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With pastures withered from a lingering drought, farmers in Texas and northwest Louisiana have abandoned donkeys by the hundreds. The nation's biggest donkey rescue group says that since March 2011, it has taken in nearly 800 donkeys abandoned in Texas, where ranchers used the...
A convicted child sex offender has been executed for the 2001 beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting in Dallas. Jesse Joe Hernandez smiled and laughed at times Wednesday night before receiving a lethal injection for the slaying of Karlos Borja. In his final...
Mexican authorities say gunmen killed five local police officers in the border city of Ciudad Juarez a day after members of the force left hotels where they had been staying since last month for protection. City spokesman Manuel del Castillo says two other officers are wounded...
A former North Texas bank manager accused of stealing at least $2 million from customers has pleaded guilty. Authorities say Pamela Cobb pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison. A federal judge in Fort Worth will sentence her in September. The...
The main producer of "pink slime'' will have a hard time persuading consumers and grocery stores to accept the product, even if it the processed beef trimmings are as safe as the industry insists. Three governors and two lieutenant governors plan to tour Beef Products Inc.'s...
A North Texas man has been accused of killing his wife whose body was found in their home after a standoff with police. Denton County Jail records show 76-year-old Michael Stolz of Lewisville was held Wednesday on a murder charge. Bond was not immediately set for Stolz, who was...
Prosecutors say two leaders of a deadly Houston-based illegal immigrant smuggling ring have been sentenced to prison. Officials say 34-year-old Rafael Valles of the McAllen area was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in federal prison. A Mexican citizen, 32-year-old Refugio...
A Houston boy who disappeared eight years ago and was found earlier this month could soon be reunited with his parents, or he might remain in foster care. A Texas judge is expected to make a decision Wednesday on the fate of 8-year-old Miguel Morin after a court hearing in...
Jurors resume deliberations in the trial of a former lieutenant to polygamist sect prophet Warren Jeffs accuses of illegally taking multiple wives on a remote West Texas ranch raided by authorities. The Midland County jury deliberated about an hour Tuesday in the trial of...