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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Attorneys representing schools in Texas' massive school finance trial in Austin say state attorneys who asked the presiding judge to recuse himself from the case haven't proved he showed bias. The plaintiffs' attorneys responded Thursday to the state's...
WHITNEY, Texas (AP) - The owner of a vacant luxury house is scheduled to set fire to it after the 75-foot cliff on which the house sits began to crumble beneath it. The 4,000-square-foot house sits on a cliff overlooking Lake Whitney on the Brazos River about 60 miles south of...
Child-welfare officials say a Houston mother kept her 9-year-old daughter's body in a refrigerator for six months after her death. A Child Protective Services worker testified Wednesday that the woman acknowledged putting the body in a fridge drawer after finding the girl dead...
Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday in Maine. A family spokesman says a private dinner Thursday evening features a guest list of more than 200 friends and relatives. Bush has spent every summer in Kennebunkport except during World War II, when he...
A coalition of advocacy groups says it has documented more than 100 allegations of mistreatment of unaccompanied immigrant children arrested by U.S. border authorities. The groups filed an administrative complaint Wednesday with the Department of Homeland Security that says more...
The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination won't relax its position on same-sex marriage and transgender identity, even as courts across the country strike down gay marriage bans and the group tries to bolster membership. On Tuesday at their...
Top Republican officials are visiting Dallas as they consider sites for the party's 2016 convention. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) will speak to reporters about Dallas' convention bid. Also expected to appear are former Republican U.S...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has renounced his birth country's citizenship, making good on his promise to do so from last summer. Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said the tea party favorite formally gave up his citizenship May 14 - and officially received...
HOUSTON (AP) - The City of Houston has reached a tentative deal with its firefighters' union on a 30-month labor agreement that includes a 4 percent pay raise in January but limits how vacations can be used. The agreement, which still awaits approval by rank-and-file...