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The ex-chief financial officer for Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's businesses says the financier funneled millions of dollars from investors to a secret Swiss bank account that he used to pay for personal expenses, bribes to regulators and employee bonuses. James M. Davis...
The Federal Aviation Administration says a bright, streaking light seen in the skies over parts of Oklahoma and Texas likely was a meteor. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said late Wednesday the agency had received reports from people who saw the object about 8 p.m. as far north as...
A former North Texas police sergeant has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman he arrested on a traffic violations warrant. A Tarrant County grand jury Wednesday indicted ex-Dalworthington Gardens police Sgt. Bobby Beasley on a charge of sexual assault. An attorney for...
The first major metropolitan area in Texas is apparently emerging from the state's historic drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor's weekly map posted Thursday classifies the Dallas-Fort Worth area as being not in drought for the first time since July. Texas has been in the grips of...
Authorities say four pit bulls blamed for mauling a North Texas toddler have been euthanized. Fort Worth Animal Control officials said Tuesday that the dogs will be tested for rabies over the attack on the 18-month-old boy. Cook Children's Medical Center on Wednesday declined to...
A North Texas site once meant to host the superconducting super collider will be the new home for a chemical plant that burned last fall. Magnablend Inc. on Tuesday announced the purchase of the property near Waxahachie (wahks-uh-HA'-chee), about 30 miles south of Dallas...
Prosecutors in South Texas say two men have pleaded guilty over the illegal export of about 3,000 rounds of ammunition to Mexico. A federal judge in Brownsville in May will sentence Guillermo Enrique Villarreal of Brownsville and Leoncio Sanchez, who's a U.S. citizen living in...
Democrats on a congressional committee say the panel has obtained no evidence that a flawed gun smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious was conceived or directed by high-level political appointees at Justice Department headquarters. The probe, say the Democrats, grew...
A Houston-area man and his girlfriend have been accused of forcing her 14-year-old daughter into prostitution at truck stops and apartments. Court documents indicate Reynaldo Alaniz of Pasadena and the girl's mother are jailed on charges of compelling prostitution and human...