Men’s and women’s tennis dominate Miami Spring Invite against top-ranked opponents
Miami’s men’s and women’s tennis teams opened 2022 with strong outings against ISTA-ranked competition in the Miami Spring Invite at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The veteran duo completed the Hurricanes’ doubles sweep in a 6-2 result. In singles action, Vasser earned victories over Britton Johnston of Georgia, 6-3, 6-3, and bounced back to win the final two sets of a three-set battle against Lleyton Cronje of UCF. Similar to the men’s team, the women’s team began 2022 on a high note at their home court. They both stayed true to their tennis and played complete matches; it showed in their results.” Yaroshuk-Tews said.themiamihurricane.com
Supreme Court denies abortion providers’ request to return Texas case to judge who blocked state’s six-week ban
The court’s liberal justices issued fiery dissents saying it had become complicit in establishing an “unconstitutional chill on abortion care,” and calling the handling of the case “a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies.”washingtonpost.com
Saturday night, an FBI hostage rescue team breached a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. They safely recovered the three remaining captives after a nearly 11-hour hostage situation
Growing the Voices of Our FutureThe Westside Gazette Newspaper is honored to feature these editorial contributions made by local students. Submitted by Layla DavidsonOn Saturday night, an FBI hostage rescue team breached a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. They safely recovered the three remaining captives after a nearly 11-hour hostage situation. Four people, including a rabbi, were initially taken hostage. One of the hostages were released unarmed around 5 p.m. Two law enforcement officers told CNN that investigators believe the hostage taker may have been motivated to release Aafia Siddiqui.thewestsidegazette.com
A winter storm will hit Texas — bringing back memories of last year’s power grid failure
While this week's weather is not expected to be as extreme as the storm that cut power to millions and led to hundreds of deaths, experts still have their eyes on "the weak link" of the state's energy system.washingtonpost.com
FBI confirm search near Texas home of US Rep. Henry Cuellar
FBI agents searched near the Texas home of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar on Wednesday as they conducted what an agency spokeswoman called “court-authorized law enforcement activity.” “The FBI was present in the vicinity of Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity,” spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes said. “The FBI cannot provide further comment on an ongoing investigation.”news.yahoo.com
The dream of the mid-2000s will be alive at ‘When We Were Young’ festival in Las Vegas
Grab your eyeliner and flat irons, because a music festival featuring the titans of mid-aught emo music are playing for one day only at the appropriately titled When We Were Young music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 22.
White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags
A White House spokeswoman says an armed British man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended in his death entered the United States without raising any red flags during multiple checks against law enforcement databases.
Security expert says synagogue standoff in Texas is a reminder to be proactive
After a rabbi credited his security training for getting himself and two of his congregants out of a hostage situation safely on Saturday in Texas, some members of synagogues in South Florida were aware of security concerns in their communities.
Support flows to 'changed' Texas synagogue after standoff
The tight-knit congregation at a Texas synagogue where four people were held hostage by an armed captor during a 10-hour standoff over the weekend traces its roots back to a gathering organized over 20 years ago by a handful of families who were new to the area.
Excuse the typo: Cowboys botch Vander Esch's name on jersey
The Dallas Cowboys are off on the wrong foot before their playoff opener against the San Francisco 49ers. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch's name was misspelled on the back of his No. 55 jersey during pregame warmups. Vander Esch was still wearing the botched jersey in the game.news.yahoo.com
Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead
A man held people hostage for more than 10 hours at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.
Still looking for a ‘Black mecca,’ the new Great Migration
The percentage of Black Americans who live in the South has been increasing since 1990, with the region's large urban areas seeing the biggest gains, according to census data. Meanwhile, the Black population shrank in a number of Northern and Western cities.washingtonpost.com
Leader of far-right extremist group Oath Keepers arrested for January 6 riot conspiracy
Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, told The Washington Post via Getty Images, February 28, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas, that the government is trying to inflate the rogue actions of a few members into an alleged conspiracy committed by the organization on Jan. 6, 2021. Federal authorities on Thursday charged Stewart Rhodes, the leader and founder of the extremist far-right Oath Keepers militia, and 10 other people with seditious conspiracy for their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Rhodes was arrested early Thursday afternoon. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Investigation of journalists by Customs unit is under review
An internal review has been launched into the actions of a special Customs and Border Protection unit that used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including an Associated Press reporter.