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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Experts on voting patterns and redistricting are testifying as a trial continues in Washington to determine if the Texas Legislature's new political district map violates the federal Voting Rights Act. Both the state of Texas and the U.S. Justice Department,...
An Oklahoma man who held four members of a family hostage following a North Texas bank robbery has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that Floyd Hayden of Tulsa was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to four counts of aggravated...
The Supreme Court says police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects. The court ruled in the case of Washington, D.C., nightclub owner Antoine Jones. A federal appeals court in Washington overturned his drug conspiracy conviction because...
One Dallas County jail inmate has been accused of killing another in a death drawing attention to cell security. Eric Dewayne Rawls was held Monday on a manslaughter charge in the October death of Danny Kleinbak. Kleinbak was watching television in a closed behavioral...
A mobile home fire in the San Antonio area has left three people dead and destroyed the residence. Authorities say two people escaped the fire early Sunday in south Bexar County. Fire Marshal Craig Roberts says the victims were two men and a woman. An investigator with the...
The Texas attorney general's office has been asked to clarify whether health professionals dealing with adults who say they were abused as children must report the cases. The Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday that mental health providers for years have questioned whether...
A woman removed from death row after her attorneys found prosecutors had withheld evidence at her trial has received a life sentence for masterminding the murders of her boyfriend's parents. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( http://bit.ly/zs6Act ) reports Chelsea Richardson was...
Lawyers for the state of Texas are arguing that Democrats and minority groups had ample time to weigh in on redistricting maps that are being challenged in federal court. Attorney Adam Mortara gave opening remarks Tuesday at the start of a two-week hearing on the maps in...
Thirty-two people were taken to a Central Texas hospital, 29 of them children, after a tractor-trailer rig and clipped a school bus, flipping the bus onto its side. The crash happened about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on Farm-to-Market Road 93 on the southeastern outskirts of Temple,...