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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republicans in the Texas House have passed one of the nation's toughest packages of abortion restrictions. Democrats stalled the vote as long as possible Monday, the second to last day of the special legislative session. The proposed bill would ban abortions...
DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office in Dallas is hosting a meeting with members of a delegation from Mexico shaping changes to the country's judicial system. The meeting between prosecutors, judges and delegation members starts Monday morning. U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana's...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A New Mexico man convicted of mailing threatening letters laced with powder to dozens of financial institutions nationwide has lost his attempt to avoid paying $87,734 to reimburse emergency response costs. Richard Leon Goyette's motion for a new hearing...
CHAPPELL HILL, Texas (AP) - Two people have been killed in a weekend fire that consumed a home in Southeast Texas. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 53-year-old Jeanette M. Laster and her boyfriend, 50-year-old David Michael Wright, died in the blaze in...
NAVASOTA, Texas (AP) - Authorities are investigating the crash of a glider that left the pilot injured. The crash Saturday at about 6:30 p.m. occurred near Navasota Municipal Airport in Grimes County, about 70 miles northwest of Houston. The Texas Department of Public Safety...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a former sailor's bid to clear his name in the high-profile "Norfolk Four" case. The justices rejected Eric Wilson's appeal without comment Monday. The Jourdanton, Texas, man is one of four ex-sailors who claimed police...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston-area population continues to grow and that's created more cases for Harris County's 22 felony courts. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/17y0rbs ) reported Monday that since 1985 the number of felony filings has doubled from about 22,000 annually to...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A nationwide survey says an Amarillo male prison has the highest rate of inmates reporting they were pressured into sex or sexual contact with prison staff. 8.1 percent of inmates at the Clements Unit alleged sexual victimization by staff involving force...
PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area police officer has shot and killed a theft suspect who tried to flee a hospital while being treated for injuries suffered during his arrest. Pearland police say the officer who was guarding the suspect has been put on paid leave pending a...