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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Crews have stopped a Lubbock chemical tank leak almost 24 hours after it forced about 100 families from their homes. A city statement says all of the corrosive hydrogen chloride contained in the leaking tank had been drained into another tank by sundown...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A top House Republican has pleaded with his colleagues to raise by $15 the state's annual car registration fees - despite stiff opposition from fellow conservatives and Gov. Rick Perry. Rep. Drew Darby of San Angelo's impassioned call was purely symbolic,...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert's economic developers are announcing that an information technology company will open a western regional office in Salt Lake City. SolarWinds Inc. of Austin, Texas, is taking up Utah's offer of tax incentives tied to the number of jobs it...
Police in Galveston are trying to find several weapons that were stolen from a police officer's car May 1. Investigators said weapons like an M-16 rifle, a glock handgun, several magazines and other items were taken from the swat officer's personal vehicle. The car was locked...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Just three weeks before he's to stand trial for the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, an Army psychiatrist wants his trial delayed until this fall. Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys are to ask a judge Thursday to delay the court-martial from late May...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Energy companies engaging in fracking and other oil and gas exploration would be excused from some possible litigation involving recycled waste water under a bill approved by the Texas House. The measure has been cheered by oil and gas companies, who say it...
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,...
HOUSTON (AP) - Two Houston firefighters have been hurt battling a house blaze in which a brick wall collapsed. The Houston Fire Department on Thursday said one firefighter who was injured when the wall fell is hospitalized in stable condition. The second firefighter was...