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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Fort Worth police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an armed homeowner has been fired in an unrelated case. In a statement, Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead says Officer Benjamin B. Hanlon was fired for falsifying an arrest affidavit in an Aug. 9...
DETROIT (AP) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption that turned city hall into a pay-to-play parlor. Kilpatrick was convicted earlier this year of two dozen crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, bribery and extortion...
DALLAS (AP) - One of Francisco Goya's last paintings, a portrait of his only grandson, has been acquired by the Meadows Museum. The portrait of Mariano Goya from 1827 will be unveiled to the public Friday at the museum on Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas. The work...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Dozens of school buses operated by a South Texas district face inspections after two vehicles had engine compartment-related fires within a week. The Brownsville Independent School District announced inspections begin Monday on four buses similar to...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge is sending a California man charged with operating a notorious online drug marketplace known as Silk Road to New York to face charges. The order by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero came Wednesday during a brief court hearing in San...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to halt the scheduled execution of a Texas man for killing his parents at their Lubbock home 15 years ago. Michael Yowell contended in a lawsuit the state's use of a new supply of pentobarbital as the execution drug...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a lower-court ruling that denied efforts to temporarily stop construction of what is intended to be the southern end of the Keystone XL pipeline and run from Oklahoma to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The Sierra Club,...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists have figured out when temperatures could really go off the charts from global warming. And for dozens of cities it's only about a generation away. For Kingston, Jamaica, it's 2023. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A West Texas high school student has been arrested after authorities say he was found in a classroom with two loaded handguns and ammunition in his backpack. Ector County schools spokesman Mike Adkins says police are trying to determine why the 16-year-old...