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A federal judge has sentenced a North Texas man to more than 15 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping and severely beat a gay man he met through an online service. Brice Johnson could have received a life sentence for crime, even though prosecutors...
The electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas says a federal mandate to slash carbon emissions nationwide is infeasible for Texas because it would jeopardize power reliability in Texas and raise costs for consumers. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says in a...
Officials have revealed the identities of the four people killed by toxic fumes from a chemical leak at a Houston-area DuPont plant. The Harris County medical examiner's office identified the four as 48-year-old Crystle Rae Wise of Groves, 39-year-old Robert Joseph Tisnado of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has pushed to remove the Travis County district attorney from office after she was arrested for drunken driving, but he's promoted a top adviser on his staff with three intoxication offenses on his record. The Republican governor threatened...
Police have arrested a Dallas-area woman who they say stole from a Kohl's department store and dragged an officer with her car while trying to flee. The Grand Prairie Police Department tells WFAA-TV the injuries to the officer on Sunday night were minor. Police say the officer...
Authorities in West Texas say they're investigating allegations that a couple locked their children in a room while at work. Odessa police say the 27-year-old father and 29-year-old mother are charged with child endangerment. They say the father also is charged with sexually...
DuPont company officials say it remains unclear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth. DuPont spokesman Aaron Woods said Sunday the company is investigating the cause of the leak of methyl...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard , earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 potential recruits to join the military. But the bonuses were ill-gotten because the former captain never actually referred...
LAREDO, Texas — Just before dusk, National Guard pilots pull a Lakota helicopter out of a hangar at the Laredo International Airport. The pilots — both women with blond hair tied back — are preparing for a flight along the Rio Grande in support of the U.S. Border Patrol. "We're...