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Official: Pentagon probing alleged spy operation

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department official is under investigation for allegedly hiring private contractors to gather intelligence on suspected insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a U.S. official said Monday.

Mexican military copter over U.S. neighborhood

BROWNSVILLE — The Zapata County sheriff Thursday was questioning why a Mexican military helicopter was hovering over homes on the Texas side of the Rio Grande.

Former MCC coach indicted for alleged relations with minor

WACO - A former McLennan Community College assistant softball coach has been indicted for having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. The Waco Tribune reports 24-year-old Leslie Klemansky allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old player.

Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the use of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on U.S.

When Tiger Woods is likely to return

On Wednesday, Howard Stern conducted the “Tiger Woods Mistress Beauty Pageant” on his radio show (won by cocktail waitress Jamie Jungers).

Conan O'Brien's tour starts April 12

Conan O'Brien is back! He's hitting the road starting April 12 for his "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" and will perform across the country until June 14.

Sales tax rebate down from previous year

WACO - Waco's sales tax rebate for March is down more than 17% from last year. The city's check for March is $1.66 dollars. The rebates reflect sales in January.

Can Nancy Pelosi Get the Votes?

Are there enough votes in the House to pass the Senate's health-care bill? As of today, it's clear there aren't.

Texas education board's social studies vote may have wide impact

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas' state education board, rocked by primary elections that may push the influential panel's far-right leanings toward the center, is set to take its first vote on a new social studies curriculum