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Air Force veteran charged with disclosing classified information

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www.kxan.com – Brad Dress – 2024-06-28 20:21:35

SUMMARY: An Air Force veteran, Paul Freeman, 68, was indicted by a federal grand jury for releasing classified national defense information about aircraft and weapons to unauthorized individuals. The Department of Justice (DOJ) stated that Freeman transmitted the classified information between November 2020 and March 2021. Freeman, from Niceville, Florida, faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the nine charges. This case highlights ongoing U.S. efforts to crack down on classified information leaks. Other related cases include former President Donald Trump and Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira, indicating heightened scrutiny on handling sensitive information.

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High jump legend Charles Austin on Olympics, the record he set in 1996

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www.kxan.com – Noah Gross – 2024-07-23 22:11:00

SUMMARY: Charles Austin, an Olympic gold medalist from the 1996 Atlanta Games, reminisces about the high jump bar that changed his life, which now sits in his gym. Austin set an Olympic and American high jump record of 7 feet, 10 inches, which remains unbroken. A Texas State graduate and a late bloomer in high jumping, Austin won the 1990 NCAA outdoor high jump title and holds an enduring American record. Excited about upcoming Olympics, he recalls coaching NBA legend John Starks and expresses fulfillment in mentoring younger athletes, aiding their collegiate and competitive aspirations.

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Pasadena father charged for abandoning infant daughter in dumpster behind restaurant, records state

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-07-23 21:24:11

SUMMARY: In Pasadena, Texas, Anferne Gray is accused of abandoning his daughter in a dumpster outside a restaurant due to mental anxiety, as revealed in court. Records indicate Gray initially intended to leave the child at a fire station but left her outside a motel pool instead. The child was later abandoned in a dumpster for three to four hours. The girl is expected to survive. Gray faces charges of child abandonment, family member assault, and impeding breathing. He will appear in court again on Wednesday. Separately, another baby was found abandoned in a dumpster in southwest Houston but is in good .

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Hays County Judge explains he livestreams his court to promote transparency

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www.kxan.com – Sam Stark – 2024-07-23 19:49:00

SUMMARY: Hays County District Court Judge Tanner Neidhardt has begun livestreaming court proceedings to enhance transparency. Neidhardt believes that by livestreaming, he is making court accessibility realistic for those unable to attend, such as busy parents or students. His decision has sparked criticism, notably from Hays County District Attorney Kelly Higgins, who pointed out issues with consent and statutory protections for child victims, leading to a motion to cease the livestream. Neidhardt contends he was not hiding the cameras and asserts the practice aligns with the Texas Constitution's mandate for open courts. He has since added visible notices about the livestreaming in the courtroom.

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