A strand of Christmas lights is to blame for a fire that evacuated Chitwood Residence Hall, Friday afternoon.
Officials with the Texas Tech Fire Marshall's office say a strand of Double-T Christmas lights shorted out and caught fire. Sprinklers quickly put out the fire, but caused $8,000 dollars worth of fire and water damage. Most of the damage, however, was contained to the one dorm room.
In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.
Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.
The earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date.
Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed.
Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said.