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Convicted killer Bartholomew Granger's contriteness has been short lived. For the second straight day, the Houston man convicted of a slaying during a shooting spree last year outside the courthouse in downtown Beaumont has disrupted his punishment trial. Granger apologized as...
Steven Spielberg has his sights set on his next project, a movie about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. A spokeswoman for DreamWorks Studios says the filmmaker will direct Bradley Cooper in an adaptation of the best-selling book "American Sniper." "Spread" screenwriter Jason...
A suspect in a North Texas double slaying has been caught in Oklahoma and charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her 8-year-old son. Bedford police on Thursday announced Cedric Allen Ricks faces two murder counts plus an attempted murder charge in the wounding of the woman's...
A Texas company has been ordered to pay 32 mentally disabled workers $240 million in damages for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse. The federal jury in Davenport, Iowa, ruled Wednesday that Henry's Turkey Service, of Goldthwaite, Tex., violated...
Hospitals would have to provide enhanced treatment for victims of sexual assault under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature. In a 31-0 vote on Wednesday, the Texas Senate approved SB 1191 by Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth. The bill would require nearly every...
Public universities in Texas would have to offer students fixed four-year tuition prices under a bill that has cleared a key House vote. Gov. Rick Perry has hammered public universities about making college more affordable. A proposal by Republican state Rep. Dan Branch would...
Texas' assistant state fire marshal says investigators hope to complete their onsite probe into a deadly plant explosion by May 10. Kelly Kistner said Wednesday at a legislative hearing into the blast last month that killed 14 people that investigators believe they will wrap up...
The 18th military trial in the U.S. Air Force's worst sex scandal is underway at a San Antonio base. Staff Sgt. Emily J. Allen faces up to a year in jail if convicted of charges that include having sex with a male trainee. So far, 17 instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-...
The start of the trial penalty phase for a Houston man found guilty of fatally shooting a 79-year-old bystander outside a Southeast Texas courthouse last March has been delayed by angry outbursts from the convicted killer. Bartholomew Granger erupted in a Galveston courtroom...