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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting case is to decide this week whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. Pretrial hearings are scheduled Wednesday...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas-area man charged in a 2011 mutilation attack that left his girlfriend needing more than 500 stitches says she was the aggressor in earlier fights. Jose Arreola returns to the stand Wednesday in his Dallas aggravated sexual assault trial. He also faces...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas high school teacher has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for having child pornography at his home. Prosecutors in Corpus Christi say 41-year-old Jesus Orta was sentenced Tuesday. Orta, who was an English...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a North Texas police officer has been shot and a suspect killed following a drug-related pursuit. Fort Worth police on Wednesday did not immediately update the wounded officer's condition. Authorities Tuesday night described the officer...
DALLAS (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Texas say three Dallas residents have been indicted in an investigation of nearly $280,000 in travel agency payment fraud. Jorge Armando Flores, his wife Roxana Flores and her son Julio C. Funes-Alas were arrested Tuesday in Amityville, N.Y...
DALLAS (AP) - Gusty winds and low humidity were expected to bring critical wildfire risks to West and South Texas, while scattered severe thunderstorms were expected in the far northeastern part of the state. The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag warning" for...
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A judge is expected to decide whether a South Texas 17-year-old charged with attempted murder in a federal agent's shooting will stand trial as an adult. State District Judge Jesse Contreras said he would announce his decision Tuesday in Edinburg regarding...
VAN, Texas (AP) - Two people are reported hurt in a fire at an oil storage facility in East Texas as firefighters work to prevent the blaze from spreading. Van Zandt County Emergency Management Coordinator Chuck Allen says authorities were called before 3 a.m. Tuesday about an...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A former Texas businessman convicted in a $100 million life insurance scam is asking a federal appeals court in Virginia to toss his convictions. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear Adley Abdulwahab's case...