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FILE - In this July 19, 2006 file photo, Anthony Porter, who served more than 16 years in prison after being convicted of murder in 1982 and was later released in 1999 after another man confessed to the crime, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, a Cook County judge ordered the release of Alstory Simon, whose confession helped free Porter from death row. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Inmate freed in landmark Illinois casePrisoner whose confession helped free death row inmate in 1999 is freed after recanting
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FILE - Charles Rankin, lawyer for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, stands before Judge Jeffrey Locke during a hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, in this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo.  The lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are set to go before a judge Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 to argue that his trial in the 2013 killing of a semiprofessional football player should be moved because of intense pretrial media coverage. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, File)
Hernandez lawyers argue for murder trial moveLawyers for ex-Patriot Hernandez argue for moving murder trial, citing 'poisoned' jury pool
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New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton, left, speaks while mayor Bill de Blasio listens during a news conference in New York, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The NYC Marathon will be run on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Bratton: No credible threats against NYC MarathonPolice Commissioner William Bratton: No credible threats against New York City Marathon
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Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks to the media Thursday Oct. 30, 2014,  at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm, after Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state. Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled, "There is a territory, a people and government," she told reporters in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Annika af Klercker) SWEDEN OUT
Israel recalls ambassador to SwedenIsrael recalls ambassador to Sweden after Stockholm recognizes Palestinian state
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Mark Wingard, lead investigator with the Chemical Safety Board, (CSB), speaks during a news conference at which the board released the results of a review of three fires stemming from science demonstrations during the last two months, in Denver, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. According to a recommendation from the federal board charged with investigating such accident, science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of trainingReport: Lab flash fires that injured students marked by lack of training, too much methanol
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Vatican: Tourists harming Sistine Chapel frescoesVatican: Sistine Chapel frescoes turning white from tourists' carbon dioxide, humidity
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life under Oregon’s death with dignity law. Maynard has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list when she visited the Grand Canyon with her family last week. (AP Photo/Maynard Family, FILE)
Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her lifeTerminally ill woman says in video she feels better, may postpone date she plans to take life
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9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks9 Niger security forces killed in simultaneous attacks on prison, refugee camp, patrol
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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, July 28, 2014, a motorist passes by a flag of the Islamic State group at the entrance of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic state group has accelerated killings of former policemen and army officers, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule. Such killings, including the deadly attack on police Col. Mohammed Hassan and his son in mid October, have accelerated in recent days, as the extremists' opponents - Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes - have made some gains, taking back several towns that the militants had overrun. (AP Photo, File)
Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-policeIslamic State group kills dozens of former Iraqi police, trying to eliminate threat to rule
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  • 'Bystander effect' pure laziness, makes dangerous situations worse

    Recently, I fainted while driving, which does not bode well for driving a moving vehicle. I woke up very disoriented and confused. The University Star, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 12:10 AM
  • 'Irreparable Harm' Seen

    Pilots may presume that we now have access to accurate terrain maps nationwide, but in some remote areas, maps may be based on incomplete... We're seeing more capable navigation apps for Android tablets, including the new AvNav EFB app. It has some of the same features that... At its Migration training conference in San Marcos, Texas, Redbird is showing off some interesting proto-technology. AVweb, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 11:23 PM
  • to Palm Springs

    As I sat in on Tuesday's Redbird Migration at SkyPort in San Marcos, Texas, I heard speaker after speaker talk about the future of aviation being closely related to the future of aviation technology. High on everyone's list of priorities was finding new ways to reach pilots-to-be, and Redbird Chairman Craig Fuller and EAA Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton both praised the Flying Challenge Cup , the event that Flying and Redbird Flight Simulations partnered on at AirVenture last year. Flying, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 05:11 PM
  • Council, mayoral candidates debate future of San Marcos

    Candidates for City Council Place 3 and 4 and those running for mayor discussed the future of San Marcos Monday night at a debate hosted by the University Star and KTSW 89.9. Jane Hughson, City Council Place 4 candidate, spoke without an opponent. Her rival, Councilman Wayne Becak, Place 4, was unable to attend the debate. The University Star, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 03:39 AM
  • San Marcos PD: teens arrested at home they were burglarizing

    Two teenagers were arrested early Monday by SWAT officers after they refused to come out of a mobile home they were burglarizing, San Marcos police said. Police arrived at the home in the Siesta Mobile Home Park about 10 p.m. on Sunday after neighbors heard glass breaking and called police. KXAN-TV Austin, Mon, Oct 27 2014 @ 08:22 PM
  • SWAT arrests burglary suspects holed up in residence

    The San Marcos-Hays County SWAT team arrested two suspects in a burglary attempt on a mobile home Sunday night. The suspects, Isaiah Alexander Rubio and a 16-year-old male, are residents of San Marcos. Austin American-Statesman, Mon, Oct 27 2014 @ 04:27 PM
  • A War Widow Reaches Out

    On Memorial Day in 2007, Taryn Davis spoke from home in San Marcos, Texas, with her husband Michael, a 22-year-old U.S. Army corporal in Iraq. They chatted about the usual things: their dogs, TV, how they both were doing. Wall Street Journal, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 02:39 PM
  • No charges after BB gun fired on Texas school bus

    Authorities have declined to charge two boys after a BB gun fired aboard a Central Texas school bus left two other students and the driver slightly hurt. The Hays County Sheriff's Office says a 10-year-old boy who had the gun did not aim at anyone. Tyler Morning Telegraph, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 12:31 PM
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