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NFL · Uvalde
'It just touched me': Bo Jackson named as an anonymous donor for funerals of the 21 Uvalde victims
Jackson presented a check for $170,000 to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Jackson was a football and baseball standout at Auburn University in Alabama. A gunman opened fire in Robb Elementary School, killing 19 children and two adults. A preliminary report by the Texas House investigative committee outlines a series of failures by law enforcement agencies.See the Story
64% Center coverage: 84 sources
US & Canada · Texas
NTSB: Texas man, not his 13-year-old son, was driving pickup truck in Texas crash that killed 9
The NTSB has released its preliminary report on the van crash that killed 9 people in March. A head-on crash happened between a southbound 2007 Dodge 2500 pickup truck and a northbound 2017 Ford transit van. The van was occupied by a college golf team consisting of a 26-year-old male coach and eight team members from the University of the Southwest.See the Story
64% Center coverage: 73 sources
US & Canada · Uvalde
Damning report, new footage show chaos of Uvalde response
NEW: Uvalde mayor says some officers have left the force since the shooting. NEW: Lt. Mariano Pargas, the city's acting police chief, has been placed on administrative leave. Nearly 400 law enforcement officials rushed to the school, but more than an hour of chaos ensued.See the Story
52% Center coverage: 63 sources
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Corruption · Washington
Former Puerto Rico Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges
Wanda V�zquez, who was defeated for re-election in 2020, is accused of taking bribes to influence a regulatory appointment. The donor, Julio M. Herrera Velutini, a Venezuelan banker who has been mired in regulatory problems in Puerto Rico, was also charged. Two more people involved in the scheme have pleaded guilty and will each face up to five years in prison.See the Story
54% Center coverage: 45 sources
US & Canada · Balch Springs
Grass fire torches at least 20 Dallas-area homes
A grass fire apparently sparked by a mower swept about 300 yards across a tinder-dry open field to a suburban Dallas subdivision Monday, burning through wooden fences and torching a row of at least 20 homes, officials said. The blaze in Balch Springs was the latest in drought-stricken North Texas, which has been vulnerable to explosive wildfires for at least two weeks.See the Story
56% Center coverage: 23 sources
US & Canada · Islamabad
Pakistani court orders probe into ex-minister's arrest
Chief Justice Ather Minallah of the Islamabad High Court late Saturday ordered the probe in response to a petition from the daughter of former minister Shireen Mazari. Minallah questioned the decision by officials in Islamabad to allow police from a Punjab provincial district to make the arrest in the capital. Mazari served in the Cabinet-level position under former Prime Minister Imran Khan.See the Story
50% Left coverage: 20 sources
US & Canada
You didn't win Mega Millions. Here's when you can go for $1B
No one has matched the game's six selected numbers since April 15. That's 29 consecutive drawings without a big winner. The $1.02 billion prize is for winners who choose the annuity option, paid annually over 30 years. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.See the Story
45% Center coverage: 9 sources
Terrorism · San Salvador
El Salvador extends state of exception as arrests hit 50,000
El Salvador's Congress has approved a one-month extension to a state of exception used to round up alleged gang members. The chief of police announced more than 50,000 people had been detained under the extraordinary measures. Rights groups and international observers have accused the government of committing massive human rights violations.See the Story
56% Left coverage: 9 sources
US & Canada · Texas
Cornyn: Texas AG Ken Paxton's legal woes an 'embarrassment'
A spokesman for Paxton did not immediately respond.See the Story
69% Center coverage: 13 sources
US & Canada · Midland
WTX city breaks rainfall records with Midland rain forecasted
Dryden, a city in West Texas about two and a half hours south of Midland, broke two rainfall records this week. The city received 4.38 inches of rain on Aug. 16, breaking the previous record of 3.61 inches set on Sept. 19, 2013. Dryden also broke a two-day rainfall record with a combined 6.27 inches falling on Monday and Tuesday.See the Story