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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Dan Straily, also scoring A.J. Ellis and Dee Gordon, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5Clayton Kershaw gets 20th win as Los Angeles Dodgers rout Chicago Cubs 14-5
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A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed Washington for Camp David aboard Marine One on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A Secret Service agent at the scene says someone jumped the fence surrounding the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Fence-jumper makes it into the White HouseFence-jumper makes it through doors of White House, prompting evacuation; Obamas not at home
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FILE - Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his cabinet ministers in Ankara, Turkey, in this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo. Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. Davutoglu said the group was released early on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 and had arrived in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
Turkey: 49 hostages have been freedTurkish prime minister says 49 hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston rolls out of the pocket in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas. Florida State has suspended Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, Sept 20, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made "offensive and vulgar" comments about female anatomy earlier this week. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Florida State suspends Winston for entire gameFlorida State suspends quarterback Jameis Winston for entire game vs. Clemson on Saturday
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A video display at a convenience store shows a wanted poster of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old from Canadensis, Pa., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Frein is charged with killing Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a late-night ambush Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woodsPolice hunker down in wooded neighborhood of suspect in deadly ambush on state troopers
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, shoppers walk through the aisles at the Home Depot store in Williston, Vt. The Home Depot on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 said it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
5 ways to protect yourself from data breachesAfter Home Depot's data breach, here are 5 ways to protect yourself
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell breaks silence, says 'same mistakes can never be repeated'
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, a an aerial tanker drops its load of fire retardant on the King fire near Pollack Pines, Calif. The massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone. By Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, state firefighters and the U.S. Forest Service together had bombarded the conflagration with more than a half-million gallons of the red slurry, said Lynne Tolmachoff, a state fire spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Record amount of retardant used on California fireCrews battling explosive Northern California wildfire drop record-setting amounts of retardant
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
FILE - National Security Adviser Susan Rice listens to reporters questions during a briefing on President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to  to Europe and Saudi Arabia, in this March 21, 2014 file photo taken in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Rice, said she expects unanimous approval in the U.N. Security Council. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agendaForeign fighter threat, Ebola outbreak to top Obama's agenda next week at United Nations
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
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  • SWAT, narcotics investigators make high-risk arrests

    The San Marcos Police Department and Hays County Sheriff's Office cooperated on two high-risk arrests, one of which involved the Hays County-San Marcos SWAT team, Wednesday evening in San Marcos. Elizando Ortiz Garza, Jr. was arrested at approximately 8 p.m. Sept. Austin American-Statesman, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 06:46 PM
  • Hays County burn ban lifted

    Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., has lifted the burn ban in the unincorporated area of Hays County until further notice. Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers said that recent rains have made it safer to burn than in past weeks, although if low humidity returns to the area the burn ban could be placed back on. Austin American-Statesman, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:47 PM
  • Bat at Texas school tests positive for rabies

    Hays County and state officials say a bat found at a junior high school has tested positive for rabies. The Austin American-Statesman reports the animal was found at Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley on Friday afternoon. SFGate, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:51 AM
  • 'Meatless Mondays' met with opposition in SA school districts

    The Dripping Springs Independent School District west of Austin, for example, is part of a pilot program in Hays County that only offers meatless food in its cafeterias on Mondays. It's part of an effort by a group that says going meatless will encourage healthy and environmentally conscientious eating. KSAT-TV San Antonio, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:01 PM
  • Dating affordable in San Marcos

    College romance is never easy, and when you combine the desire to impress a crush with a dwindling bank account it is nearly impossible. Take your passion for Tinder to the next level with this collection of fun and inexpensive date ideas that will melt the hearts of even the most bitter of graduating seniors. The University Star, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 11:32 PM
  • Don't overlook Thrift Stores

    Have you ever heard the phrase "history repeats itself"? Well, ironically, fashion repeats itself as well. The same clothes that your parents wore in those back-in-the-day pictures are slowly but surely coming back in style today. The University Star, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:19 PM
  • No detectable lead found in drinking water

    Recent sampling tests show no detectable traces of lead in San Marcos drinking water after readings taken Sept. 4 and 8 showed a heightened level. The University Star, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 12:55 AM
  • City council unanimously approves La Cima project

    In a unanimous vote with one abstention Tuesday night, San Marcos City Council passed a resolution authorizing an agreement with the La Cima developers that will permit the construction of 2,400 single-family homes. Bringing upper-level housing to San Marcos, the proposed La Cima development will be a 2,050-acre development with 2,400 single-family homes. The University Star, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 12:55 AM
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