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HOUSTON (AP) - Police have canceled an Amber Alert after finding a missing Houston 2-year-old and arresting a family friend accused of abducting the child. Houston police found Alizae Rene Mata late Thursday at an apartment complex with 22-year-old Jessenia Saldana. Alizae and...
FORNEY, Texas (AP) - Authorities say at least 10 passengers suffered apparent minor injuries when a westbound Greyhound bus and a car collided about 20 miles east of Dallas. Forney fire Chief Rick Townsend says investigators are trying to determine which vehicle was responsible...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A West Texas woman has pleaded guilty in a nearly $5.9 million investment scam using fake bank documents to inflate a person's net worth on paper. Prosecutors in Midland say 41-year-old Darlene Aurelia Bishop of Odessa on Wednesday pleaded guilty to...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Does man's best friend have sentimental value under Texas law? That's the question the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday will tackle in a case being closely watched by animal-rights advocates. It involves a Fort Worth family whose Labrador escaped from home in...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An opera has been commissioned dealing with the final day of President John F. Kennedy's life before his 1963 assassination in Dallas. In a statement, the Fort Worth Opera says the opera was commissioned from composer David T. Little and librettist Royce...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is delivering the keynote address at an annual policy orientation organized by a leading state conservative think tank. Perry will address the Texas Public Policy Foundation gathering at a downtown Austin hotel on Thursday morning. He appears...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a building contractor has pleaded guilty to attempted arson in an East Texas dispute over competition for methadone clinic patients. A federal magistrate in Tyler on Wednesday accepted the plea from 54-year-old Daniel Kubisty. No sentencing...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Businesses and individuals who claim BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company's class-action settlement with private plaintiffs' attorneys. Court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston youth whose 2010 videotaped beating by police during a break-in investigation led to four officers fired has pleaded guilty to another burglary. A judge in Houston on Wednesday ordered a pre-sentence investigation for 18-year-old Chad Holley, who faces...