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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...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll says Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown. The Associated Press-GfK survey finds plenty of disdain to go around as people size up the federal impasse. Most disapprove of how President Barack...
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...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A new bridge over the Trinity River in Fort Worth is set to open. The West Seventh Street bridge is set to open to traffic Wednesday evening after a brief parade of dignitaries. The old bridge, which spanned the river for 100 years, was demolished in...
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A man has died after being struck by a train while walking on railroad tracks near downtown Abilene. Abilene police Officer Brian Poynor tells the train conductor blew the whistle when he saw the man walking on the tracks Tuesday evening, but by the time...
DALLAS (AP) - The partial government shutdown is causing delays in the federal investigation of the fertilizer plant explosion in West. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California tells that agencies reviewing the April 17 blast that killed 15 people can't meet while the government doesn't...