What a great start to our Tuesday. Many areas saw lows down into the upper 40s and lower 50s, well below normal for a change. We will see slightly warmer temperatures this afternoon with mostly sunny skies. Highs will reach the lower to middle 80s, right about where we should be for this time of the year. I'll talk about another possible cool down for this weekend on Good Morning East Texas.
A local furniture store is making a bold statement
President Obama has signed a $30,000,000,000 jobs bill into law aimed at helping small businesses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say it won't be as brutal today as it was yesterday in California but it'll still be blistering hot for another day. The heat broke records across the state yesterday with triple-digit temperatures. Power was cut to thousands of customers and some people tried to cope by finding some shade or heading to the beach.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are trying to nudge corporations toward keeping jobs in the U.S. with taxes on companies that outsource while closing domestic facilities. A procedural vote is scheduled today. Senate Democrats are trying to claim the loss of jobs overseas as a campaign issue just before Congress heads home for the November elections.
BAGHDAD (AP) - A U.S. serviceman is in custody as the military investigates the shooting deaths of two soldiers and the wounding of another in Iraq. A military statement released today says Spc. Neftaly Platero is being held following the slayings last Thursday. The military says an investigation is under way.
HOUSTON (AP) - Democrat Bill White and Republican incumbent Rick Perry couldn't agree to a debate, but that's not stopping White from questioning his opponent's performance. White says he'll spend 25 days before the November election posing questions he'd have at a debate.
TYLER, Texas (AP) - The grandfather of a 2-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself at the family's bar in east Texas has been charged with a firearms violation. Charles Wayne Mclean of Flint says his grandson is home from the hospital and he expects a full recovery.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A state judge plans two days of hearings next week in Austin focusing on an arson case that led to the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. The Innocence Project petitioned for the hearing on whether investigators were wrong in ruling that arson caused the 1991 fire near Corsicana that killed Willingham's three daughters.