AgriLife to offer wool and mohair workshops in January at San Angelo

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu                 SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct two separate educational programs aimed at both the novice…

2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals with one of…

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom…

China's deep ties to Zimbabwe could grow after Mugabe era

HONG KONG (AP) — Under Robert Mugabe’s decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation’s biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies. Source: Business – The…

Rates on short-term Treasury bills rose at weekly auction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday’s auction to their highest levels since the fall of 2008. Source: Business – The Eagle

Five hour agriculture, pest management CEU event set for Nov. 30 in Edna

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu EDNA – A Five Hour CEU event is scheduled Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jackson County Services Building Auditorium, 411…

Latest crop improvement technology coming to Texas A&M AgriLife

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Johnson, 979-862-3287, Charlie@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Michael Thomson, 979-845-7526, m.thomson@tamu.edu Marco Molina, 979-458-1410, marco.molina@tamu.edu Mayra Molina, 979-458-1410, mayrafmolina@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife…

AgriLife Extension agent named in Wheeler County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Thomas Cunningham, 806-826-5243, Thomas.Cunningham@ag.tamu.edu WHEELER – Thomas Cunningham will transfer from Taylor County to Wheeler County  on Nov. 20 to fill the position of the…

Nebraska's Keystone XL vote may not be a clear yes or no

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It’s the last major regulatory…

Woman hurt by Takata air bag urges owners to get cars fixed

DETROIT (AP) — A woman who was seriously hurt by an exploding Takata air bag inflator in a 2013 crash is helping Honda’s effort to persuade car owners to get…

Marvell Technology buying chip maker Cavium in $6B deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Marvell Technology has bid about $6 billion for Cavium in a cash-and-stock deal that would create a chip maker to compete with Intel and other…

EU nations to decide on moving 2 key agencies out of Britain

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are making their last-moment pitches for who should get to host two key EU agencies that are due to leave Britain in 2019 because…

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether…

Japan trade surplus sinks in October as energy imports surge

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade surplus fell more than 40 percent in October from a year earlier, despite strong growth in exports to China, the U.S. and the EU, as…

Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill's health provision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of President Donald Trump’s leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5…

Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It’s the last major regulatory…

Basic recipe alterations can make for more healthful holiday meals

Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jenna Anding, 979-847-9228, j-anding@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using some basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said…

Tri-county range, livestock clinic slated for Dec. 7 in Brady

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Justin Klinksiek, 325-597-1295, justin.klinksiek@ag.tamu.edu Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787, lbrown@ag.tamu.edu BRADY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Tri-County Range and Livestock Clinic…

Insider Q&A: Health data helps doctors pick drugs

Tightly-controlled studies used to test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs don’t always tell the whole story of how well a drug works for the thousands and sometimes millions…

GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year’s elections. Source: Business –…