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Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis

Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis.

Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis

Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative servi…

IMF delegation arrives in Egypt for bailout talks

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CAIRO (AP) — A delegation from the International Monetary Fund has arrived in Egypt, responding to a request for a multibillion dollar bailout…

Security suddenly boosted at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport

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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has suddenly boosted its security in a move authorities there have linked to the "national threa…

Some 100 aircraft from 9 countries stage airshow in Romania

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 100 military and civilian airplanes and helicopters from nine countries have begun daring air exercises at an a…

GMO wheat found in Washington state could affect US trade

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SEATTLE (AP) — Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a fiel…

No criminal charges in probe of Curt Schilling's 38 Studios

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SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — An investigation into former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed video game company, 38 Studios, has resulted…

Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year linked to the deaths of three people, but the ice…

Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the fir…

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares?

Italian bank raises billions after poor show in stress tests

Italian bank raises billions after poor show in stress tests

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MILAN (AP) — Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena was by far the worst performer in a stress test of EU banks, which otherwise on Friday found th…

Technology

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares?

Groups ask appeals court to reconsider net neutrality ruling

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cable and telecom industry groups want a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling on net neutrality.

Microsoft making additional job cuts in phone business

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft says it is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5 percent of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smart…

Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses

Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding pro…

Alphabet tops Street 2Q forecasts

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) _ Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.88 billion.

Amazon tops Street 2Q forecasts

Amazon tops Street 2Q forecasts

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SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $857 million.

Facebook agrees to refunds on in-app purchases by minors

Facebook agrees to refunds on in-app purchases by minors

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part …

Oracle buying 'cloud' business software provider NetSuite

Oracle buying 'cloud' business software provider NetSuite

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NEW YORK (AP) — Software mogul Larry Ellison once famously mocked cloud computing as a fad. Now his company, Oracle, will spend $9.3 billion t…

LG Electronics' profit up 19 percent on TV, appliance sales

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. says its second-quarter net income jumped 19 percent thanks to strong sales of high-end TVs and …

Samsung's profit surges to 2-year high on Galaxy phone sales

Samsung's profit surges to 2-year high on Galaxy phone sales

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported Thursday forecast-beating earnings results that were the best in two years as consu…

Opinion

Display U.S. flags properly

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What can I say but “how heart-breaking!” Our U.S. flags have been flying at “half-staff” for way too many days and months. There has been so m…

Reader shares acts of kindness he experiences while at local restaurant

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Staff Blogs

Chilis FREE Dessert or Kid's Meal!

Chilis FREE Dessert or Kid's Meal!

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Anytime you have an adult entree at Chilis, you are eligible to get a FREE dessert or a Kid's meal! If you order two adult entrees, you are el…

Weekend Deals for Kids!

Weekend Deals for Kids!

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Windex Deal!

Windex Deal!

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If you are obsessive about cleaning, like I am, or you like cleaning as a way to relax, then you will like this deal! 

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Dentist Killeen 254-680-4450 House of Smiles

Dentist Killeen 254-680-4450 House of Smiles

tel. 254-680-4450

5610 E Central Texas Expy Ste 3, Killeen, TX 76543

House of Smiles – wecome to our practice! House of Smiles has been serving in the Killeen/Fort Hood and Belton area for over 25 years. We Pride in providing Comprehensive Dental treatment for the whole Family! If you are looking for a great place to regain your smile, then look no further than House of Smiles in Killeen. Since 1989, the caring staff uses the latest technology to help you and your family maintain a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles. “We focus on preventative dentistry, and if treatment is ultimately required, we focus on a treatment which will last a longer term and suit the patient’s requirements the best,” said Paula Luss-Porter, manager at the Clinic. In addition to general dentistry, the office provides cosmetic dentistry, like Implants, Invisalign, Lumineers, teeth whitening. Dr. Aditi Saxena and Dr. Pundt, D.D.S., have a keen interest in continuing dental education and are frequently learning how to do new dental procedures and techniques. For more than 25-years, House of Smiles has served all patients throughout the area, including those that have served so well in the military and retirees and their family with the most comprehensive cosmetic and dental care available. House of Smiles’ friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help each patient.

