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Motor racing - Timberlake follows Swift as F1 Austin crowd-puller.

LONDON - Singer Justin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headline act at this year's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix as organisers seek to build on the crowd-pulling success of Taylor Swift's appearance at the 2016 race.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Houston-area mayor apologizes for calling councilman 'boy'.

PASADENA, Texas " The mayor of a Houston-area city under court order to better protect Latino voting rights has apologized to a Hispanic councilman for calling him "boy" during a meeting.Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell, who's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Four dead, about 200,000 without power after Texas, Oklahoma storms.

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas - Four people were killed and nearly 200,000 customers were without electric power on Wednesday morning after overnight storms pounded Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, torrential rain and hail to large parts of the states. Three of those killed were storm chasers trying to track ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Build that wall' says border resident.

The BBC caught up with two people in Texas who are looking forward to the wall's construction.

- BBC - UK

Crude prices are rising on hopes Opec will extend its production cuts.

Crude prices are rallying due to lower than expected US inventory growth, declining supplies from Libya and hopes the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will extend output cuts. The price of global benchmark Brent crude lifted 1.46 per cent this afternoon to $52.08 a barrel while West Texas Intermediate ...

- City AM - UK

Shy 3-year-old hugs Fort Worth police officer.

A simple hug between a Fort Worth police officer and a 3-year-old boy is melting everyone's hearts.

- FOX News - US

Texas man with elaborate face tattoo gets prison for beating pregnant girlfriend.

A Lubbock defendant was sentenced Monday to 15 years for beating his pregnant girlfriend last year.

- FOX News - US

Oil spikes above $49 as inventories grow less than expected.

Thomson ReutersOil prices edged higher on Wednesday, adding to overnight gains after data showed that U.S. crude supplies rose less than expected last week, easing concerns over a global glut. The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude May contract rose 67 cents, or around 1.4%, to $49.02 a barrel by 10:35AM ET , after ...

- Business Insider - US

Gregg Popovich compared Becky Hammon to Steve Kerr and says she has what it takes to be an NBA coach.

Darren Abate/AP On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN that he believes the league "definitely will" have a female head coach and that it will happen "sooner, rather than later." The first name that came to many was Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, whom San Antonio hired prior to the 2014-15 season as the ...

- Business Insider - US

Storm Chasers Killed in Car Wreck While Live Streaming.

Three storm chasers died in a car crash near Spur, Texas, on Tuesday while reportedly live streaming a nearby storm.

- Breitbart - US

Motor racing: Timberlake follows Swift as F1 Austin crowd-puller.

LONDON - Singer Justin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headline act for this year's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix at Austin's Circuit of the Americas in October.

- Reuters - US

3 storm chasers killed when their cars collide in Texas storm

Filed under: TV/Movies,Videos,United States Two of the storm chasers were featured on Weather Channel show.Continue reading 3 storm chasers killed when their cars collide in Texas storm 3 storm chasers killed when their cars collide in Texas storm originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:53:00 EDT. Please see ...

- Autoblog - US

The people behind the Planned Parenthood videos were just charged with 15 felonies in California

Once again, the people behind the camera are the ones being charged with crimes.David Robert Daleiden, right, leaves a courtroom after a hearing in Houston. California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Four dead, about 200,000 without power after Texas, Oklahoma storms

AUSTIN, Texas - Four people were killed and nearly 200,000 customers were without electric power on Wednesday morning after overnight storms pounded Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, torrential rain and hail to large parts of the states.

- Reuters - US

Correction: Severe Weather-Southern Plains story

SPUR, Texas — In a story March 29 about a fatal wreck that killed three storm chasers, The Associated Press incorrectly identified a driver and passenger involved in the collision. Corbin Lee Jaeger was the driver of a Jeep…

- Billings Gazette - US

Felony charges have been laid against 2 anti-abortion activists who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

Associated Press/Pat SullivanLOS ANGELES — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. The charges against ...

