Thursday, Chancellor David Smith and President David Schmidly announced record enrollments and record research dollars. This year's enrollment is more than 27-thousand students, up 2,000 from last year. Texas Tech University research dollars topped $53-million for the first time ever. In addition to those numbers, Tech announced Thursday that its Health Sciences Center is the fastest growing Health Sciences Center in the State of Texas. Tech also unveiled a new billboard that is now on display in the Austin area.
Plus, imagine winning a $10-thousand motorcycle just by buying a $5 lotto ticket. It happened for one Lubbock man. The sound of his engine revving up was music to the ears of Mirtin Munoz. Mirtin won a brand new Harley-Davidson Sportster in the Texas Lotto scratch off game. Darrel Goss of Graves Harley-Davidson presented Mirtin with the keys Thursday morning. He is one of 25 winners statewide.
Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29.
British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11.
President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal.
As North Korea continues testing its missiles, US plans a test of its defense system to shoot down an ICBM.
Amid reports that the FBI is investigating meetings Trump son-in-law had with Russians, Jared Kushner's lawyer says he is willing to cooperate with investigators.