Custom Frames Killeen 254-547-8448 Frames And Things

Custom Frames Killeen 254-547-8448 Frames And Things

tel. 254-547-8448

216 Cove Terrace Shopping Ctr, Copperas Cove, TX 76522

Adorn your walls with unique artwork, special treasures, and personal accomplishments. Our professional staff offers individual layouts, thousands of moldings, and one-of-a-kind ideas at great prices. Receive personal attention and old fashion courtesy for all your framing needs. We do it all including mat cuttings, canvas stretching, dry and wet mounting, and 100% conversion with acid-free materials. DISPLAY YOUR MEMORIES A reputation and commitment for excellence Since 1982, our expert staff has proudly served Central Texas with the largest selection of creative and affordable picture frames. We also carry thousands of prints in stock from famous artists like Mort Kunstler, Don Stivers, John Paul Strain, Don Troiani, G. Harvey, and Dale Gallon. • Award, certificate, diploma, degree frames • Medal, flag, military collages • Needlepoint and cross stitch frames • Memory and shadow boxes • Sports memorabilia preservation • Custom sized mirrors, flat or beveled • Machine drawings… The possibilities are endless! Print Catalogs Limited Edition prints Original Art Work Corporate packages Hanging services Dry and Wet Mounting Lay-a-way and competitive price

Commercial Locksmith Killeen 254-634-5397 Killeen Locksmith

Commercial Locksmith Killeen 254-634-5397 Kille…

tel. 254-634-5397

3103 S Fort Hood St, Killeen, TX 76542

Killeen Locksmith is a Veteran owned establishment that provides fast quality services in Killeen, Fort Hood, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove area. We have been providing services in these areas since 1994 and have proven time and time again that we do great work. Our work ethic and reputation means alot to us and we promise to deliver the absolute best service in our industry. Home Key Replacement or Duplication People tend to misplace or lose there keys in our busy, high paced lives on a daily basis. Give Killeen Locksmith a call right away to replace your keys. We guarantee we will get the job done. Call us or come to our office if you just need to duplicate some keys for you home. There are times when having some spare keys for the house come in handy. Leave one with a family member for emergency purposes or leave one in your car as a backup. Whatver the reason may be, get it done right. Home Lock Replacement Do you need to replace your locks for your home? Security is a serious and necessary lifestyle in todays world. We intend to make sure that when Killeen Locksmith replaces all of your homes locks, its done without mistakes. You can sleep safe and sound knowing that you just received quality service.

Savealotmom Jennise Colin-Ventura Killeen Tx 254-501-7515

Savealotmom Jennise Colin-Ventura Killeen Tx 25…

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Jennise Colin-Ventura, known as "Savealotmom," shares tips on where to get coupons, how to read the fine print and how to be an ethical couponer.Her main focus is teaching people to be ethical couponers. She teaches several “no-nos” when it comes to couponing, including taking peel-off coupons from products in stores shoppers aren’t buying and taking coupons out of other newspapers in the rack.“There are a lot of bad behaviors in couponing. The reason some of the bad behaviors happen is (couponers) don’t understand what they are doing negatively affects the coupon community,” she said. “Some don’t know what they are doing is a no-no. I’m hoping by sharing information, they will learn to back off.”Jennise is a columnist for the Killeen Daily Herald on ethical couponing and budgeting. Be sure to read her column.  

Coin Laundromat Harker Heights TX 254-953-4977 Wells Laundry

Coin Laundromat Harker Heights TX 254-953-4977 …

tel. 254-953-4977

315 South 38th Street, Killeen, Tx 76549

Experience the difference at one of Well’s Laundry’s 5 convenient locations in Central Texas. The following are a few reasons why you should visit a Wells Laundry, TODAY. SAVE TIME & MONEY LARGE CAPACITY WASHERS & DRYERS Safe & Comfortable Air Conditioned Locations Open Early and Extended Hours, Everyday Comfortable Seating and Televisions Snack & Drink Vending Machines ATM / EBT Cash Machines Free WiFi

Bus Station Office Killeen 245-526-0545 Arrow T…

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403 N 2nd St, Killeen, TX 76541

Arrow Trailways of Texas has been in business for over 70 years and is an asset to the Central Texas area. We are based out of Killeen, Texas and offer a wide variety of transportation and travel related services. We offer local sight seeing and group charter services to anywhere in the USA and Canada, for any length of time. US Department of Defense Safety Certified Deluxe 49 and 57 Passenger Coaches Airport and Amtrak Transfers Passenger Restroom Equipped Casino Packages ADA Coaches  Branson, MO Trips Video Equipped  Sporting Events Licensed Uniformed Drivers Field Trips Local Personalized Service Senior Groups Local Daily Sightseeing Schools Group Charter Service to Anywhere in the USA Social/Church Groups All Major Credit Cards Accepted Sightseeing Tours Our motorcoaches are equipped with GPS, which allows us to maintain a constant surveillance of their position from the moment they depart until they arrive safely at your destination. All of our drivers are trained in accident prevention and securement procedures. For more than 20 consecutive years, Arrow Trailways has been awarded the “Annual National Trailways Safety Award." Providing Nationwide and Intercity Bus Service connecting with Greyhound Ride in comfort to Temple, Waco, Georgetown, Round Rock, Austin and Houston. Connect with our partners for destinations all over North America.

