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Officials say a Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel told police she was trying to protect herself. Houston police say 44-year-old Ana Lilia Trujillo told investigators the man was attacking her and she acted in self-defense...
The FBI says a "telephonic bomb threat" against a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Texas led to the plane being diverted to Phoenix on Monday afternoon. Special Agent Manuel Johnson, a spokesman for the FBI's Phoenix division, says Flight 2675 left Los Angeles...
Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law a much-watched high school curriculum overhaul that cuts the number of standardized tests students must pass to graduate from 15 to five. The measure is designed to give more flexibility to youngsters who want to focus on career training, not...
Authorities have released additional information they hope will lead to the identification of a woman found dead on a South Texas beach last fall. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said Monday that with a preliminary report from the medical examiner and assistance from the...
HOUSTON (AP) - An oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is being accused by authorities of trying to poison another doctor she was sleeping with by spiking his coffee with a sweet-tasting toxic chemical used in antifreeze and medical research. Ana...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Shawnee County judge has postponed the trial of a mother and son who are charged with killing the son's wife. Manuela Alcala, of El Paso, Texas, and Manuel Alcala were scheduled to go to trial July 1 in the October 2012 death of 34-year-old Ashley Alcala at...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Vadym Kholodenko, of the Ukraine, has won the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Beatrice Rana, of Italy, placed second, and Sean Chen, of the United States, placed third. The other three finalists were Fei-Fei Dong, of China; Nikita...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texans are about to get their first dose of scorching triple-digit heat this year. A National Weather Service meteorologist says a large ridge of high pressure will build over Texas this week, bringing summer-like temperatures close to 100 degrees. Heat...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - When an Army psychiatrist goes on trial for the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, the pace could be slower than usual. That's because Maj. Nidal Hasan's paralysis-related health issues require him to have more breaks since he'll be serving as his...