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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are far less ambitious in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government's bills than they were during a budget battle two years ago. The list of cuts under consideration now tallies only a fraction of the...
RICE, Texas (AP) - Investigators are trying to reconstruct the events that led to the fatal shootings of a rural North Texas couple and their three children. The five were found dead in their home in the small farming community of Rice, 40 miles south of Dallas. Navarro County...
DALLAS (AP) - A fifth aggravated sexual assault count has been filed against a Dallas crime-watch volunteer police suspect in a string of nine rapes in his inner-city neighborhood. The charge filed Thursday against Van Dixson is in addition to four aggravated assault counts...
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry heads to the Texas Hill Country to help break ground for a center that celebrates the long history of the state's oldest law enforcement agency. Perry will help break ground Tuesday in Fredericksburg for the Texas Rangers Heritage...
HOUSTON (AP) - Dozens of federal, state and local security agencies will join industry and educational resources in testing security at the Port of Houston. The SECUREX 2013 exercise is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon under the command of the coast Guard and Port of Houston...
The Coast Guard has helped save two men from Galveston Bay after a large wave hit a fishing boat and one person was swept overboard. Coast Guard personnel on Sunday afternoon rescued the man swept from the boat and a friend who grabbed life vests for himself and his buddy - then...
Nobody has been hurt in a fire at a Central Texas group residence for the mentally challenged who may be homeless. The Austin Fire Department says the blaze was reported around dawn Monday at Hannah's Place in North Austin. Officials say about 30 people in the structure were...
A 430-pound anti-social gorilla who's spent 18 years at the Dallas Zoo will be moved to a South Carolina facility for a more solitary existence. The Dallas Zoo on Monday announced the planned transfer of 23-year-old Patrick to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, S.C...
A new commercial spaceship will wait all week before aiming again for the International Space Station. Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus capsule was supposed to arrive Sunday. But the rendezvous was aborted because of a discrepancy in navigation data between the two vessels. The...