Job Fair Killeen Tx Killeen Daily Herald

Job Fair Killeen Tx Killeen Daily Herald

tel. 254-501-3888

3601 South W.S. Young Dr., Killeen, TX 76543

Killeen Job Fair Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:00am- 3:00pm Hurry Space is Limited! Get an early start on finding your perfect canidate by placing your recruitment advertisements into the special JOB FAIR publication. This preview guide will publish on Sunday, March 22, 2015 and will be also be available at the Job Fair FREE to attending job seekers.

Bus Station Tours Killeen 245-526-0545 Arrow Trailways Of Texas

Bus Station Tours Killeen 245-526-0545 Arrow Tr…

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201 E Ave C, Killeen, TX 76541

Arrow Trailways of Texas has been in business for over 70 years and is an asset to the Central Texas area. We are based out of Killeen, Texas and offer a wide variety of transportation and travel related services. We offer local sight seeing and group charter services to anywhere in the USA and Canada, for any length of time. US Department of Defense Safety Certified Deluxe 49 and 57 Passenger Coaches Airport and Amtrak Transfers Passenger Restroom Equipped Casino Packages ADA Coaches  Branson, MO Trips Video Equipped  Sporting Events Licensed Uniformed Drivers Field Trips Local Personalized Service Senior Groups Local Daily Sightseeing Schools Group Charter Service to Anywhere in the USA Social/Church Groups All Major Credit Cards Accepted Sightseeing Tours Our motorcoaches are equipped with GPS, which allows us to maintain a constant surveillance of their position from the moment they depart until they arrive safely at your destination. All of our drivers are trained in accident prevention and securement procedures. For more than 20 consecutive years, Arrow Trailways has been awarded the “Annual National Trailways Safety Award." Providing Nationwide and Intercity Bus Service connecting with Greyhound Ride in comfort to Temple, Waco, Georgetown, Round Rock, Austin and Houston. Connect with our partners for destinations all over North America.

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WIld Art - HH VBS

WIld Art - HH VBS

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Cody Newman of the Harker Heights Fire Department lets kids attending the 2016 Vacation Bible School at Iglesia Uncion de lo Alto Friday use the firetruck's hose. The Harker Heights church works with local police and fire departments to help children at VBS forge a positive relationship with community leaders.

WIld Art - HH VBS

WIld Art - HH VBS

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Capt. Jimmy Carson of the Harker Heights Fire Department explains how his firetruck works on Friday to kids attending the 2016 Vacation Bible School at Iglesia Uncion de lo Alto on 1014 Bluebird Lane in Harker Heights. The church works with local police and fire departments to help children at VBS forge a positive relationship with community leaders.

Parks and Recreation town hall meeting

Parks and Recreation town hall meeting

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City Manager Andrea Gardner answers a question during a Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Parks and Recreation Department town hall meeting in Copperas Cove.

200th home run ball

200th home run ball

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Copperas Cove resident Jonathan Haywood and granddaughter, A’Nyjaa Robinson, 5, are seen with Justin Upton’s 200th home run ball, which he caught at a Detroit Tigers home game against the Minnesota Twins.

Richard Rawlings' Garage

Richard Rawlings' Garage

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Richard Rawlings' Garage, a restaurant that currently under construction, is seen in Harker Heights Thursday, July 28, 2016. The restaurant is located in the building that was once Twin Peaks. Officials with the restaurant said it will tentatively open by the end of August.

Enactus car wash

Enactus car wash

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Enactus member Sean Murphy washes off a pickup during an Enactus car wash Saturday, July 23, 2016, at a 7-Eleven in Copperas Cove.

Enactus car wash

Enactus car wash

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Tracy Cadogan, vice president of the Central Texas College's Enactus organization, tries to get motorists' attention during an Enactus car wash Saturday, July 23, 2016, at a 7-Eleven in Copperas Cove.

Enactus car wash

Enactus car wash

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Richard Graham washes the wheel of a pickup during an Enactus car wash Saturday, July 23, 2016, at a 7-Eleven in Copperas Cove.