Incumbent parties prevail in governors’ races

Kentucky and Mississippi refused Tuesday to turn their governors' offices over to different parties, despite the nation's stubborn economic woes, and Ohio restored full bargaining rights to hundreds of thousands of public employees in a major victory for organized labor.

Defiant Cain says he won’t drop out of GOP race

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Under rising pressure from fellow Republicans, presidential hopeful Herman Cain sought to muddy the reputation of one accuser, forcefully denied any and all allegations of sexual impropriety and vowed Tuesday the growing controversy would not drive him from the race for the White House.

Appeals court upholds Obama health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) A conservative-leaning appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care law, as the Supreme Court prepares to consider this week whether to resolve conflicting rulings over the law's requirement that all Americans buy health care insurance.

High court troubled by warrantless GPS tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court invoked visions of an all-seeing Big Brother and satellites watching us from above. Then things got personal Tuesday when the justices were told police could slap GPS devices on their cars and track their movements, without asking a judge for advance approval.

Softly, Plyler win Sherman Council seats

Sherman voters Tuesday gave an overwhelming nod to the re-authorization of the city's local sales and use tax. Voters approved the Council's plan to continue to use the tax rate of one-eighth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of city streets.

Grayson County DA office releases list of indictments

The Grayson County District Attorney's Office recently released a list of people who were indicted on charges that ranged from the sexual assault of a child to drug related offenses. The indictments are formal charges and are not an indication of guilt. The following people were indicted:

Subdivision ordinance, pool studied

On Monday, the Denison City Council seemed to say that, for now at least, Waterloo Pool will remain in operation. The council heard at its meeting Monday that 57 percent of Denison's water customers had decided not to opt-out of the voluntary $5 aquatic fee.

Syria agrees to Arab plan amid violence, doubts

CAIRO (AP) Syria accepted an Arab League proposal Wednesday calling for it to withdraw armored vehicles from the streets and stop violence against protesters in a bid to end the country's seven-month-old political crisis, an agreement that was met with deep skepticism by Syria's opposition.

Oakland prepares to be Occupy movement epicenter

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland hopes to become the epicenter of Occupy Wall Street movement Wednesday as local organizers, labor unions and advocacy groups called for marches, pickets outside banks, school shutdowns and an attempt to close the nation's fifth-busiest port.