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A Houston-area man has survived more than 30 hours in the water but his best friend died after their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico. Ken Henderson on Monday described how he swam for miles, reached an oil rig and was rescued Saturday. The retired Montgomery County Sheriff's...
Amnesty International says the United States is the only Western democracy that executed prisoners last year, even as more U.S. states are moving to abolish the death penalty. In its annual review of worldwide death penalty trends released Monday, Amnesty says the 43 U.S...
Authorities say two men with Army ties _ including an active duty sergeant _ were arrested in Texas after agreeing to a murder-for-hire scheme with undercover agents acting as members of a Mexican drug cartel. A federal indictment filed Monday alleges Sgt. Samuel Walker and...
Officials of the U.S. National Archives are set to announce newly discovered material related to art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II. A news conference on the announcement is set for Tuesday morning. The material, which has been held privately, will be donated to...
Houston police say a man killed his wife and left her body in a car parked in a Walgreens lot before turning himself in. Investigators say the man turned himself in around 8:30 a.m. Sunday. They say the man told police where the body could be found, KTRK-TV reported ( http://bit...
An 18-year-old San Antonio teenager has been accused of fatally injuring his girlfriend's 5-month-old infant boy. Antonio Santos Garcia-Vera has been charged with knowingly injuring a child, causing serious bodily injury, the San Antonio Express-News reported Sunday. Bail has...
More than 10,000 Catholics, including more than 40 cardinals, archbishops and bishops from across the U.S., are expected to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Diocese of Corpus Christi with a conference and Mass. The conference and Mass are set for Monday. Diocese...
A 20-year-old has died after being critically wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex that housed students from the University of Texas-San Antonio. Randall Perkins died at University Hospital where he was taken after the shooting at 2 a.m. Saturday, the San Antonio...
At least one person was shot dead and seven others were hurt when a fight erupted at a traditional birthday party for a 15-year-old girl near Dallas. Ellis County Sheriff's Lt. R.D. White says Sunday the argument at the quinceanera _ a traditional party for a girl turning 15 _...