At least 10 people have died after a prison bus left Interstate 20 and crashed into a train just outside Odessa, Texas.
Eight inmates and two correctional officers were killed, Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in a press release.
From Talking Points Memo:
“During a meeting with state legislators last month, the incoming governor [Greg Abbott] said he would seek out more information about the Medicaid expansion plan that conservative Utah has been negotiating with the federal government.”
(Pictured: Black Panther co-founder and club namesake Huey P. Newton)
From The Wall Street Journal:
“The U.S. charged two Americans with attempting to overthrow Gambia’s government in a failed coup last week, including a Texas property developer who allegedly planned to install himself as the country’s leader.
Cherno Njie, the Austin, Texas-based developer, led and financed the effort to oust Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, an agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in an affidavit.
… In 2007, Mr. Jammeh claimed to have concocted a cure for AIDS using a banana-based paste. The year after that, in comments carried by the British Broadcasting Corp., he threatened to “cut off the head” of every gay man and woman in his country. The following year, Amnesty International accused his government of kidnapping as many as 1,000 Gambians on charges of witchcraft, and forcing them to drink hallucinatory potions.”