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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 07-26-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The White House is condemning the leak of 90,000 military documents relating to the war in Afghanistan. We'll tell you why the Obama administration says the unauthorized release of the information "put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk".

BP may soon have a new CEO. We'll tell you who's expected to take over when Tony Hayward steps aside.

East Texas native Dez Bryant is making a big splash at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys. We'll have a report from Good Morning East Texas' Ryan Peterson, who got the chance to talk one-on-one with the Cowboys newest receiver.

Plus…he fought from Okinawa to China during World War II. We'll hear from Charles Aber in today's "Freedom Fighters".

WEATHER TODAY

Well all that remains from Bonnie this morning is a weakness in the mid levels of the atmosphere over Louisiana.  This weakness however will move across East Texas giving us a chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon.  It will be hot again today but not quite as hot as yesterday.  Highs today will reach the middle 90s.   I'll take a look at the rest of your work week on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Patriot guard celebrates fifth year

It started with a handful of riders trying to honor veterans returning home.

Cowboys Camp Coverage: Day 2, Dez says no to rookie hazing

Receiver Dez Bryant has done everything right on the field during the first two days of Dallas Cowboys training camp, but he refuses to participate in an NFL rite of passage.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) - An online whistle-blower Wikileaks.com has posted leaked Afghan war documents including unreported incidents of civilian killings and covert operations against Taliban figures. The White House condemned the disclosure, saying it risked American and allied lives. It's one of the largest unauthorized disclosures in military history.

UNDATED (AP) - At least one person died and another is missing after severe storms raked an area from Washington to New York City. The storms left hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. A woman in Maryland died when a tree fell on her vehicle and officials say a sailor is missing on Long Island Sound after falling overboard.

BAGHDAD (AP) - At least six people died in a suicide bombing in Baghdad that targeted a popular Arabic language satellite news channel. Police say the suicide bomber driving a minibus blew himself up in front of the office of Al-Arabiya television, viewed by militants in Iraq as too pro-Western.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A suicide bomber has blown himself up near the home of a provincial government minister and outspoken critic of the Taliban, killing five people in northwest Pakistan. The target may have been the provincial information minister whose son was killed by gunmen on Saturday.

ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (AP) - The commanding officer of the USS George Washington says he's concerned about every submarine he doesn't know about. The nuclear-powered supercarrier is leading an armada of U.S. and South Korean warships and helicopters practicing anti-submarine maneuvers off the Korean peninsula. The exercises follow the March sinking of a South Korean sub by a North Korean torpedo.

NEW YORK (AP) - A new report urges federal authorities to do better in dealing with thousands of mentally disabled immigrants entangled in deportation proceedings each year with little legal help. The report was issued by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union.

DALLAS (AP) - Aides for Governor Rick Perry are defending him in light of a Dallas Morning News report that raises questions about his real estate dealings. An independent real estate appraisal commissioned by the newspaper shows personal favors and other factors may have combined to enrich the Republican governor by almost $500,000. His aides insist the deals were legal and routine.

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities say police have raided a lot full of truck-pulled tankers in Reynosa, just across the border from McAllen, Texas. Two trucks were loaded with oil of a type sometimes stolen from the pipelines of the state-owned Pemex.

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