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The Obama administration is softening its demand that Afghanistan sign a security agreement by the end of the year or risk a withdrawal of all Americans troops, a threat that alarmed military officials and U.S. allies but did little to sway Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
FILE - This April 18, 2013 file photo shows a golden eagle flying over a wind turbine on Duke energy's top of the world wind farm in Converse County Wyo. The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy. The change, requested by the wind energy industry and officially revealed Friday, will provide legal protection for the lifespan of wind farms and other projects that obtain a permit and do everything possible to avoid killing the birds. Companies will also have to commit to take additional measures if they exceed their permit limits or if new information suggests eagle populations (AP Photo/Dina Cappiello, File)
GATESVILLE — Coryell County commissioners on Monday voted 3-1 to provide help to pro-se civil litigants — those who represent themselves in court without legal counsel.
(BPT) - As the medical community and many Americans come to accept the use of marijuana to treat a range of diseases and symptoms, state legislators are working to keep pace with laws concerning marijuana for medical use.
(NAPSI)—A national Web-based program is working to increase student interest in science and technology by giving young people an opportunity to make a difference in their communities.
WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after pushing out the U.S. military, Iraq is asking for more American weapons, training and manpower to help fight a bloody resurgence of al-Qaida that has unleashed a level of violence comparable to the darkest days of the nation’s civil war.
(Family Features) Show your friends and family just how much you care with delicious homemade holiday desserts. The combination of seasonal flavors and time-honored traditions are sure to give holiday party guests a sweet memory to savor long after gatherings and get-togethers are over.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but one Cove woman is ready to put October and this chapter of her life behind her.
Although many people wear purple ribbons in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the stigma of domestic violence still continues.
Who are you really? That’s the question that has the popularity of hobby genealogy spreading across generational lines.
Killeen Independent School District employees Tuesday pleaded with four members of the district’s board of trustees to reconsider their vote on the district’s health plan for the current school year.
WASHINGTON — Closed-door negotiations to determine the American military mission in Afghanistan after 2014 have stalled over U.S. demands to conduct lethal counter-terrorism operations and Afghan insistence that Washington guarantee support in the event of cross-border attacks.
(BPT) - For many college-bound students, savings, family contributions, scholarships, grants and a part-time job won’t be enough to pay for college. For these students, borrowing may be the only way to make up the difference between available funds and college expenses.
Lone Star Legal Aid will conduct client interviews in Coryell County on Wednesday and then every third Wednesday of each month from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coryell County Annex, 205 S. Seventh St., Gatesville, and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Justice of the Peace Courtroom, Coryell County Annex, 201 S. Second St., Copperas Cove. This is a free service for representation of low-income residents of Coryell County in civil legal matters such as landlord and tenant, Social Security, powers of attorney, wills, probate, consumer issues, bankruptcy and Medicaid issues.
In 1978, Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. Presidents since Jimmy Carter have issued proclamations urging citizens to, in the words of President Barack Obama, “honor those who have helped shape the character of our nation, and thank these role models for their immeasurable acts of love, care and understanding.”
Retired Col. S. Joe Blanco wants to make sure his estates are in order.
Upon hearing the guilty verdict in the trial of Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan on Friday, reactions ranged from the silent tears of victims’ family members to the relief of a community ready to move forward.
Veterans who need legal advice can visit a free legal clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at Texas A&M University—Central Texas, Founders Hall, 1001 Leadership Place, Killeen.
The public is invited to attend the fifth annual Senior Market Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Lions Club Park Senior Center.
WASHINGTON — A military judge on Tuesday acquitted Army Pfc. Bradley Manning of the most serious charge against him but found the former intelligence analyst and self-styled whistleblower guilty of various crimes involving purloined documents turned over to the WikiLeaks website.
Belton Senior Activity Center’s annual Christmas party is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.