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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...
(Information in the following story is from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com) EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas woman accused of fatally beating her 3-year-old daughter in November 2007 has been sentenced to life without parole plus 35 years in prison. A jury found 30...
The Texas attorney general's office has dropped bigamy charges against imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. Attorney general's spokesman Jerry Strickland said Wednesday that the motion to dismiss charges was filed this week in San Angelo. Prosecutors cited the need for...
New campaign finance reports filed in October show that Texans gave another $5 million to Super PACs, which are allowed to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of political candidates, bringing the overall total up to $83.1 million. We have updated the numbers in...
HOUSTON (AP) - Rice University is to host the top judge on the nation's highest court. U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts is to speak during an hour-long event Wednesday on the Rice campus in Houston. At the event, "A Conversation with the Chief Justice," Roberts will participate...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Flags will fly at half-staff on state properties through Friday to honor state Sen. Mario Gallegos (gah-YAY'-gohs) Jr. Gov. Rick Perry ordered the flags lowered after the long-serving Texas lawmaker and retired Houston firefighter died Tuesday from liver...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - Central Texas police say a person detained after the fatal shooting of a Fort Hood soldier during a fight has been released with no charges filed. Killeen police on Tuesday announced prosecutors have reviewed the Oct. 4 case involving shots fired outside a...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Air Force has expanded its response to a sex scandal at a Texas training facility by setting up a 24-hour hotline for reporting alleged misconduct. Gen. Edward Rice Jr. on Monday sent an email to thousands of current and former airmen who trained at Joint...