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DALLAS (AP) - The attorney of a North Texas man who drowned two of his sons says his client acted out of fear that the boys would grow up to be just like him. Paul Johnson addressed the Dallas County jury Wednesday as Naim Rasool Muhammad's capital murder trial entered its...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 37-year-old Houston man convicted of killing a police officer 14 years ago has been put to death. Jeffrey Demond Williams' execution Wednesday evening came just over an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal from his attorneys...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Federal and state officials say they're poised to announce findings of their investigation into a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people. Officials from the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol,...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The House has soundly defeated a proposed referendum that would have let voters decide whether to limit statewide elected officials to two consecutive terms. The proposal easily cleared the Senate but failed on a 61 to 88 vote in the lower chamber Wednesday...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a high-ranking female member of a Mexican cartel has been charged in a cocaine conspiracy case in Arkansas. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 57-year-old Idalia Ramos Rangel and more than a dozen others are charged with conspiracy to...
Fifteen people were injured, 10 of them hospitalized, when an escalator packed with people at San Antonio's convention center malfunctioned and jerked to a stop, causing a tumble of bodies down the steps. The incident happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez...
A 17-year-old Nimitz High School student was jailed Tuesday on a charge of human trafficking. Irving police said Travis Lekas was arrested Monday after a 15-year-old Nimitz student told investigators she was allegedly held against her will under the influence of drugs and...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether his execution for killing a Houston police officer 14 years ago this week should be blocked. Jeffrey Demond Williams is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. The...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A former first-responder in the Central Texas town devastated by a deadly plant explosion is to appear in court on allegations that he possessed materials for a pipe bomb. Authorities haven't linked Bryce Ashley Reed to the April 17 blast that killed at least...