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Authorities have charged a member of the U.S. military arrested after trying to go through a security checkpoint at a Texas airport with explosives in military-grade wrapping. The FBI says the suspect is 30-year-old Trey Scott Atwater. Atwater was stopped at Midland...
Get ready to pay more for Powerball: Ticket prices are going up to $2. Lottery organizers hope the price change will entice more people to play because jackpots are getting bigger and the odds of winning are improving. The move is a strategy to differentiate the game from Mega...
Exxon Mobil Corp. says an international arbitration body has awarded the company nearly $908 million in a dispute with Venezuela over compensation for the nationalization of its assets. Exxon Mobil says the International Chamber of Commerce has confirmed that the state oil...
A Brownsville man is in federal custody facing charges of misrepresenting himself as a doctor and researcher to run an illegal stem cell mail business. The FBI arrested 52-year-old Francisco Morales in Brownsville last week. A magistrate ordered him held without bond and be...
A federal appeals court has refused appeals from two Texas death row inmates, including one condemned for killing a corrections officer 12 years ago while already serving a life sentence for murder. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected arguments from 32-year-old...
Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on Wednesday assailed Ron Paul for saying the U.S. has no business bombing Iran to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, drawing a sharp contrast with their rising rival as he returned to Iowa days before the lead-...
An estimated 68,000 Texans have the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, about an 8 percent increase over the past two years. That's according to numbers from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Victoria Advocate ( http://bit.ly/si3XtV ) reports about 4,...
A 19-year-old Houston-area man says he was beaten and a friend was slashed in the face as a group of men robbed him of his new pair of expensive Air Jordan shoes. Efrain Espinoza says the men first tried to steal his cell phone, followed him from a party Monday to his home near...
Two men have been arrested and three others are being sought after authorities say they broke into a home while dressed as Houston police officers. A neighbor told Houston television station KHOU ( http://bit.ly/uUOzff ) he heard a loud noise Monday and called police. The...