- Business Insider - US

SCOTUS favors Texas death row inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a death row inmate convicted of a 1980 Houston murder. The inmate argued that Texas used an obsolete standard to assess whether a defendant has an intellectual disability that would preclude execution.         

- USA TODAY - US

Floods, tornadoes likely in South; 3 storm chasers killed in collision

The NWS warned severe weather including hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, flash floods and tornadoes will move eastward through Texas and Oklahoma on Wednesday.

- UPI - US

3 storm chasers die in crash during Southern Plains storms

SPUR, Texas " Authorities say a truck driver was killed when powerful winds upended his tractor-trailer on an Oklahoma interstate, while three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado-warned storm in West...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Dallas-area storms leave nearly 200,000 without power

The statewide storms hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area particularly hard.

- ABC News - US

3 Storm Chasers Die in Texas Crash

Three storm chasers were killed in West Texas on Tuesday—and it wasn't by the tornado they were pursuing. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the three men were killed in a collision at a rural crossroads near the town of Spur, around 70 miles east of Lubbock, CNN...

- Newser - US

Bid to convert SriLankan Airlines into a PPP: Govt. looking for another partner

The Government has decided to look for another partner for the national carrier Srilankan Airlines in addition to the short listed Texas Pacific Group in its bid to convert the venture into a public-private partnership, Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim said yesterday.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Raw: Storms hit Texas, crash kills 3 chasers

Heavy rain, powerful wind and possible tornadoes all tore through North Texas on Tuesday night. Earlier Tuesday in West Texas, three storm chasers died when their vehicles collided. Tornadoes had been reported in the area.         

- USA TODAY - US

Crude prices are rising on hopes Opec will extend its production cuts

Lower than expected US inventory growth, declining supplies from Libya and hopes the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will extend output cuts have pushed oil prices to extend gains of more than one per cent yesterday. The price of global benchmark Brent crude lifted 0.88 per cent this morning to ...

- City AM - UK

3 Storm Chasers Die in Texas Crash

Three storm chasers were killed in west Texas on Tuesday—and it wasn't by the tornado they were pursuing. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the three men were killed in a collision at a rural crossroads near the town of Spur, around 70 miles east of Lubbock, CNN...

- Newser - US

Supreme Court rejects Texas' standards for executing the intellectually disabled

Washington D.C., Mar 28, 2017 / 02:43 pm .- In a death penalty case with national implications, the Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a Texas court ruling that a man with possible intellectual disabilities was eligible for execution. The Catholic Mobilizing Network hailed the Court’s ruling in Moore v. Texas as ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

US Anglican ordinariate expands to include prominent Texas parish

Houston, Texas, Mar 28, 2017 / 03:54 pm .- The Holy See directed last week that the oldest Catholic parish of the Anglican Use, located in San Antonio, will be transferred from the local archdiocese into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. “Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church and its school, ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Total’s Port Arthur ethane cracker contract award detailed

CB&I, Houston, has confirmed a previously announced contract award from Total SA’s Houston-based subsidiary Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc. to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for a 1 million-tonne/year ethane cracker to be built at TPRI’s refining and petrochemical ...

- OGJ - US

Houston Indian Americans Give $100,000 to Ian Grillot to Buy House

HOUSTON — A 24-year-old American, who took a bullet for an Indian engineer, has been honored as 'A True American Hero' by the Indian American community in Houston which raised $100,000 to help him buy a house in his hometown...

- New America Media - US

Angry mom: TSA 'traumatized' son with 'horrifying' security screening

A US mother says her family were treated like dogs' and deliberately' kept from their flight by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport security, who carried out a pat down screening on her

- eTurboNews - US

Supreme Court blocks death sentence for Texas inmate, citing mental disability

The Supreme Court set aside a death sentence on Tuesday for a Texas inmate who as a teenager struggled to tell time and name the days of the week, concluding he should not be executed in light of his mental disability. The 5-3 decision is the latest in which the justices restricted the use of the...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Supreme Court strikes down Texas mental disability standards for death-penalty eligibility

