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Experts say a minor earthquake has shaken the Dallas metropolitan area. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.0 magnitude quake happened at 12:11 a.m. Friday, centered six miles north-northwest of Dallas. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. USGS says it's the second...
A North Carolina soldier who was arrested after a powerful explosive was found in his luggage at a Texas airport could soon learn whether he'll be released from federal custody. Trey Scott Atwater is scheduled to appear in court Friday in Midland. Last weekend, security...
Authorities say dozens of people are injured, at least four critically, in a pileup of some 50 vehicles in Southeast Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Deputy Rod Carroll says two cars caught fire but that nobody died in the chain-reaction collisions that started...
A former Austin State Hospital psychiatrist under investigation over sexual abuse allegations has protested his 2011 firing. Dr. Charles Fischer has filed an official grievance over his Nov. 14 dismissal. Fischer has also notified the Texas Medical Board that he intends to fight...
The parents of an eighth-grader who was fatally shot by police inside his South Texas school are demanding to know why officers took lethal action. But police say the boy was brandishing what appeared to be a handgun Wednesday, though it turned out to be a pellet gun...
Federal securities regulators have sued a Texas-based provider of so-called "life settlements,'' accusing it and three top executives of defrauding shareholders by overvaluing the life insurance policies it buys from its customers. In a statement Tuesday, the Securities and...
Investigators say a soldier accused of bringing explosives into an airport in his carry-on bag may have flown halfway across the country with them the week before. A U.S. attorney's spokesman says Trey Scott Atwater of Hope Mills, N.C., waived his initial appearance in federal...
A top prosecutor says a man who has spent 31 years in prison for sexual assault didn't receive a fair trial and that the conviction should be vacated. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said Tuesday that prosecutors failed to reveal information in 1981 that could have...
A North Texas judge has been removed from presiding over a death penalty case after ruling that the state law allowing the penalty is unconstitutional. An administrative judge sided with Dallas County prosecutors that state District Judge Teresa Hawthorne should be removed from...