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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is scheduled to speak at a GOP dinner to benefit the town of West. The McLennan County Republican Party is hosting the dinner Thursday night in Waco. Party officials say all proceeds will go to the relief and recovery efforts in West. In...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three Justice Department prosecutors have asked to withdraw from the case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A Justice Department spokesman said Wednesday's...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Deliberations are to resume in Brownsville in the case of a deputy U.S. marshal accused of revealing an undercover federal agent's identity to his father, a convicted drug smuggler. The jury began deliberating the fate of Lucio Moya late Wednesday after...
DALLAS (AP) - A former Marine has been sentenced to 41/2 years in federal prison for conning charities out of thousands of dollars to feed his dream of playing on the pro golf tour. Michael Duye Campbell had admitted to lying that he had suffered battle injuries to further the...
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...