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In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting. To date, it's far from the mass defection that some...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military judge says she'll decide next week whether to delay the Fort Hood shooting suspect's trial after hearing more about his strategy to defend himself for the 2009 attack that killed 13 people. Maj. Nidal Hasan is seeking a three-month delay to...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A carjacking in a North Texas neighborhood has left an elderly woman dead and police looking for the attacker. Arlington police say the incident began around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday as 83-year-old Leona Faye Swafford pulled into her driveway. A police statement...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's police chief says the 2010 videotaped beating of a black teenage burglary suspect made him sick to his stomach and gave the department a "black eye." Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. told jurors Tuesday in Houston that fired officer Drew Ryser...
HOUSTON (AP) - Firefighters from Texas and across the nation are joining their colleagues in Houston at a memorial service for four Houston firefighters killed last week in a five-alarm motel fire. As many as 40,000 people are expected Wednesday at Houston's Reliant Stadium to...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - The Insurance Council of Texas estimates that insured losses from last week's hail storm in Amarillo will total about $400 million. The total exceeds the record set in 2004 of $175 million. The trade association derived its estimate by taking reports from...
CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - A driver blamed for a 2012 traffic accident that left an off-duty North Texas police officer dead has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. A jury in Cleburne on Monday ordered the penalty for 22-year-old Ricardo Espinoza of Alvarado. Espinoza last week...
JASPER, Texas (AP) - Two Southeast Texas police officers have been fired after a videotaped incident in which a woman held for an unpaid traffic ticket had her face slammed on a jail counter. The Jasper City Council on Monday dismissed Officers Ryan Cunningham and Ricky Grissom...
HOUSTON (AP) - A skull and some bones have been found in northwest Houston and police are trying to identify the person. Police say some people living in the area near some woods called 911 on Monday to report finding a skull and what appears to be part of a jaw. Several other...