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Military to propose new perks to draw in new recruits-–Defense Secretary Ashton Carter plans to push a series of proposals, including a 401(k)-style pension plan and incentives, aimed at attracting and retaining troops with the skills needed to fight modern wars. To qualify for a pension, troops must serve 20 years.
Fiber optic line to blame for major AT&T outage–-We’re hearing about the major outage affecting AT&T wireless customers. A cut line may be to blame.AT&T customers are now able to make calls again.
An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years Sunday, insisting he’s grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn’t bitter about being fired. “The wins and losses are fleeting, but it’s the relationships that matter,” Barnes said at a 40-minute farewell news conference. “We know as a coach, this whole thing is about players. We’ve been blessed as a staff here to have so many players who have affected our lives.”
Austin High student Ezra Polter died in a wreck Saturday along MoPac. His vehicle hit the guard rail and rolled on MoPac near 35th Street — less than two miles from the teen’s home. A family friend said, “No matter what mood you were in, Ezra would bring you around and make you happy,”