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Fire-Walkers Defend 'Awesome' Tony Robbins

Attendees at coal-walking seminar blame other distractions for injuries

(Newser) - Tony Robbins has taken a lot of heat since dozens of people at one of his seminars were injured last week in Dallas while walking over hot coals. But not everyone is breathing fire on the motivational guru. First, and not surprisingly, Robbins' rep Jennifer Connelly defended the "Unleash... More »

Hacked Texas Road Sign Blinks Message About Trump

He's probably been called worse than a 'shape shifting lizard'

(Newser) - Electronic construction signs in the Dallas area appear to have been hacked, displaying messages calling Donald Trump a reptile and imploring early morning commuters to take a day off work, the AP reports. The portable signs along Interstate 30 and elsewhere flashed various messages early Tuesday, including "Donald Trump... More »

Cops: NBA Player Killed While Breaking Into Apartment

Bryce Dejean-Jones played 14 games with the New Orleans Pelicans this season

(Newser) - A 23-year-old NBA player is dead after apparently breaking into a Dallas apartment early Saturday, the Des Moines Register reports. Police responded to a shooting at an apartment around 3:20 am and found Bryce Dejean-Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans wounded with a gunshot. He died at the hospital.... More »

FBI's Only Most Wanted Woman Caught in Mexico

She's suspected of hiring a hit on a dentist out of jealousy

(Newser) - The only woman on the FBI Most Wanted Fugitives list was captured Friday in Mexico, CNN reports. According to the Dallas Morning News , Brenda Delgado—a dental hygienist in training charged with hiring a hit on a dentist —was caught at a house in the state of Coahuila and... More »

Manziel's Ex: He Said He'd 'Kill Us Both'

Colleen Crowley says quarterback hit her on Jan. 30

(Newser) - Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims the NFL quarterback forced her into a car, hit her, dragged her by the hair, and threatened to kill them both during last weekend's altercation in Dallas. Though a police report notes Colleen Crowley "was somewhat vague on the details of the assault,... More »

Despite Lawsuit, Syrian Refugees Arrive in Texas

Texas alters strategy against resettlement agency

(Newser) - Hide your husbands, hide your wives: A family of six Syrian refugees is arriving in Dallas today as Texas shifts its legal strategy against refugee resettlement, the Dallas Morning News reports. The family—which includes two small children and has a relative in Dallas—came over with a relief agency... More »

Texas Threatens to Sue Refugee Resettlement Group

Critics say the warning should raise 'serious concerns'

(Newser) - Last week, the Obama administration reminded states they don't have the legal authority to turn away Syrian refugees. But that's not stopping Texas officials from doubling down on efforts to block refugees, and their latest move includes a threatened lawsuit against the Dallas branch of a resettlement group,... More »

Canada: No Single Syrian Men, Unless They're Gay

Nation puts emphasis on taking women, kids, and families

(Newser) - Canada is expected to roll out a new policy on accepting Syrian refugees Tuesday, and it's got an unusual twist—lone, single males need not apply, unless they happen to be gay. The idea behind the policy is to reduce the risk of extremists slipping into the country by... More »

In 15-Minute Span, 3 Planes Hit by Lasers Near Dallas

Meanwhile, news crew aids arrest of suspect near Brooklyn

(Newser) - Someone is in trouble near Dallas: Police and the FAA are investigating after three planes were reportedly hit by a laser beam while flying into Dallas Love Field between 7:30pm and 7:45pm on Wednesday. An FAA rep says a Southwest Airlines 737, a Virgin America A319, and a... More »

Wife of Murdered Jogger Kills Herself

Dallas woman's husband was stabbed in random attack

(Newser) - Patti Stevens was unable to go on living after the love of her life was killed in a horrific and random murder, police say. The 54-year-old physical therapist was found dead on Sunday in the garage of the Dallas-area home she shared with husband Dave Stevens, who was stabbed to... More »

Tech Glitch Grounds American Airlines Planes

Flights at Chicago, Miami, and Dallas halted for 2 hours

(Newser) - Just a few days ago, American Airlines confessed it had mistakenly allowed an aircraft not certified for long flights over water to make the trip from LA to Hawaii. Today the airline faces another problem: Unexplained technical issues forced it to temporarily ground planes at three of the country's... More »

'Spooky' Quarter-Mile Spider Web Stuns US Suburb

Visitors come to marvel at silky creation

(Newser) - Most people aren't crazy about spiders—but sightseers are finding time to visit an enormous spider web spanning hundreds of feet of trees in a Dallas suburb, WFTV reports. "I've never seen anything like this," a man there with his grandchildren tells WFAA . "I think... More »

Sniper Kills Suspect in Police HQ Attack in Dallas

He is believed to be dead, had blamed cops for losing custody of his son

(Newser) - The chaos in Dallas is over after the city's police headquarters was attacked by a gunman with bombs. A police sniper has indeed killed the suspect inside his van, reports AP . It took a while to confirm because police were cautious about approaching the vehicle. It also appears that... More »

92-Year-Old Adopts 76-Year-Old Daughter

Muriel Clayton raised her cousin Mary Smith after Smith's dad died—now it's official

(Newser) - When Mary Smith was 11, her dad died at the age of 45 of a heart attack. Her mom was receiving help for mental illness, so her older first cousin, Muriel Clayton, who had four young girls of her own, welcomed Smith permanently into her own home after Smith was... More »

'Male Hooters' Opens in Dallas

'Tallywackers' kinda says it all, right?

(Newser) - First, there was Hooters—now there's Tallywackers. Get the idea? An all-male version of the not-named-after-owls restaurant opened in Dallas over the weekend with good-looking guys serving American fare like hot dogs, pizzas, and steaks, KFOR 4 reports. The owner, Rodney Duke, said last month on a morning show... More »

'A Female Shouldn't Be President,' Says Female CEO

Cheryl Rios cites 'hormones,' 'biblical sound reasoning'

(Newser) - Cheryl Rios is the CEO of Dallas-based Go Ape Marketing , but some are saying her views on leadership are as primitive as her company's moniker. Rios recently made it clear on Facebook that she doesn't support Hillary Clinton as president—but it's not just Clinton herself that... More »

Iraqi Refugee in US Killed Photographing His First Snow

Dallas cops not sure newcomer was target

(Newser) - Police don't know yet whether it's a hate crime or a case of tragically bad luck, but an an Iraqi immigrant who moved to Dallas less than a month ago was shot to death this week. The wrenching detail is that the shooting took place after Ahmed Al-Jumaili... More »

4 Quakes Shake Dallas Area

Irving quakes centered near old Texas Stadium site

(Newser) - Nerves were jangled and items were jolted off shelves by four earthquakes in North Texas yesterday, but no major damage was reported. All four quakes were centered in the same location in Irving, Dallas County, where there have been 20 quakes reported since October 2014, NBC reports. The four quakes—... More »

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Free of Ebola

She is out of the hospital and headed home

(Newser) - A dose of good news on Ebola to counter the bad in New York City : Dallas nurse Nina Pham is free of the virus, reports WUSA-TV . The 29-year-old was released today from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where she had been in isolation. Pham herself appeared at... More »

Amber Vinson's Family Says She's Free of Ebola

Hospital or CDC has yet to confirm

(Newser) - Amber Vinson's family has what appears to be great news for all those Ohioans who came into contact with the Dallas nurse : She is free of the disease. So says a family statement asserting that "as of yesterday evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for... More »

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