"He took a bullet for my family... I'm just happy he's alive," said Nolan's owner Genola Vance.
Merryman helped to develop the calculator in the mid-1960s while he was working for American technology company Texas Instruments.
The children's father, Robert Preston, was arrested and charged with child-endangerment.
A male shopper in a Dallas, Texas Macy's store was recorded lashing out in a xenophobic rant against "Arabs and Democrats" after a store manager and employee spoke to each other in Arabic.
"There is nothing more important at UT Dallas than the safety and security of our students," the university statement said.
A porter left a 67 year old with Parkinson's disease alone in the airport after her flight was canceled, and she didn't have the communication skills to transport herself to a hotel.
Milton (West Virginia) Police Department said two raccoons captured this week had been released near the woods unharmed. It wasn't the first time animals had made headlines for public intoxication.
The Halkuff family is reeling after being forced off an American Airlines Boeing 737 after their 5-year-old son, who has autism, experienced a fright and struggled to board. The mother told Newsweek she refuses to fly again.
The fire crew rushed the victim to a nearby hospital for an emergency C-section.
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Michelle Booker-Hicks shot Rickey Wright, 36, in the head after he tried to steal her car from a gas station.
Take Back Oak Lawn group issues crime advisory alert after several attacks in recent days.
"They called me [expletive] as they punched, stomped and grabbed my throat with such force I felt my trachea beginning to snap. They cracked my ribs and injured my eyes, jaw and back."
The lobby group called for a boycott of the eatery because it claimed support for gun regulations on its receipts.
Trump doubled down on his promise to protect "the right to self-defense" via defending the Second Amendment.
The shooting took place Tuesday evening at a Home Depot in northeast Dallas.