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McCain deals blow to health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” Read the full story […]

Kyle Busch takes pole at New Hampshire in 2nd NASCAR playoff

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Busch’s run in NASCAR’s playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car to the beat. Busch made it 2 for 2 in playoff poles, turning a lap of 135.049 mph to take the […]

Jake LaMotta One of the toughest in the ring

AP – Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledgedes one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middleweight champion best remembered for having fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson on six occasions. Brought up in poverty, a teenage hoodlum, married six times, imprisoned for pimping, […]

Child star Selena Gomez receives transplant from celeb donor

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. The 25-year-old calls the transplant […]

Former NFL player named to head the White House HBCU Initiative

The White House on Monday named consultant and former NFL player Johnathan M. Holifield to head its initiative on black colleges and universities, a move praised by some groups representing the schools. The long-awaited decision came as the White House kicked off its summit with presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Holifield, an […]

Ferris farmer explains the issues

Getting the United States Congress to pass the 2018 farm bill, a multi-billion-dollar deal affecting agricultural subsidies, welfare payments and environmental issues, should get approval according to one local farmer. The primary agricultural and food policy of the federal government, which was last passed in 2014, funds programs through 2018. While is it is easier […]

Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds motherin- law’s lost ring

CAMROSE, Alberta (AP) — A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84, said she can’t believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around […]

Texas man in Wyoming to watch eclipse dies in ATV crash

ALTA, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man has died in an ATV crash while in Wyoming to watch the total solar eclipse. Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Stanyon called the death “one of those scary, freak accidents.” The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 30-year-old John Benson Mione died on Sunday while trying […]

Former Arkansas coach, AD Broyles dies at 92

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, died Monday at the age of 92. Broyles died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a statement from his family. “He passed peacefully in his home […]

From Goats to Dogs

Yoga has taken on many different forms in the thousands of years since its origin. But there is one trend that is catching on like wildfire and expanding that definition to include goats. Whether it is in Nevada, Oregon or in a suburban farm in Grapevine, Texas the trend is catching on and fast. This […]

Notable former umpire dies

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Former major league umpire Ken Kaiser, a colorful figure between the lines who briefly moonlighted as a professional wrestler to make ends meet while working in the minor leagues has died. He was 72. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe […]

Glen Campbell dies at 81

NASHVILLE (AP) — Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 81. Campbell’s family said the singer died Tuesday morning in Nashville and publicist Sandy Brokaw confirmed the news. No cause was immediately given. Campbell announced […]

O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be a free man as early as Oct. 1. By […]

Insect attack! U.S. West battling crop-killing swarms

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so:  Swarms of ravenous insects that can decimate crops and cause slippery, bug-slick car crashes as they march across highways and roads.  Experts say this year could be a banner one for Mormon crickets – 3-inch-long bugs named […]

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Shooting won’t stop annual charity baseball game for Congress

The game will go on. The annual Congressional Baseball Game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, will be played Thursday. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Last man on the moon, astronaut Gene Cernan dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” died on Monday in Texas following ongoing heath issues, his family said. He was 82. Cernan was surrounded by relatives when he died at a Houston hospital, family spokeswoman […]

The big top comes down: Ringling Bros. circus is closing

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. […]

Cuba’s Fidel Castro, who defied US for 50 years, dies at 90

HAVANA (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died at […]

It’s Trump!

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump awakened a movement of angry working-class voters fed up with political insiders and desperate for change. On Tuesday, that movement propelled him to the White House. Trump’s stunning, come-from-behind victory over Hillary Clinton — a far more organized and experienced rival — served as a raised middle finger to […]

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