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MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Vatican's culture minister says Mexico's folk Death Saint is a blasphemous symbol that shouldn't be part of any religion. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi says worshipping such an icon is a degeneration of religion. The Santa Muerte is a skeletal figure of a...
BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) - A Houston man who was a gymnastics coach in Colorado is facing charges including sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. Prosecutors said Wednesday that Robert Edward Barke is due to be arraigned June 20 in Broomfield County,...
On the brink of summer, defending Christmas is on the wish list of the Texas Legislature. The House on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill that aims to remove legal risks of saying "Merry Christmas" in Texas public schools . Traditional holiday symbols, such as a menorah or...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow drug dealer while robbing him outside of a Waco convenience store 10 years ago has been executed. Carroll Joe Parr received a lethal injection Tuesday evening. Appeals to block the punishment were...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast. The Department of State Health Services issued the advisory Tuesday. Experts say too much mercury can...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Environmental groups are upset that that Texas House is proposing an end to keeping histories of a company's compliance with state and federal laws. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on Baytown Rep. Wayne Smith's bill on Wednesday. The measure would change how...
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - A memorial service will be held this month at a West Texas post for five soldiers killed in a bombing in Afghanistan. Officials at Fort Bliss say a service has been scheduled May 22 at the post chapel. The five Fort Bliss soldiers died May 4 in Maiwand,...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Almost a month into their review of the deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant, investigators hope to diagram how the plant looked before the explosion. Then, they'll take that aerial picture and compare it to the 93-foot-wide crater that's there now. They'...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comment likening a Republican lawmaker to a schoolyard bully is drawing a rebuttal from his target - and a suggestion from another senator that he apologize. Reid made the remark about Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday after the Texan...