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Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

WASHINGTON - The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire, the agency announced Tuesday.

APD investigating 2 overnight crimes

APD investigating 2 overnight crimes Video included

Amarillo, TX - Amarillo police are investigating two separate crimes happening overnight that they say could be linked to the same suspect.

History books spark latest Texas classroom battle

AUSTIN, Texas - As Texas mulls new history textbooks for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers. Conservative activists, meanwhile, are complaining about what they see as liberal biases in the same books.

Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

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Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to world security, President Barack Obama on Tuesday broadly expanded the U.S. response by ordering thousands of troops to the region along with an aggressive effort to...

Reward for arrest of the person who vandalized "El Giro" Video included

Amarillo, TX - A $15,000 reward is being offered to anyone who has information leading to the arrest of the person who vandalized a local restaurant.

TxDOT proposes projects to relieve congestion on Soncy and I-40 Video included

Amarillo, TX - Stop and go driving down Soncy and parts of I-40 may give you a traffic headache, but that could soon change.

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

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The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in...

  • More changes coming to Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare Shelter

    More changes coming to Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare Shelter

    Amarillo, TX - At an Animal Management and Welfare board meeting Monday morning, the group discussed a recent assessment that tells them what they can do to continue making their facility better.
    Amarillo, TX - At an Animal Management and Welfare board meeting Monday morning, the group discussed a recent assessment that tells them what they can do to continue making their facility better.
  • Money management programs emphasized in schools

    Money management programs emphasized in schools

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:19:28 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Area elementary schools banking programs have influenced other schools in the nation to teach their students the importance of having a savings account.
    Amarillo, TX - Area elementary schools banking programs have influenced other schools in the nation to teach their students the importance of having a savings account.
  • Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

    Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday.
    WASHINGTON - Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday.
  • Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

    Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:32:46 GMT
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police, regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp, and picked just the right...
    Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday as they tracked a survivalist with two high-powered rifles and a grudge against police, identified as the gunman who...
  • CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

    CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:15:17 GMT
    CBS and Rihanna are splitting up after more fallout from the Ray Rice incident.
    CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.
  • Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

    Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:42:54 GMT
    A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.
    A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:01:32 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Kids prescribed antibiotics twice as often as needed

    Kids prescribed antibiotics twice as often as needed

    Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.
    Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.
  • Robin Thicke's lies exposed in deposition

    Robin Thicke's lies exposed in deposition

    If you've been living under a rock, don't own a radio or a television, or have somehow been lucky enough to remain blissfully ignorant of the recent shenanigans of singer Robin Thicke, you've been missing out on some truly bizarre behavior.

    If you've been living under a rock, don't own a radio or a television, or have somehow been lucky enough to remain blissfully ignorant of the recent shenanigans of singer Robin Thicke, you've been missing out on some truly bizarre behavior.

  • Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:41:29 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.
    Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire...
  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:31:23 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
    The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have...
  • Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers

    Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:32 GMT
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A funeral will be held Thursday for a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in an ambush outside his barracks.
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through...
  • Traffic was temporarily backed up on Canyon E-way after morning car accident

    Traffic was temporarily backed up on Canyon E-way after morning car accident

    Amarillo, TX - Traffic was backed up on the Canyon E-way this morning after a car accident denied access to I-40.
    Amarillo, TX - Traffic was backed up on the Canyon E-way this morning after a car accident denied access to I-40.
  • Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

    Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

    WASHINGTON  - After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution.
    WASHINGTON  - After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

    Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

    Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

    NEW YORK - Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.
    NEW YORK - Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.
  • Free Amarillo Health Clinic

    Free Amarillo Health Clinic

    Amarillo, TX - A free health clinic in Amarillo is being offered to those without health insurance and need medical care.
    Amarillo, TX - A free health clinic in Amarillo is being offered to those without health insurance and need medical care.
  • Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:10:57 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom...
  • Oklahoma drivers get billed old toll fees

    Oklahoma drivers get billed old toll fees

    Oklahoma drivers get billed old toll fees

    Oklahoma City, OK - Some Oklahoma drivers are getting toll bills for driving on Texas turnpikes without paying tolls and in some case, from years ago.
    Oklahoma City, OK - Some Oklahoma drivers are getting toll bills for driving on Texas turnpikes without paying tolls and in some case, from years ago.
  • Condition update on Texas fan

    Condition update on Texas fan

    Condition update on Texas fan

    Dallas, TX - After falling more than 12 feet from the stands into a field-level suite during the Texas-UCLA game Saturday, authorities say that college football fan remains in critical condition.
    Dallas, TX - After falling more than 12 feet from the stands into a field-level suite during the Texas-UCLA game Saturday, authorities say that college football fan remains in critical condition.
  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:14:44 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...
  • 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:01:59 GMT
    Microsoft will acquire the maker of the popular game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
    Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
  • Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

    Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:35:12 GMT
    The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006.
    The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.
  • Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

    Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:43:07 GMT
    Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River.
    Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River.
  • Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:33:42 GMT
    A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.
    The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and...
  • Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

    Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:02:17 GMT
    Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part...
    Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea...
  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:32 GMT
    This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast counterterror strategy.
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President...
  • New Mexico county struggling with stinky building

    New Mexico county struggling with stinky building

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:41:01 GMT
    A county government building in southern New Mexico stinks.
    A county government building in southern New Mexico stinks.
  • Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

    Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:32:15 GMT
    The convicted killer of three students who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday.
    The school shooter who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday as newly released records added to the picture of an inmate frequently in trouble...
  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:23 GMT
    Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes.
    The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their...
  • Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

    Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:20:36 GMT
    Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans.
    Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans.
  • Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

    Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:30:23 GMT
    Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could...
    Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster...
  • Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

    Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:30:50 GMT
    Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.
    Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.
  • Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:30:32 GMT
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
  • Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

    Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 05:49:16 GMT
    Pentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other.
    Two Navy fighter jets based in California crashed Friday in the far western Pacific Ocean, with one pilot safely ejecting but the other missing in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island.
  • Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:09:35 GMT
    Authorities say they have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students who escaped from a prison.
    Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier.
  • Body donation programs in 3 states scrutinized

    Body donation programs in 3 states scrutinized

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:29:25 GMT
    The FBI is investigating programs in at least three states that collect human bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes.
    Authorities are investigating programs in at least three states that collect bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes.
  • American gets blood from fellow Ebola survivor

    American gets blood from fellow Ebola survivor

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:38:29 GMT
    The Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker infected with Ebola say he has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.
    An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.