Millions of GMO mosquitos could be set loose in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

High beef prices here to stay for a while

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Agricultural experts say high beef prices are here to stay for a while as recent drought conditions in Texas and around the country have reduced the nation's cattle supply to its lowest numbers in more than 50 years. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports choice beef retail prices averaged about $6.

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Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With attention focused on efforts to save…

25 January 2015 [06:57 AM]
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Faithful boy needs loving forever family

This week’s Children are a Gift foster child is one of the sweetest children you’ll ever meet. Twelve-year-old Keithan also is brave.…

25 January 2015 [12:15 AM]
Take the time to look at your credit report

Credit card bills from our holiday shopping trips have started arriving in the mail. If you’re like many consumers, you’ll spend the next couple of months paying down holiday debt. BBB reminds consumers to check your credit report at least…

24 January 2015 [11:44 PM]
Our winning retirement game plan

Next month, a driver will take the checkered flag at the Daytona 500, skiers will stand atop the podium at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail, Colo., and a football team will win Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz.…

24 January 2015 [11:41 PM]
How to remember where legislation is

When I’m covering the capitol, and I want to know exactly where a piece of legislation is in the process, I sing. “I’m just a bill; yes, I’m only a bill …” You know the song, and for the record,…

24 January 2015 [11:39 PM]
Family, who lost everything in fire, gets tools to rebuild

It’s all hands on deck for the students, faculty and parents at All Saints Episcopal School to collect items for the family of Ieffie Payne, who lost everything in a fire on Jan. 6. Ms. Payne has worked in the…

24 January 2015 [11:34 PM]
BBB to honor charter members at luncheon

The Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas is celebrating its 30th anniversary and plans to recognize the 97 businesses that became charter members to help get the organization started at its annual luncheon on Wednesday. Also at the event,…

24 January 2015 [10:52 PM]
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Cuban Chocolate Crisis?

It seems Chocoholic is the consensus name for those addicted to the stuff. Several responses came in last week about the possibility…

24 January 2015 [10:44 PM]
B2B business expo slated for Thursday

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo is getting a new name and look this year. Now called the B2B (Business to Business) Expo, seminars and a luncheon have been added to the event set for Thursday. And…

24 January 2015 [10:34 PM]
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Who else is waiting on death row?

Robert Ladd is scheduled to be executed Thursday for the 1996 death of a Tyler woman, but he is not the only…

24 January 2015 [10:31 PM]
UT Health Northeast to hold diabetes classes

UT Health Northeast will host Empower Diabetes classes to help patients find effective ways to cope with the disease. A series of four free sessions begins Feb. 3, in Hudnall Auditorium on the UT Health campus, 11937 U.S. 271 in…

24 January 2015 [09:36 PM]
Emergency medicine physician leads this week's walk

Dr. Evans Smith, an emergency room physician at East Texas Medical Center and medical director at ETMC Wound Healing Center, leads this week’s Walk With a Doc event on Thursday and will discuss environmental health hazards. Walk With a Doc…

24 January 2015 [09:34 PM]
Study recommends earlier screenings for young cervical cancer survivors

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a designation made by Congress to raise cervical cancer awareness and education and encourage research into its cause, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment. This month, we especially celebrate the lives of women who have…

24 January 2015 [09:23 PM]
POW to speak at Liberty Hall on Thursday

The Texas Speaker Series at Liberty Hall in Tyler will present Dave Carey, a motivational speaker, coach, former POW and author, at 7 p.m. Thursday. As a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War, his aircraft was destroyed by a missile.…

24 January 2015 [09:07 PM]
CDC does a fine job protecting Americans from outbreaks

Regarding columnist Betsy McCaughey’s recent piece on the CDC, I would respond that like the airlines, CDC is not 100 percent perfect, but they make very, very few mistakes considering their huge responsibilities. First, Ms. McCaughey is not a scientist…

24 January 2015 [08:06 PM]
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New economic term is old economic idea

The White House has coined a new term to explain its policies — “middle class economics.” In reality, the Obama administration…

24 January 2015 [07:52 PM]