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The Search Continues as The Fire is Put Out

 

The Interior Department has begun probing the explosion and fire on a Gulf of Mexico oil production platform Friday that killed one worker, while another remains missing.



The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday evening after more than 32 hours, the agency announced.  

Sat
17
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Family of Bank Robbers

Fort Bend County deputies arrested a father, son and daughter in connection with a bank robbery and detectives say the arrest may help clear as many as six other bank robbery cases in two states.

Ronald Scott Catt, 50, his son Hayden Scott Catt, 20, and daughter Abigail “Abby” Catt, 18 were taken into custody on Nov. 9.  They are accused of robbing the 1st Community Credit Union located in the 23100 block of Cinco Ranch Blvd. on  Oct. 1.

Investigators said the father and son entered the bank with guns and wore orange traffic vests and dark sunglasses.  The son wore a fake mustache and the father wore a painter’s mask, deputies said.  The daughter drove the getaway vehicle, deputies said.

The father and son were arrested at an apartment in the 300 block of Dominion in the Katy area. Both were placed in the Fort Bend County Jail with bonds of $140,000.

Later in the day the daughter was arrested at the sheriff’s officer. Her bond is $100,000.

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17
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Black Elk Still Searching For Missing Men

 

The search for two missing workers from Friday’s fire on an oil platform continued Saturday morning, according to the CEO of Black Elk Energy, a Houston-based company that owns the facility.

John Hoffman, CEO of Black Elk Energy said Saturday morning that no progress has been made in the search, but that the U.S. Coast Guard is still looking for the two workers that have been officially declared missing.

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Negotiations Begin on The Fiscal Future

 

Finally, the negotiations over the fiscal cliff begin.

President Obama and congressional leaders are scheduled to meet for the first time Friday morning since the election and begin talks about how to resolve the year-end fiscal cliff. They have 46 days before deep federal spending cuts and dramatic tax hikes on nearly all Americans take effect, likely pushing the economy into recession.

The House Financial Services Committee chairman says the agency needs billions of dollars from Treasury to plug budget.

The sudden abundance of cheap natural gas is breathing life into a wide range of businesses.

The 10:15 a.m. meeting comes after more than a week of positioning by Obama and the leading lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Thu
15
Nov
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Are Vaccines Safe? Banned by European Nations and Canada

 

Have you ever felt bullied walking into a drugstore or supermarket by all the vaccine signage, directives and questioning by earnest clerks and pharmacists asking if you've had your flu shot yet?

While cleverly disguised as genuine concern for your health and wellbeing, these "new normal" behaviors are nothing but aggressive marketing tactics foisted upon a misinformed public by vaccine manufacturers ultimately seeking to vaccinate every person on the planet as many times as possible throughout their entire lifetime. Huge profits to be made there!

Thu
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Gaza Strip Bombed By Terrorists

 

Gaza terrorists continued to fire rockets into southern Israel on Thursday morning killing three people and injuring two others in Kiryat Malachi. More than 200 rockets have been fired from Gaza into the South in the 24 hours after the IDF launched a campaign Wednesday to root out the terror infrastructure in the coastal territory, beginning with the targeted killing of Ahmed Jabari, the chief of Hamas's military wing.

MDA paramedics treated five wounded people at the site of the Kiryat Malachi attack, in which a rocket hit a four-story building. Three people were pronounced dead on the scene and two others were suffering moderate injuries, including a baby.

A house in Ashdod and a school in Ofakim near Beersheba also sustained damage from rockets on Thursday morning. Rockets also landed in the Eshkol Regional Council area, Gan Yavne and Ashkelon.

Wed
14
Nov
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More to Do About CIA Director David Petraeus Extramarital Affair

 

The scandal unfolding around the resignation of David Petraeus as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency after an adulterous affair raises many questions that need to be answered — from the unusual role played by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in what seems to have begun as a routine investigation of harassing e-mails to whether and when Congressional intelligence committees should have been notified that the leader of the C.I.A. had come under an F.B.I. investigation.

On Tuesday, the scandal took another disquieting turn, with the announcement that the F.B.I. investigation had turned up tens of thousands of pages of “inappropriate communication” between Gen. John Allen, the Marine officer who succeeded Mr. Petraeus as the top military commander in Afghanistan 16 months ago, and Jill Kelley, the woman from Tampa, Fla., whose complaints to the F.B.I. about harassing e-mails triggered the inquiry that uncovered the Petraeus affair.

Wed
14
Nov
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Antarctic Ice Increase Mystery

 

Tue
13
Nov
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President Obama on the Resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus

 

David Petraeus has provided extraordinary service to the United States for decades. By any measure, he was one of the outstanding General officers of his generation, helping our military adapt to new challenges, and leading our men and women in uniform through a remarkable period of service in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he helped our nation put those wars on a path to a responsible end. As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, he has continued to serve with characteristic intellectual rigor, dedication, and patriotism. By any measure, through his lifetime of service David Petraeus has made our country safer and stronger.

Tue
13
Nov
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Fox Sued Over Used Of Dead Soldiers Image

 

A widow of a U.S. Army soldier killed in a blast in Afghanistan has sued Fox Cable Networks and the National Geographic Society over a documentary that showed her husband and family.

The documentary about a combat hospital called "Inside Afghan ER" featured Staff Sgt. Kevin Casey Roberts, who was serving with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle in Khost province in Afghanistan in 2008.

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