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the standards used by the state of Texas to determine whether an inmate has a mental disability that…

- ABA Journal - US

Warriors beat Rockets for 60th win

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn't get much time to celebrate their 60th win, not with a game at San Antonio coming Wednesday night. Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and the Warriors built a big lead early and held on for a 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday The post Warriors beat ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Watch Janis Joplin's Breakthrough Performance at the Monterey Pop Festival: One of the Great Concert Performances of all Time'

by Ted Mills, Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com/2017/03/watch-janis-joplins-breakthrough-performance-at-the-monterey-pop-festival.html No one to that point had seen a White girl sing the blues like she sang it. And she was a tough Texas girl, she lived really tough, she drank tough, she did drugs, too … ...

- worldwide hippies - US

The Latest: 3 storm chasers killed in Texas crash identified

The Latest on severe weather across the southern plains and its impact : 8:45 p.m. Investigators have identified the three storm chasers killed in a two-vehicle crash at … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday. The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Raw: Storms Hit Texas, Crash Kills 3 Chasers

Heavy rain, powerful wind and possible tornadoes all tore through North Texas on Tuesday night. Earlier Tuesday in West Texas, three storm chasers died when their vehicles collided. Tornadoes had been reported in the area.         

- USA TODAY - US

Texas high school hazing: 7 students arrested in connection to explicit allegations

Investigators confirmed on Friday that seven male students were arrested in connection with hazing allegations at La Vernia High School.

- FOX News - US

Storm chasers killed in accident in Texas

While driving toward a tornado Tuesday afternoon near Lubbock, Texas, three storm chasers were killed when their SUV ran a stop sign and hit another car. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. John Gonzalez told CBS Dallas the storm had nothing to do with the accident; the vehicle collided with a Jeep, and all three storm ...

- The Week - US

Mexico: Ex-gov. flees to Texas to evade graft allegations

The former governor of a northern Mexico state has fled to Texas to evade accusations of corruption, his successor said Tuesday.

- FOX News - US

Troubled California oil refinery puts PBF's turnaround skills to the test

HOUSTON - An aging California refinery is testing PBF Energy Inc's reputation as a turnaround whiz, with mounting production woes and costly repairs at the 88-year-old plant throwing a wrench into efforts to quickly revive profits.

- Reuters - US

Three storm chasers killed in car crash in northwest Texas: media

- Three storm chasers were killed on Tuesday in a car wreck in northwest Texas as an intense tornado-packed storm front rolled through the state, local media reported.

- Reuters - US

BuzzFeed opens its first Texas office in Austin; Exec Creative Producer Summer Anne Burton and Editorial Director Jack Shepard will work out of it initially

Dan Solomon / Texas Monthly: BuzzFeed opens its first Texas office in Austin; Exec Creative Producer Summer Anne Burton and Editorial Director Jack Shepard will work out of it initially  —  For years, Summer Anne Burton has been expanding the guide to Austin she created as a shareable Google Doc.

- Mediagazer - US

Curry's 32 lead Warriors over Rockets 113-106

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn't get much time to celebrate their 60th win, not with a game at San Antonio coming...

- Townhall.com - US

Troubled California oil refinery puts PBF's turnaround skills to the test

By Liz Hampton HOUSTON - An aging California refinery is testing PBF Energy Inc's reputation as a turnaround whiz, with mounting...

- Townhall.com - US

Felony Charges for 2 Who Secretly Filmed Planned Parenthood

California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. The charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the ...

- Voice of America - US

3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday.

- WRAL.com - US

Texas Used Wrong Standard in Death Penalty Cases, Justices Rule

The Supreme Court has rejected the test Texas uses to determine who should be spared execution because of an intellectual disability, continuing a trend toward limiting capital punishment.

- New York Times - US

The Latest: 3 storm chasers killed in Texas crash identified

NORMAN, Okla. — The Latest on severe weather across the southern plains and its impact :

- Billings Gazette - US

3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

SPUR, Texas — Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday.

- Billings Gazette - US

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