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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans turned out in high numbers across the state on the first day of early voting, setting records in some places. The Texas secretary of state's office reported Tuesday that more than 378,000 people cast early ballots in the state's 15 most populous...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Having won seven Tour de France titles is no longer part of Lance Armstrong's Twitter profile. As late as Monday night, Armstrong's bio on the social media site included a mention of his seven Tour wins from 1999-2005, but reference to the race was...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' dramatically shifting demographics will be the focus as the first witness is called in a school finance trial. Demographer Steve Murdock will take the stand Tuesday on behalf of about 600 school districts suing the state over how it funds public...
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors and defense attorneys are preparing for the first trial stemming from a fire at a Houston home day care center that killed four children and injured three others. Jury selection in the felony murder trial of Jessica Tata is set for Tuesday in Houston...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot bluegill sunfish. The Office of Naval...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rich schools, poor schools and charter schools are all part of the sweeping school finance lawsuit heading to trial Monday in Austin. The trial involves lawsuits filed on behalf of about two-thirds of school districts statewide. While the trial isn't all...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Searchers have found the body of a 51-year-old boat captain a week after his 26-foot cabin cruiser capsized on a North Texas lake. The man's found was found early Sunday morning. Twelve people had been on board when the boat was apparently hit by a wave...
WACO, Texas (AP) - Testimony was set to begin in the capital murder trial of a 23-year-old Waco man accused in the shooting deaths of two people last year. Ricky Cummings faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder. Testimony is...
HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court's top justice says people shouldn't think the high court makes decisions in terms of a liberal or conservative agenda. Chief Justice John Roberts told a crowd Wednesday at Rice University in Houston that with most of the court's work, "you...