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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 06-01-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The man accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others in a mass shooting at Fort Hood will have his first day in court today. We'll tell you what will happen during this morning's hearing for Maj. Nidal Hasan.

Crews for BP are using robot submarines to put equipment into place for their next attempt to stop the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We'll have details on when they're expected to start their next procedure.

East Texans honored the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform on Memorial Day. We'll show you a ceremony with a special tribute to veterans of World War II.

And…she found inspiration from a terrible tragedy to create a lasting contribution for her community. We'll hear from Jennifer Carson in today's "Proud of East Texas".

WEATHER TODAY

We will see partly cloudy skies and hot conditions once again today, with highs will reaching the middle 90s.  Meteorologist Michael Hetrick will have your full forecast this morning, including details on the chance we could get some showers this week.

LOCAL HEADLINES

East Texans gather to honor past, present heroes

East Texans in Longview and Kilgore gathered to honor our past and present heroes.

What you don't know, could hurt them

Memorial day is widely considered to be the unofficial start to the summer season.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council is urging an impartial investigation of Israel's deadly commando raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. At an emergency meeting and marathon negotiations, the council voted early today to condemn "acts" that led to at least nine deaths.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Al-Qaida terrorist network is confirming that its No. 3 official - Mustafa al-Yazid - has been killed. It is perhaps one of the most severe blows to the movement since the American campaign against al-Qaida began after the Sept. 11 attacks. A U.S. official said al-Yazid is thought to have died in a missile strike.

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Central America has been hit by the season's first tropical storm, as flooding and landslides killed at least 150 people and made thousands homeless. Officials say dozens of people are missing and emergency crews are struggling to reach communities cut off by washed-out roads and collapsed bridges caused by Tropical Storm Agatha.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Public acceptance of the hotly contested health care overhaul that President Barack Obama pushed through Congress appears to be increasing. This has heartened Democrats who worry about voter backlash in the mid-term elections. While polls show Americans remain sharply divided over the landmark legislation, they also show that the public is not clamoring for its repeal.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens more in the Fort Hood shooting rampage is ready to make his first appearance in a military courtroom later today. A lawyer for Maj. Nidal Hassan is expected to seek to delay his case. Neither Hassan nor any witnesses were expected to speak during the hearing, where lawyers are expected to discuss case preparations.

COCKRELL HILL, Texas (AP) - Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire in a Dallas-area apartment building that left three people dead and displaced about 130. Crews demolished the apartments in Cockrell Hill after the blaze on Saturday.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Some people worry the new conservative curriculum for Texas schools will have a strong influence on what ends up in textbooks in other states, but publishing experts say those fears are overblown. They say it's easier nowadays to create separate editions to meet different needs.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The wife of a Corpus Christi man aboard a Gaza aid ship that was seized by Israel commandos says she learned from the State Department that no Americans on the vessel had been  shot. Jean Meadors says she believes her husband, Joseph, is safe but wants to hear it from him.

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