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A Texas judge whose daughter posted a video online that showed him violently beating her when she was a teenager can no longer see his younger daughter without supervision. A state judge on Wednesday temporarily ordered that Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams could...
The race for the Republican presidential nomination is deeply unsettled with an anything-can-happen feel six weeks before Iowans start the state-by-state process of choosing a GOP challenger for President Barack Obama. Hoping to sway the many voters who are still undecided, most...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is checking into a new rule at Brownsville schools against displaying rosaries and crosses. Lisa Graybill, legal director for the ACLU of Texas, says she has filed open records requests to examine the district...
BLUFFTON, Texas (AP) _ As the drought continues, receding lakes are exposing long-hidden artifacts in Texas. A marble headstone marking an infant's grave from 1882 and concrete foundations from the old town of Bluffton have appeared in Lake Buchanan. The lake created in the...
The Republican co-chair of Congress' debt supercommittee says chances are slim that the panel can agree on a plan to reduce spending by $1.2 trillion over 10 years. Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling says "nobody wants to give up,'' but he also tells "Fox News Sunday'' that "the reality...
A Canadian businessman has purchased the Dallas Stars. The Stars said Friday that Tom Gaglardi, president of Northland Properties Corp., will be introduced Monday at a news conference as the team's new owner. The Stars signed an agreement in September to sell the team to the...
A federal grand jury has indicted a 38-year-old man described as a principal leader of Mexico's Gulf Cartel on federal drug and immigration charges. Rafael Cardenas Vela was arrested last month following a traffic stop in Port Isabel. Federal officials say Vela is accused of...
Prosecutors say an alleged Texas Mexican Mafia gang member has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on racketeering charges tied to drug trafficking on the border. U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said Friday that Valdomero Hernandez Jr. of San Antonio must also pay a $7,500...
A Texas man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for trying to buy movie theater hot dogs with counterfeit cash. Charles Cleveland Nowden was sentenced Friday, two days after being convicted of forgery. He must serve at least 15 years before he's eligible for parole. Two...