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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 07-27-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: There will soon be a new CEO at BP. We'll have details on where Tony Hayward is going...and how much he could get for leaving.

It's being called the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. military history. We'll tell you what the White House has to say about the leak of thousands of classified documents about the war in Afghanistan.

He's the center of attention in the NFL, but not for his amazing play on the field. We'll tell you what Dallas Cowboys fans are saying about Dez Bryant and his refusal to participate in some rookie hazing.

Plus, they're providing a home to some exotic creatures. We'll show you some of the reptilian residents of the East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park in Grand Saline in today's "Proud of East Texas".

WEATHER TODAY

 Plenty of Gulf moisture remains in place across East Texas today.  This will provide widespread clouds and thunderstorms to develop.  Because of this high temperatures will be held down into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.  More details on the Weather Where You Live coming up on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Vitamin waters may not be so healthy says East Texas dietician

A watchdog organization that focuses on healthy living is questioning the marketing of 'vitamin waters'.

Tips to prevent debit, credit card fraud

More and more East Texans say their debit or credit cards are being compromised, with hundreds even thousands of dollars wiped out of their accounts.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A NATO official says the search continues for a Navy member missing in Afghanistan after the body of another was recovered. Afghan officials and a Taliban spokesman had previously said that one of the sailors was killed in a firefight when they drove into a Taliban-held area in eastern Afghanistan, and the other was captured.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The leak of thousands of classified Afghan war documents is being labeled by the White House as "alarming." The administration and the Pentagon are assessing the potential damage. The leak threatens to create deeper doubts about the war at a time when polls find that a majority of Americans no longer think it's worth fighting.

LONDON (AP) - BP PLC says Tony Hayward will leave the post of CEO in October and be succeeded by American Robert Dudley. BP also reports it has taken a pretax charge of $32.2 billion for the Gulf of Mexico spill, and plans to sell assets for up to $30 billion over the next 18 months.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A key test vote in the Senate today is aimed at advancing a new campaign disclosure measure. President Barack Obama is denouncing Senate Republicans for opposing it. The measure needs the backing of at least one Republican but so far, no dice.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hospitals nationwide are taking part in a study in hopes of discovering whether the age of blood makes a difference in how transfusion recipients fare. The study comes amid growing concern that blood transfusion patients who receive older blood may not do as well as patients who receive fresher blood. Red blood cells can be stored up to 42 days.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - El Paso police say they have arrested a 23-year-old Fort Bliss soldier in a weekend stabbing. Specialist Randy Cuellar was jailed on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say the 28-year-old victim had neck and back injuries.

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors in south Texas are again seeking the death penalty for a 29-year-old Brownsville man convicted of capital murder for beheading his common-law wife's three children. It was John Allen Rubio's second trial. His original death sentence was overturned.

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's National Human Rights Commission is sending inspectors to border crossings in cities across from Texas, Arizona and California. It says they'll monitor deportations that might result if Arizona's new immigration law takes effect Thursday as planned.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's oil spill chief says the two-step process of killing BP's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to start next week with what's known as a "static kill." It involves blasting mud and cement into the top of the well.

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