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Federal prosecutors say a Texas woman has pleaded guilty to bribery for fraudulently billing the U.S. Army for trucking services in Afghanistan. Twenty-nine-year-old Diyana Montes of Houston entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington. According to court...
The head of an embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting fund in Texas says the state has learned from a controversy that has shaken one of the nation's biggest troughs of research dollars. Executive Director Bill Gimson on Wednesday opened the annual meeting of the Cancer Prevention...
A demographics expert has testified about the Texas booming Hispanic population at a trial about how the state funds public education. Former director of the U.S. Census Bureau Steve Murdock testified Tuesday that the trend will continue through 2050. Murdock also said...
A fourth Texas high-tech startup that received taxpayer money through Gov. Rick Perry's signature economic development fund has filed for bankruptcy. Bioenergy producer Terrabon Inc.'s bankruptcy filing in a Houston federal court last month raises the possibility that the state'...
A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana can't cut off funding for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday upheld the core portion of a lower court order that said Indiana cannot...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans turned out in high numbers across the state on the first day of early voting, setting records in some places. The Texas secretary of state's office reported Tuesday that more than 378,000 people cast early ballots in the state's 15 most populous...
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors and defense attorneys are preparing for the first trial stemming from a fire at a Houston home day care center that killed four children and injured three others. Jury selection in the felony murder trial of Jessica Tata is set for Tuesday in Houston...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot bluegill sunfish. The Office of Naval...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Having won seven Tour de France titles is no longer part of Lance Armstrong's Twitter profile. As late as Monday night, Armstrong's bio on the social media site included a mention of his seven Tour wins from 1999-2005, but reference to the race was...