Google commits to White House job training initiative

Politics 10/03/19, 14:33

Google pledged Thursday to help train a quarter of a million people for technology jobs, adding its name to a White House initiative designed to get private companies to expand training opportunities for Americans. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the commitment during an appearance with White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump at ...

Former GOP congressman Pete Sessions eyeing 2020 comeback

U.S. 10/02/19, 02:32

Former Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas is expected to run again in 2020, but not in his old Dallas district that Democrats flipped last year. Prominent Republican megadonor Roy Bailey and two GOP operatives with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Sessions will run for the rural central ...

Second suspect arrested in 9-year-old Brandoniya Bennett’s murder case

U.S. 09/06/19, 16:40

Dallas Police arrested 19-year-old Davonte Benton on Thursday, Sept. 5, and charged him with capital murder in the tragic murder of a 9-year-old girl in Old East Dallas last month, according to The Dallas News. The first suspect arrested,19-year-old Tyrese Simmons, turned himself into police the day after the shooting.  Brandoniya Bennett ...

Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

U.S. 07/09/19, 11:22

H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was 89. The cause of death was leukemia, a family spokesman said Tuesday. Perot, whose 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the ...

10 killed when small plane crashes on takeoff in Texas

U.S. 06/30/19, 22:22

All ten people on board were killed when a small airplane struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday, veered to the left and plunged into a hangar, local authorities and witnesses said. Mary Rosenbleeth, spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said there were no survivors ...

Flight diverted to Oklahoma City due to unruly passenger

U.S. 06/19/19, 12:42

Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger.The airline says the flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and departed less than an hour later for Dallas/Fort Worth.Police body camera footage shows one apparent ...

Dallas courthouse shooter honorably discharged from Army

U.S. 06/19/19, 11:22

The FBI says a 22-year-old man who opened fire on a federal courthouse in Dallas was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.The Army says Brian Isaack Clyde served as an infantryman from August 2015 to February 2017 and achieved the rank of private first class. He never deployed to a ...

Photographer recounts facing Dallas gunman

U.S. 06/18/19, 18:46

Waiting outside a federal courthouse, photographer Tom Fox took in Dallas' 8 a.m. bustle. People dressed for work got out of cars. A homeless man danced on a street pole. But when what initially sounded like a truck backfiring clarified into gunshots, the routine assignment for a veteran journalist morphed in ...

Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

U.S. 06/17/19, 21:55

An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead Monday after he opened fire outside a busy federal courthouse in downtown Dallas, authorities said. Federal officers killed 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde of Fort Worth after he approached an entrance ...

Update: Photo shows shooter outside Dallas courthouse

U.S. 06/17/19, 14:01

The Latest on an exchange of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas (all times local):1 p.m.A photo of the man who was fatally shot after opening fire on a federal courthouse in Dallas shows him wearing a mask and tactical gear while carrying a long gun.Law enforcement officers ...

Robert E. Lee statue bidder identified as Dallas law firm

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:15

Records show a Dallas-based law firm put in the winning bid for a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that once stood in a city park.City Council documents show the top bid of $1.435 million came from Holmes Firm PC. The firm has not said what it plans to ...

Update: Tenant files negligence suit over crane collapse

U.S. 06/11/19, 21:28

The Latest on the aftermath of a severe storm that caused widespread damage to the Dallas area (all times local):9:20 p.m.A negligence suit has been filed on behalf of a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter against the operator of a crane that collapsed onto her apartment building.This photo provided by ...

Days after storm, clean up continues in Dallas

U.S. 06/11/19, 17:30

Kayla McFall didn't think much of the clouds rolling into Dallas as she relaxed in her grandparents' pool. A native Texan, she's used to storms blowing through and was still in the water when the sky darkened."It turned black and that's when we started seeing the lightning and the extreme ...

Sister: woman killed in crane collapse lived in building

U.S. 06/10/19, 15:27

The Latest on the crane that collapsed into a Dallas apartment building (all times local):3:30 p.m.The sister of a woman killed after a crane collapsed on an apartment building in Dallas says she was a resident of the building.This photo taken and provided by Michael Santana shows a construction crane ...

29-year-old woman killed in Dallas crane collapse

U.S. 06/10/19, 11:37

Authorities have identified 29-year-old Kiersten Symone Smith as the woman who was killed after a crane fell on a Dallas apartment building amid severe thunderstorms.The Dallas County Medical Examiners' office says Smith was pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday after the crane smashed into a five-story building near downtown. The ...

Crane collapses onto the building during storm in Dallas, killing 1 woman

U.S. 06/09/19, 18:14

A construction crane buffeted by high winds during a typhoon crashed on a Dallas apartment building on Sunday, killing one woman in the block and wounding at least six more individuals, two of whom were critical, a fire officer said. Crews looking for the Elan City Lights building discovered a woman's ...

Update: 1 dead, at least 6 injured in crane collapse

U.S. 06/09/19, 16:52

The Latest on the collapse of a crane in Dallas (all times local):4:45 p.m.A Dallas fire rescue official says one person has been killed and at least six injured when a construction crane fell on an apartment building during a storm with high winds.Isaiah Allen, a resident of the damaged ...

Texas woman found guilty in plot to kill ex’s new girlfriend

U.S. 06/07/19, 14:30

A woman accused of orchestrating the 2015 Dallas slaying of a woman dating her ex-boyfriend has been found guilty.A jury Friday found 36-year-old Brenda Delgado guilty of capital murder. She received an automatic sentence of life without the possibility of parole.Kendra Hatcher, a pediatric dentist, was fatally shot in her ...

Texan charged with intoxication manslaughter after 3 deaths

U.S. 06/07/19, 14:23

Police say a Dallas-area driver has been charged with being drunk and causing a fiery wreck that claimed three lives.Arlington City Jail records show 29-year-old Jose Castro of Farmers Branch was being held without bond Friday on three counts of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle. Arlington police Lt. Christopher Cook ...

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