca to be born in captivity at a SeaWorld park, has died at the company's San Antonio, Texas facility after suffering a possible pneumonia infection. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Three-month-old Kyara the baby orca dies

SAN ANTONIO, July 26 — Three-month-old Kyara was one of the main attractions at SeaWorld's San Antonio park in Texas. But on Monday, park officials announced the killer whale died after a possible pneumonia infection. The calf was the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Poverty, jobs and debt drive migrants to suffocating Texas truck

Delmin Lopez Colomo landed in a San Antonio hospital on Sunday along with 28 other migrants who slipped across the U.S. border and climbed into the back of a truck for a suffocating ride that killed 10 people. For the 23-year-old Lopez, it was the second attempt to sneak into the United States ̵...

- The Raw Story - US

Poverty, jobs and debt drive migrants to suffocating Texas truck

GUATEMALA CITY/MEXICO CITY - Delmin Lopez Colomo landed in a San Antonio hospital on Sunday along with 28 other migrants who slipped across the U.S. border and climbed into the back of a truck for a suffocating ride that killed 10 people. For the 23-year-old Lopez, it was the second attempt to sneak into the United States - ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Survivors of Texas truck where 10 immigrants died seek to trade testimony for visas

AUSTIN, Texas/NEW YORK - Some of the illegal immigrants who survived a deadly human-smuggling journey into Texas are seeking visas to stay in the United States in exchange for testimony against those responsible for an operation that killed 10 people on a sweltering truck, a lawyer said on Tuesday. There is precedent for ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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