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Much as we'd like to emulate our NASCAR heroes, breaking the speed limit often comes at a price. Ford is hoping to prevent accidents and speeding tickets by introducing cars that can see what the speed limit is and preventing heavy-footed motorists from driving any faster. Ford'...
HOUSTON (FOX 26) - It's seems like an oversight or some cruel clerical error but it's actually the law. A Houston man has battled in court for more than a decade because he is being forced to pay for a child that DNA proves isn't his. “It's been a tough battle. I've been paying...
AUSTIN -- Looters stole dozens of guns, including assault rifles, a jewelry and a coin collection worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Travis County man's home during his trip to Mexico. Investigators from the Travis County Sheriff's Office tell him the burglary looks...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A Northeast Texas man has been arrested after the parents of two 14-year-olds complained to police he had given their boys tattoos. Texarkana police say 41-year-old Christopher Earl West was arrested on two counts of putting tattoos on prohibited persons...
Bureaucrats from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and measure children in daycare as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. The agency published a notice in the Federal Register on Friday proposing data...
Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap. Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants who are...
Texas commemorates the Confederacy in many ways, from an annual celebration of Confederate Heroes Day each January to monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol in Austin. Among the memorials is one that has stood for more than a century, bearing an image of the Confederate...
City of Austin employees who smoke are now paying extra for health insurance after the city quietly instituted a new policy meant in part to encourage those workers to kick the habit. Employees who admitted using any of a range of products — cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next few weeks of more than a dozen White House hopefuls into the 2016 campaign "I am running for president and I hope to earn...