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Teen and Stepfather Die on Hike in Near-Record Texas Heat

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www.nytimes.com – – 2023-06-26 16:19:07

SUMMARY: Parts of Texas are experiencing a heatwave with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The extreme heat is causing problems for businesses and residents, with people struggling to cope with the high temperatures. In Dallas, calls to a mowing business have increased as people are “throwing in the towel” and seeking help. The National Weather Service expects temperatures to reach 107 degrees by Wednesday. While some residents are accustomed to the scorching heat, others find it unbearable. The early-summer heatwave has arrived earlier than usual, causing concern for the weeks ahead.

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Will Power wins IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway that ended with a 4-car crash

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www.kxan.com – The Associated Press – 2024-07-14 18:13:45

SUMMARY: Will Power secured his first IndyCar Series win at Iowa Speedway on Sunday, ending with a dramatic last-lap crash. Power crossed the finish line before Sting Ray Robb’s car flipped after colliding with Alexander Rossi’s car, which then hit Kyle Kirkwood and Ed Carpenter’s cars. Despite the crash, Robb was in good condition. Power held off Alex Palou by 0.3915 seconds, with Scott McLaughlin finishing third. This victory marked Power’s 43rd career win and ninth for Team Penske at Iowa Speedway. Palou criticized the race as “boring,” highlighting the issues caused by partial track repaving. Palou leads the series with 379 points.

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Former Houston Texans receiver, Baltimore Ravens star, Jacoby Jones, dies at 40, ESPN says

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-07-14 18:09:12

SUMMARY: Jacoby Jones, a former NFL wide receiver, has passed away at the age of 40. Drafted 73rd overall in 2007, he played his first five seasons with the Houston Texans before moving to the Baltimore Ravens in 2012, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl. Jones is remembered for his iconic 70-yard touchdown against the Broncos and a 108-yard Super Bowl touchdown against the 49ers. Tributes poured in from the NFL community, including former teammate JJ Watt and Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh. Recently, Jones was coaching at Alabama State and was set to coach the Beaumont Renegades in 2025.

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13 Investigates delves into how FBI is ‘constantly intercepting threats’ against candidates and politicians in Houston

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abc13.com – Kevin Ozebek – 2024-07-14 17:51:43

SUMMARY: The FBI has warned of rising threats against elected officials, with the Houston Field Office stating the agency is “constantly intercepting threats.” Recent cases include Isaac Ambe Nformangum convicted for threatening Senator Ted Cruz, and Brian Michael Gaherty sentenced for threatening Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Additionally, Tiffani Shea Gish was sentenced for threatening to assassinate Judge Aileen Cannon. On Sunday, the FBI noted an increase in threats targeting officials, institutions, and public places. The content provides updates and contact information for 13 Investigates.

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