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Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 09:46 AM CST

4 Men Rescued from Life Boat in Gulf of Mexico off Galveston

4 Men Rescued from Life Boat in Gulf of Mexico off Galveston

Four men are recovering today after their fishing boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 08:36 PM CST

Hundreds of Mexicans Protest with 'Human Wall' on TX Border

Hundreds of Mexicans Protest with 'Human Wall' on TX Border

Hundreds of people in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez gathered on the edge of the Rio Grande river on Friday to form a "human wall" to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for a wall between the...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 03:23 PM CST

South Texas Man Sentenced for Role in Human Smuggling Ring

South Texas Man Sentenced for Role in Human Smuggling Ring

A Brownsville man and three others operated a human smuggling ring out of their homes and held immigrants against their will until they paid them for their release.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 03:11 PM CST

Houston Man Sentenced in Sex Trafficking Case Involving Teen

Houston Man Sentenced in Sex Trafficking Case Involving Teen

A Houston man will spend more than 18 years in jail for forcing a teenage girl to work as a prostitute.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 02:49 PM CST

NBA Joins NFL in Warning Texas Over Proposed 'Bathroom Bill'

NBA Joins NFL in Warning Texas Over Proposed 'Bathroom Bill'

The NBA is joining the NFL's stance on the 'bathroom bill' in discussion in the Texas legislature right now.

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Ohio Woman Uses Obit for One Final Jab at Trump

Ohio Woman Uses Obit for One Final Jab at Trump

As her loved ones mourn their loss, one Ohio woman found a source of comfort in her own passing – by taking a parting shot at President Donald Trump in her obituary. Elizabeth "Liz" Smith died Monday at the age...

Joggers in Bras, Boxers Raise Money for Sick Children

Joggers in Bras, Boxers Raise Money for Sick Children

In briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers, joggers ran three-quarters of a mile in a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick children. Saturday's annual Cupid's Undie Run featured 1,000 people in their...

Scientists Say They’ve Discovered a Lost Continent

Scientists Say They’ve Discovered a Lost Continent

Scientists say they have identified an underwater continent two-thirds the size of Australia — and they are calling it Zealandia. This newly proposed continent is about 1.74 million square miles in size and...

Brewery Offers Paid Leave for Workers Who Rescue Dogs

Brewery Offers Paid Leave for Workers Who Rescue Dogs

Scotland-based brewery BrewDog recognizes that, while a dog is a person's best friend, introducing a new dog into the home can be a difficult process. The company announced earlier this week that they're giving...

Driver Under Fire for 'Vulgar' Bumper Sticker

Driver Under Fire for 'Vulgar' Bumper Sticker

Dustin Owens says he never dreamed he get in trouble over the sticker on the back of his Chevy Blazer. "My brother ordered it and it was nighttime when he put it on because he was trying to make a joke out of it, and I was sleeping," Owens says. The sticker depicts two stick figures engaged in sexual activity above the phrase "Making My Family." Owens said he was driving home from work on Friday when a Nashville Metro police officer pulled him over and cited him for having an obscene bumper sticker. "If I took the words off right there, it's two stick figures dancing, that's it," Owens says. Owens posted pictures of the sticker and the citation on Facebook, where passionate people on both sides of the issue began weighing in. "Some people say I should fight it and get it thrown out. Other people say I'm classless and called me all kinds of names, but they don't know me so I don't worry about that," he says. Read more from WSMV.com.

Royals Reliever Flynn Injured Falling Through Barn Roof

Royals Reliever Flynn Injured Falling Through Barn Roof

Kansas City Royals left-hander Brian Flynn is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks after falling through a barn roof at his Oklahoma residence. The Royals said Tuesday that Flynn broke a rib and had three minor vertebrae fractures.

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