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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood says the deadly attack was provoked by American soldiers being deployed to "engage in an illegal war." Maj. Nidal Hasan told a military judge on Wednesday that the shooting wasn't...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas County commissioners have voted 3-2 to join the federal voting rights challenge to Texas' new voter ID law, which requires voters to present photo identification to vote in person. County Judge Clay Jenkins and commissioners Theresa Daniel and John Wiley...
DALLAS (AP) - The last two suspects awaiting trial in the burning death of a 4-month-old puppy in Dallas have entered guilty pleas. Darius Ewing was accused of being the leader of the group that torched the puppy. He and Richard Valentine pleaded guilty on Tuesday to single...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A disgraced former South Texas judge who pleaded guilty to racketeering for turning his courtroom into a money-making operation is to be sentenced. Ex-state District Judge Abel Limas (LEE'-muhs) entered a guilty plea in 2011 and went on to testify in...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for using his furniture store and trucking company to smuggle drugs to Georgia and South Carolina. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Tuesday sentenced Jose Francisco Serna of Mission...
DALLAS (AP) - Five Dallas police officers have been fired and one of them was arrested in an investigation into the death of a man whose bicycle collided with a patrol car. Chief David Brown on Tuesday dismissed the officers, including Bryan Burgess. Burgess was booked on a...
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a Dallas suburb have voted to appeal a ruling that overturned a ban on renting apartments to immigrants in the country illegally. The Farmers Branch City Council voted 3-2 late Tuesday night to appeal the ruling by the full 5th U.S...
A spokesman for the Delaware Department of Justice says Beau Biden, that state's attorney general, has been hospitalized after becoming weak and disoriented after a drive for a family vacation. Agency spokesman Jason Miller said late Monday that Biden, the son of Vice President...
A state judge has appointed a San Antonio attorney to act as a special prosecutor to investigate an ethics complaint against Gov. Rick Perry. District Judge Robert Richardson announced Monday that Mike McCrum would look into a complaint filed by Texans for Public Justice against...