House gives preliminary approval to bill overhauling school finance system – Texas Tribune

Mineral Wells Index House gives preliminary approval to bill overhauling school finance systemTexas TribuneThe Texas Supreme Court ruled last year that the school finance system was in need of serious reform, but ultimately constitutional. The lower chamber's decision to give preliminary approval to the bill is a reversal from the 2015 session, when …Texas lawmakers […]

See Tad Cummins’ arrest affidavit: New details released since Elizabeth Thomas found safe – AL.com

AL.com See Tad Cummins' arrest affidavit: New details released since Elizabeth Thomas found safeAL.comThe details were made public in a federal arrest affidavit filed by Jonathan Hardison, a Columbia, Tennessee police officer who serves on an FBI task force. The arrest affidavit was released in federal court records after Cummins was apprehended and …Fleeing with student, […]

In these documentaries, some see grim images, others see humor – The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe In these documentaries, some see grim images, others see humorThe Boston GlobeHolocaust humor? Adorno famously claimed that writing poetry was barbaric after Auschwitz, but he didn't say anything about comedy. Ferne Pearlstein looks into this delicate matter of taste and propriety in her documentary “The Last Laugh,” which finds …

Houston sports radio ratings still taking hit in latest ratings – Chron.com

Chron.com Houston sports radio ratings still taking hit in latest ratingsChron.comPolitical talk and Gen-X music nostalgia continues to take a considerable bite out of Houston sports radio ratings. The three Houston sports stations that generate measurable audiences in the monthly Nielsen Audio ratings – KILT (610 AM), KFNC (97.5 FM …

Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk – CNN

Chicago Tribune Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia riskCNN(CNN) Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests. Artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of …Study links diet soda […]

Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple question — should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer-provided health insurance? — could lead to major changes in the social safety net. The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than 70 million U.S. residents […]

Officials: Police had Champs-Elysees attacker in their grasp

LORI HINNANT, Associated Press JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France’s presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in […]