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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...
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-...
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...
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...
A man detained as he wanted to cross a bridge into Mexico is charged with the stabbing death of a 47-year-old woman found by firefighters responding last week to a blaze at her apartment in Pharr. A judge Monday set bond at $2 million for 30-year-old Carlos Reyes, of Pharr. He's...
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...