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The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are “stronger than ever.” Maura Pally...
The words on the cellphone screen called the 12-year-old girl ugly. Told her to rot in hell. Urged her to kill herself. Jennifer Smith’s anger at the online messages tormenting her daughter turned to disbelief when the attacks moved to the McKinney mother’s Instagram account...
The Round Rock Police Department is no longer releasing video of a traffic stop Tuesday that has raised questions about whether the officer used excessive force. The department said they must get permission to show the video from the Attorney General’s office since a child was...
LIBERTY HILL, Texas -- Two children are dead after a crash along U.S. 183 near Liberty Hill on Wednesday, according to Texas Department of Public Safety troopers. Troopers said a 15-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl died at the scene after the car they were riding in was rear-...
A Fort Worth grandmother turned the table on a would-be robber Monday after he put a knife to her throat. Jewell Turner was parked outside her doctor’s office when a man approached her van, asking for directions. When she rolled down the window he put a knife up to her throat...
As Texas moves closer to becoming an open carry state, a change added right before the final passage of the House bill is getting some attention. “It’s a necessary part of the open carry bill, without this you truly don’t have open carry,” said Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving. He...
A top Texas Republican hopes to push talk forward this session on legislation to allow some undocumented immigrants to get on the books and drive legally. "How can we drive to the hospitals without fear? How can we go to the grocery stores?" said Tanairi Martinez, a former...
The Round Rock Police Department is investigating after an officer was recorded slamming a woman to the ground, knocking her out cold. The dashboard camera video recorded from Officer Ben Johnson's cruiser shows the officer confronting 27-year-old Viviana Keith in the parking...
Advisers to Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick described a major bipartisan pre-K initiative as socialist and keeping children in a ‘Godless environment’ in a letter sent to lawmakers Tuesday. The letter was a rebuke over a preschool push being led by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott,...