AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reached a plea deal to charges of abusing his 4-year-old son that would see him avoid any jail time, media reports said on Tuesday.
Peterson is scheduled to appear in a Texas court on Tuesday to face a child abuse charge for striking his son with a thin tree branch as a form of punishment, leaving the child bruised.
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 1 (Reuters) – On a prime patch of
riverfront real estate in the Texas capital, the economics of
the Americas are being played out at a classic car auction held
to coincide with the global sports spectacle of Formula 1 racing
making its annual stop in Austin.
Classic cars from around the world will be headed to the
auction block on Saturday, with a large contingent of the buyers
likely to be Latin Americans in Austin for the F1 United States
Grand Prix, one of the best-attended races on the F1 circuit.
(Reuters) – The American detained by North Korea knew he risked jail by leaving a Bible behind at a club and was not abused during his nearly half year detention in the state often criticized for suppressing religious freedom, he told NBC News on Friday.
Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was released last week by North Korea and then returned to his home near Dayton. He had been one of three Americans held by mercurial state, which typically uses the release of foreign captives to build domestic political support for its leaders.
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Texas executed a convicted
murderer on Tuesday and Missouri plans to put a man to death
early Wednesday for killing a mother and children at a time when
the number of executions in the United States is on pace to be
the lowest in two decades.
Miguel Paredes died by lethal injection at the Texas death
chamber in Huntsville. He was convicted with two co-defendants
of killing three people in 2000. The co-defendants received life
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Two U.S. inmates convicted
of murder as teenagers are scheduled to be put to death on
Tuesday and early Wednesday at a time when the number of
executions in the United States is on pace to be the lowest in
Texas plans to execute Miguel Paredes, 32, who was convicted
with two co-defendants of killing three people in 2000.
(Reuters) – American Jeffrey Fowle returned to his home in southern Ohio on Wednesday after a tearful reunion with this family at a U.S. Air Force base in the state, and his lawyer said he was in good health after a nearly half-year detention in North Korea.
Fowle, 56, had been one of three Americans held by mercurial and secretive North Korea, which typically has tried to use the release of foreign captives as a way to build domestic political support for its leaders.
(Reuters) – American Jeffrey Fowle returned to his home in southern Ohio on Wednesday, with his lawyer saying he was in good health after a nearly half-year detention in reclusive North Korea.
Fowle, 56, had been one of three Americans held by Pyongyang, which typically has tried to use the release of foreign captives as a way to build domestic political support for its leaders.
DALLAS, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The nurse who contracted Ebola
while caring for a dying Liberian in a Dallas hospital said on
Tuesday she is doing well, while U.S. officials redouble efforts
to stop the deadly virus spreading.
Nina Pham, a 26-year-old Vietnamese-American, became the
first person infected by Ebola in the United States while caring
for the Liberian for much of his 11 days in Texas Health
Presbyterian Hospital. He died on Wednesday.
10 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve should
rethink its forward guidance, potentially ditching its promise
to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” after
it ends its bond-buying stimulus, a top Federal Reserve official
said on Friday
“I feel it is time to reconsider ‘considerable time,’”
Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told reporters after a
speech here. “I am not sure if it provides real guidance.”
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 9 (Reuters) – The Dallas hospital that
treated the Ebola patient who died this week tried to fend off
accusations on Thursday that it initially turned him away
because he was a poor African immigrant without insurance.
“Our care team provided Mr. Duncan with the same high level
of attention and care that would be given any patient,
regardless of nationality or ability to pay for care,” Texas
Health Presbyterian Hospital said in a statement.