Taiwan suspends work, transport and classes as island braces for arrival of Typhoon Haikui

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan suspended flights, rail transport and ferry services along with classes, outdoor events, and officials urged workers to stay home as the island prepared for the arrival of Typhoon Haikui later Sunday. The storm’s approach came as Typhoon Saola continued to weaken while moving along the Chinese coast, where 900,000 people and … Read more

North Korea stages ‘tactical nuclear attack’ drill

By Cynthia Kim SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea conducted a simulated “tactical nuclear attack” drill on Saturday that included two long-range cruise missiles, state media reported on Sunday, as leader Kim Jong Un inspected shipbuilding and munitions factories. The KCNA news agency said the drill was carried out early on Saturday to “warn enemies” that the … Read more

Quinlan man charged with intoxication manslaughter for February crash

Sep. 2—A Quinlan man has been arrested and charged with causing a death through drunk driving. The arrest comes six months after an accident on Farm-to-Market Road 751. He was jailed at Hunt County Detention Center on Thursday, Aug. 31. Eric Velasquez (age 35), is charged with intoxication manslaughter for causing the death of 29-year-old … Read more

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson dies at 75

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who also served in Congress, as ambassador to the U.N. and as energy secretary in the Clinton administration, has died, according to the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, the organization he founded to promote international peace and dialogue. He was 75. Richardson died at his summer home in Chatham, … Read more