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Aggies Jump 12 Spots To No. 9 In AP Top 25 Poll

Updated: 3:04 PM - The Aggies moved up 12 spots to No. 9 in the poll released Monday. Texas A&M began the post-Johnny Manziel era with a 52-28 victory at South Carolina. The loss dropped the Gamecocks from ninth to No. 21.

Three People Targeted in Jury Duty Scam

Updated: 09/01/2014 - Someone posing as a law enforcement officer is calling residents and telling them a warrant is being issued for failure to appear for jury duty and then asking them for money.

Texas A&M Mourns Loss Of Cotton Industry Icon

Updated: 11:35 AM - Dr. Carl Anderson advised the Congressional Budget Office staff about cotton issues beginning in 1989 and presented dozens of papers at cotton conferences that influenced the industry as a whole. He also led a group of Extension economists in tabulating economic drought loss estimates for Texas used by state and federal agricultural agencies.

For Aggies, Labor Day Means Back to School

Updated: 09/01/2014 - Even though it's Labor Day and many people had the day off, the work for thousands of Aggies started as they reported for classes at Texas A&M University.

Police Investigate ‘Jury Duty’ Scam

Updated: 09/01/2014 - Someone posing as both a Bryan police officer and a Brazos County Deputy is calling residents to tell them a warrant is being issued for failure to appear for jury duty. But, as the caller says, they can take care of the warrant over the phone.

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Memo: No Wrongdoing in Handling Child Immigrants

Posted: 4:11 PM - A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food and medical care. Other claims about treatment of the children are still under review, according to the Homeland Security Department.

National Guard Completes Departure From Ferguson

Updated: 08/27/2014 - The Missouri National Guard has completed its departure from Ferguson, Missouri, where the citizen-soldiers were summoned to help quell unrest after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

AP Source: American Militant Killed in Syria

Posted: 08/26/2014 - A U.S. official says an American man reported to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State.

Possible Airstrikes in Syria Raise More Questions

Updated: 08/27/2014 - The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."

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ERCOT: Ample Electric Capacity for Fall, Winter

Posted: 3:52 PM - The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says it expects to have ample electricity available to keep up with periods of peak demand in the fall and winter.

Report: Confusion Hampered Response to Fatal Fire

Posted: 3:46 PM - A report detailing the response to a hotel fire last year that killed four Houston firefighters says the effort was hampered by confusion over who was in charge, cluttered radio channels and other disorganization.

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