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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A federal agency has announced plans for a panel investigation aimed at finding out what caused last week's gas well blowout off the Louisiana coast. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said it will work closely with the Coast Guard to...
DALLAS (AP) - A poster from the 1931 film "Frankenstein" that was stashed in the closet of an Illinois home for more than 30 years has sold at a Texas auction for a record amount. Keith Johnson of Ottawa, Ill., says he purchased the poster as a teenager for a few dollars in 1968...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled in a McAllen federal court in the trial of a former South Texas sheriff's deputy charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs. Former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy Jorge Garza is one of nine former law enforcement officers...
CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) - A former county district judge in Oklahoma faces 26 felony counts accusing him of participating in a cattle theft ring. A statement Monday from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association says 48-year-old Craig Key of Chandler, Okla., is accused...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man who became an unwitting drug mule for Mexican drug traffickers is suing Ford Motor Co., alleging the auto maker freely gave away the car key codes that allowed the traffickers to plant marijuana in his trunk. An FBI affidavit from 2011 says...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say the 19-year-old driver of a car that plunged into a bayou killing one passenger and injuring another was drunk. Police charged George Marion with intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault after the crash early Sunday. He was not injured...
HOUSTON (AP) - The family of a Houston woman injured in a catastrophic train derailment in Spain says she has died. Myrta Fariza died early Sunday in a hospital in Santiago de Compostela, the family said in a written statement. She was 59. Fariza and her husband, Robert Fariza,...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities say they have identified the body of a man pulled from the Guadalupe River as a 20-year-old from Austin who had been spending the day with friends. The Comal County Sheriff's Office says Sean Ryan Hadley had been floating down the Central Texas...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say four men standing in a restaurant parking lot have been shot by an unknown assailant who then fled. Sgt. Warren Mitchell says three men suffered leg wounds in the gunfire early Sunday. The fourth victim was shot in the posterior. Police say the...