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The imprisoned father of two children found living in an abandoned school bus in Texas says the family home was only meant to be temporary. Mark Shorten said Thursday he had planned to build a house on the wooded lot near Houston. But then he and his wife were arrested in 2010...
Police have arrested a southeastern Michigan man on a charge of abusing a corpse at a Toledo funeral home where two relatives of the deceased said they were offered a free funeral and casket in exchange for not going to authorities. Sgt. Joe Heffernan says 57-year-old Lawrence...
A former South Texas police office has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the death of his estranged common-law wife. The indictment from the Nueces County grand jury also charges 44-year-old Jose Gonzales III with burglary in the Dec. 12 shooting of Leslie Morin at a...
Gov. Rick Perry is defending a state-run fund designed to attract high-tech researchers, businesses and jobs to Texas. He told a venture capitalist summit Thursday that the government should play a role in enticing key research talent to the state. Perry said Texas has become...
A jury is to begin deciding if federal authorities can seize $330 million from nearly 30 accounts controlled by convicted Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford and others. Prosecutors allege the funds are proceeds from a massive Ponzi scheme and can be traced back to investors who lost...
The former patient of an East Texas dialysis clinic employee on trial for murder says she remembers once feeling "like every bone in my body was being crushed.'' Debra Oates testified Wednesday at the trial of Kimberly Saenz. Oates says she remembers a day in April 2008 when...
Child welfare officials have taken two children into custody after finding them living on their own in an abandoned bus northeast of Houston. Montgomery County Constable Rowdy Hayden says the children's parents are in prison for embezzling money from Hurricane Ike victims in...
Dallas public school principals disagreed on whether female students should get to see a movie about the military's first black pilots, shortly before the boys-only field trip made national news. Emails exchanged before the Feb. 9 trip show two principals saying only boys should...
An Internet outlaw's decision to go to work for the FBI poured light on a secretive world where young computer experts caused havoc and where authorities say a Chicago man and others celebrated their successes as they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars with stolen credit...