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WACO, Texas (AP) - The town of West, Texas, is preparing to say goodbye to 14 people who were killed when a fertilizer plant exploded and leveled part of the town. President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are set to speak at Thursday's memorial at...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to block execution of a Texas inmate for killing one of three people abducted from an East Texas convenience store. Richard Cobb is set for lethal injection Thursday evening in Huntsville for the death of 37-year-old...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas police officer responding to a robbery call at a fast-food restaurant has been shot and another person wounded. Fort Worth police did not immediately provide further details on the gunfire around dawn Wednesday. Matt Zavadsky with MedStar...
TERRELL, Texas (AP) - A North Texas physician who ran a now-closed hospital near Dallas has been indicted in a more than $1 million health care fraud investigation. Prosecutors say Dr. Tariq Mahmood of Cedar Hill has been charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and...
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A North Texas chiropractor has been convicted of five counts of sexual abuse of female patients during examinations. The penalty phase begins Wednesday for 44-year-old David Allen Russell of McKinney. He faces up to life in prison. Investigators say some...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lawmakers are set to consider several proposals on the rights of workers in Texas. The House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development plans to convene Wednesday morning. One bill scheduled to come before it is a proposal by Rep. Senfronia...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is preparing for a trip to Texas, where he will attend Thursday's dedication of his predecessor's presidential library. Obama and George W. Bush, for all their differences, share pieces of common ground. From counterterrorism to...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Texas trucker who drove cocaine to western Pennsylvania in his tractor-trailer has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Forty-six-year-old Gathon Dudley Shannon, of Houston, was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. He had previously...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - A North Texas county where two prosecutors were fatally shot has a new district attorney as two suspects in the killings remain in custody. Erleigh Norville Wiley was sworn in Monday afternoon to succeed slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland...