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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - There are 16 fertilizer plants in Texas like the one that exploded in West, but authorities say they aren't clear if any are near schools or residential centers. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw told lawmakers Monday that he wasn't...
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) - Heavy weekend rains have caused severe flooding in the Mexican city of Piedras Negras on the border with Texas. Coahuila state officials say one person died and 10,000 houses are damaged, leaving 40,000 peoples homeless. State government secretary...
DALLAS (AP) - Susan G. Koman for the Cure has a new CEO. The breast cancer charity announced the appointment of Judith A. Salerno on Monday. Salerno replaces Nancy Briker, the charity's founder, who announced last summer that she would step down following an onslaught of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Executives with OneWest Bank have announced that more than 700 workers will lose their jobs as the company is acquired as part of a 2.53 billion dollar deal. The Austin American-Statesmen reports (http://bit.ly/13Oetk1) that the majority of the 725 employees...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Two men were fatally shot and a third man was wounded in an overnight shooting in Fort Worth. Captain Charles Ramirez, with the Fort Worth Police Department, tells that a fight may have led to the shooting, which happened around 3 a.m. Sunday...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - North Texas authorities are searching for three suspects they say participated in a shooting at a house that left a 12-year-old dead and a sleeping teenager injured. Forth Worth police announced Monday that a high-powered rifle was among the weapons used...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has eight new astronauts - its first new batch in four years. The space agency accounced its newest astronaut class Monday. Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades. A female...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a judge to allow his defamation lawsuit against slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to go forward with Kyle's widow as the defendant. In the book, Kyle claims he punched Ventura in 2006 over unpatriotic...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person's silence against them if it comes before he's told of his right to remain silent. The 5-4 ruling comes in the case of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted of a 1992 murder. During police questioning and before...