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San Benito may be getting new fire chief, city attorney

SAN BENITO - The city might be replacing Fire Chief Raul Zuniga. Tomorrow, city commissioners are expected to consider confirming City Manager Manuel De La Rosa's appointment of Capt. Boris Esparza as the city's interim fire chief. In other matters, Commissioner Esteban Rodriguez is requesting De La

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-18 23:54:00

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for it. The Blast reports from court documents that the families of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl believe the famous actor and director Doug Liman "contributed to the cir


50 years ago: Hurricane Beulah was making landfall near the Rio Grande

Fifty years ago today, as Hurricane Beulah made landfall near Brownsville, Rio Grande Valley residents relied on the reports and observations of the National Weather Service's bureau in Brownsville. Even though the bureau lost power and was in the path of the storm's strongest winds, they continued

MCALLEN MONITOR - 2017-09-20 10:30:00

Happy birthday, Bill Murray

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2015, file photo, Bill Murray gestures prior to receiving an award for his contribution to acting, during the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File) NEW YORK (CIRCA) - William James Murray turns 67 on Sept. 21, 201


Report: Witness claims Ryan Phillippe picked ex-girlfriend up 'like a baby and tossed her'

NBC Universal's 2016 Upfront Presentation - Arrivals Featuring: Ryan Phillippe Where: New York, New York, United States When: 16 May 2016 Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com **Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slov


FESTIVA EVENTS - Friday, Sept. 22 - Sunday, Sept. 24

Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday. FRIDAY URBAN COWBOY THROWBACK NIGHT The event will include a dance contest, Dolly Parton look-alike contest and Punch Machine contest, all with cash prizes. Serjio & Ropin the Wind will per

MCALLEN MONITOR - 2017-09-21 16:43:00

Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction. The high court, in a unanimous decision, found that hearsay testimony from Peterson's missing fou


Police: 2 teens dead after one tried to rob the other in Northeast DC

Police: 2 teens dead after one tried to rob the other in Northeast DC. (ABC7) A 16-year-old and a 19-year-old are both dead after the older teen tried to rob the younger teen in Northeast, D.C., police report. Police have identified Zaire Kelly, 16, as the robbery victim, and Sequan Gills, 19, as th


Russia is conducting one of its largest war games in history. Here's why you should care.

In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 photo provided Monday, Sept. 18, by Vayar Military Agency, a Belarus army soldier prepares to fire a portable air defense missile during a military exercise at a training ground at an undisclosed location in Belarus. (Vayar Military Agency photo via AP) WASHINGTON (CIR


Hurricane nursing home deaths cause a bipartisan gut-check in Congress

FILE- This Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, a patient is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla. Nine elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irm


House Republicans plan retreat next week to discuss tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month. The retreat is set for Wednesday, but Republicans aren't disclosing details. GOP leaders have promised to publicly release outlines

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 17:51:00

Tenants to get rent reimbursement for Harvey flooded units

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston officials are trying to determine how many public housing residents were wrongly told to pay rent this month for homes left uninhabitable by Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Chronicle reports that some residents at the Houston Housing Authority's Clayton Homes complex were told t

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 17:44:00

Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer there

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Light heavyweight champion Andre Ward is retiring from boxing with an undefeated record because he no longer has the desire to fight. The 33-year-old Ward released a statement on his website Thursday titled "Mission Accomplished ." He says his body now cannot withstand the "ri

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 17:42:00

Texas official uses slur to describe prosecutors, apologizes

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A city official in southern Texas has apologized for using a racial slur to describe two black assistant district attorneys. The Brownsville Herald reports that multiple social media users posted audio clips this week featuring Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar De Leon.

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 15:42:16

The Latest: Trump targets North Korea in new executive order

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 12:41 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea. Trump made the announceme

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 17:32:26

Jet aborts Santa Fe landing after airport wind gauge problem

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - An American Eagle jet flying from Dallas-Fort Worth aborted its Santa Fe landing and returned to Texas. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2flRq09 ) the Tuesday night landing was canceled because of a nonworking wind-speed sensor at the municipal airport. The 38 pa

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 17:15:00

Federal employees are ordered to attend anti-leaking classes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce federal laws and rules against leaking government information. Training materials from the hourlong class were obtained by The Associated Press. It's part of a broader

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 16:52:00

New Ondaatje novel 'Warlight' coming in May

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Ondaatje (On-DAH-Chay), author of the acclaimed novel "The English Patient," is once again writing about World War II. Alfred A. Knopf announced Thursday that Ondaatje's "Warlight" will come out May 8. The novel is set in London in 1945 and tells of two young siblings who hav

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 16:45:00

May seeks to unite divided Cabinet before big Brexit speech

LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Theresa May tried to unite her fractious Cabinet behind her plan to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations Thursday, as senior European Union officials suggested British hopes of moving the divorce talks on to a new phase next month might be dashed. May gathered ministers

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 16:32:04

NTSB: Engineers in NYC-area train crashes had sleep apnea

Federal investigators have found that the engineers of two New York City-area commuter trains that crashed into stations were both suffering from severe sleep apnea. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday the similar circumstances of the crashes warranted combining findings and recom

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 16:11:00