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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 49-year-old man has admitted driving to Mississippi from Houston to pick up designer drugs shipped from China. Phung Nguyen pleaded guilty Tuesday in Gulfport, Miss., to interstate travel in aid of drug racketeering enterprises. He will be sentenced Nov...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas woman who allegedly was distracted by Facebook has been charged after a 3-year-old girl she was supposed to watch drowned in a pool. Dallas County jail records show 37-year-old Kariasa Thomas was being held Wednesday on a charge of reckless injury to a...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The standby attorney for the Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting had told a military judge that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan appears intent on receiving a death sentence. Lt. Col. Kris Poppe said Wednesday at Hasan's trail that he is...
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a Dallas-area city will consider whether to appeal a ruling that struck down an ordinance banning immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission from renting apartments. The Farmers Branch City Council meets Tuesday night. The 5th U.S...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Two workers have fallen to their deaths in West Texas when a cable suspending them from a helicopter hit a power line they were inspecting. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the helicopter was able to land safely. The Martin County Sheriff's...
HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - A U.S. House delegation touring the U.S.-Mexico border this week is starting its study in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, is leading the delegation that begins its border tour in Mission Tuesday...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the fatal beating of her daughter when the toddler fussed at going to sleep. Jurors in El Paso on Monday sentenced 23-year-old Lorraine Lizzette Merjil of El Paso. The jury on Friday convicted...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the weeklong trial of a former South Texas deputy sheriff charged in a drug conspiracy. The closings are scheduled for Tuesday in the trial of former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy Jorge Garza. Garza's...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to 18 months in state jail for beating and neglecting his wife's 4-year-old Labrador retriever. Witnesses told San Antonio police that 32-year-old Joe Anthony Rabago of San Antonio told them he could do whatever he wanted...