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Hostages Disarmed Courthouse Gunman

Sex assault suspect shot, ran over own daughter

(Newser) - The shooting spree at a Texas courthouse yesterday could have been deadlier if not for the bravery of hostages, police say. After Bartholomew Granger opened fire on family members, injuring three people and killing a bystander, he shot at police officers, and attempted to get away in his truck before... More »

Texas Battles Ike Blackouts, Floods, Looting

FEMA struggles to keep Houston, Galveston supplied

(Newser) - Federal officials were working yesterday to move emergency supplies and fresh water to distribution centers in beleaguered Houston, where residents were struggling to cope with continued flooding, blackouts and looting. Millions are still without power and a curfew is in force, reports the Houston Chronicle. Officials in Galveston, meanwhile, appealed... More »

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