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HOUSTON (AP) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to make a major announcement regarding the Affordable Care Act in Houston. Sebelius is returning to Texas on Monday for a second time this month to promote the national health care overhaul...
WYLIE, Texas (AP) - A cougar has died at a North Texas animal sanctuary decimated by the outbreak of a fatal virus. But officials at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in the Dallas suburb of Wylie say the cougar was euthanized due to kidney failure, and...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A swarm of bees occupying a dilapidated North Texas building has attacked several people, stinging one man more than 100 times before turning on responding emergency personnel. The man and a paramedic were hospitalized Sunday afternoon following the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Sen. Ted Cruz is touring the state this week holding meetings with Republican and tea party groups. The freshman senator from Texas will start in Kingwood and Conroe on Monday, with visits to Houston, Dallas and Central Texas by Thursday. Cruz will be...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - North Texas prosecutors say a 37-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for serving as the ringleader of a group that stole more than 800 cell phones in a scheme that netted some $1.5 million. A Tarrant County jury on Wednesday convicted...
WYLIE, Texas (AP) - The founder of a Texas wildlife sanctuary where a virus has killed several tigers and sickened more than a dozen other big cats says the outbreak has been a nightmare. Vicky Keahey (KAY'-hee) founded the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy and NASA have completed their first tests showcasing how they'll recover astronauts from the ocean following future missions to deep space. On Thursday, a team of Navy divers and the crew of the USS Arlington retrieved a mock-up of the Orion space...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of a man kidnapped from a Brownsville restaurant during the lunch hour. 25-year-old Abraham Parra of Laredo was convicted Thursday of capital murder and aggravated kidnapping in the death of 22-...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - West Texas police say a 53-year-old man tried to secure fraudulent loans by obtaining personal information from applicants who attended a series of fake job fairs he organized. El Paso police said Jose Luz Salcido Jr. advertised on Craigslist that he was...