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Residents invited to review new College Station school zones

College Station parents and community members will have an opportunity to speak to school board members about new school zones at a trio of public forums over the next two weeks.

Monday 09/01/2014
Memorial service for Homer Jacobs III is Monday

A memorial service for Homer Jacobs III is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church in Bryan.

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Police: Resident says he was attacked with knife after pair broke into apartment

Two men were arrested early Sunday after an argument at an apartment on Holleman Drive in College Station.

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Two reportedly broke into wrong apartment

Two men were questioned by Bryan police Saturday night after officers investigating a burglary discovered a cellphone with a tweet claiming the two broke into the wrong apartment.

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Police: 2 women robbed and assaulted victim

College Station police on Sunday were looking for two women reportedly involved in a robbery just after midnight at a residence on Luther Street.

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US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

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Austin airport to feature new art project

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A $1.66 million art project consisting of several hundred geometric sculptures along a walkway will open at the Austin airport in fall 2015.

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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says a Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard has crashed in the Gulf of Aden, but all aboard have been rescued.

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Redskins new punter Tress Way used to name debate

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The uproar over the Washington Redskins name is nothing new to the team's new punter.

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Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

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Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

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2 killed, 2 wounded in gun battle near biker club

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police say at least 40 rounds were fired during a gun battle outside a Birmingham, Alabama, motorcycle club that killed two people and wounded two others.

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Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee.

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2 teens injured after falling out of carnival ride

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two teenagers are recovering after being injured when they fell out of a carnival ride at a West Texas church bazaar.

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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no for an answer.

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Homeowner interrupting burglary is fatally stabbed

NEW YORK (AP) — An intruder stabbed a couple who unwittingly interrupted a burglary at their home, killing the man and injuring his wife, police said Monday.

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Study claims cave art made by Neanderthals

BERLIN (AP) — A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.

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Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.

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Committee recommends closing 6 state homes

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A state advisory committee has recommended that Texas shut down six of its 13 residential facilities for individuals with mental and developmental disabilities.

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New $1B power line to improve South Texas service

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Construction continues on a new $1 billion electricity line in South Texas that officials said will not only improve service in the state's Rio Grande Valley but also allow energy generated in South Texas to be delivered to the rest of the state.

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South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina.

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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.

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Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.

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NY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.

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6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Police say a speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside.

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Cousin arrested in Dallas girl's death

DALLAS (AP) — The 17-year-old cousin of a 5-year-old Dallas girl found dead in vacant apartment has been arrested in her death.

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Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning.

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Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign.

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Texas QB David Ash to miss BYU game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas.

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Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.

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Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

PARIS (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble.

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Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) — On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy.

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Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."

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Hiker killed when boulder falls on him on island

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a man hiking on an island in the Potomac River was killed when a boulder fell on him.

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Texas AP high school football poll

Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team's ranking in last week's poll:

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Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.

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Visible tattoo ban for San Antonio police officers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Beginning this month, the San Antonio Police department is banning officers from having visible tattoos.

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Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

LONDON (AP) — Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub.

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Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

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VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

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Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views.

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UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.

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UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq.

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Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now

GDANSK, Poland (AP) — The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday.

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Markets drift as Wall Street has day off

LONDON (AP) — Ahead of a raft of economic developments this week, financial markets started the week on a lackluster note Monday as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday.

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Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter.

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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.

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NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.

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NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.

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