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Authorities in Houston are set to announce an increased reward in the investigation into the January shooting death of an Iranian human rights activist. The reward will go up to $10,000 on Monday in the case of Gelareh Bagherzadeh. She was found shot to the death in her car Jan...
Authorities say five people were arrested after a brawl and shooting at a wedding reception in Southeast Texas. Beaumont police say up to 30 people were involved in a fight Saturday night, and one person was shot in the hand. Police say the victim of the shooting didn't want to...
A West Texas elected official facing federal drug trafficking charges has quit after being released from jail. El Paso County Commissioner Willie Gandara Jr. was freed Wednesday afternoon on $50,000 bond. Gandara then offered his resignation, which was accepted by County Judge...
A fourth man will head to prison over a 2009 hostage incident in Houston. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 26-year-old Evaristo Guzman of Mexico to more than 11 years in prison. Guzman had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to take hostages. Investigators say a...
The FBI says it has enough evidence to pursue federal sexual exploitation charges against three Ohio men accused of raping the adopted children of one of the men. The FBI also says the accused 39-year-old adoptive father also once served as president of the Foster Parent...
Prominent political consultant Reggie Bashur, a former journalist who advised the first two modern Republican governors of Texas, has died after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 59. Longtime colleague and family friend Rossanna Salazar says Bashur died Saturday at his...
Police say a Houston man shot and killed his 12-year-old daughter and wounded his wife and 14-year-old daughter before killing himself at their home. Houston police spokesman John Cannon says the incident happened at the house in southwest Houston about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The...
A federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster has been delayed for a week to allow more time for settlement talks, according to two people close to the case. The two people told The Associated Press the decision was made Sunday during a conference call between...
It was supposed to be the week when BP PLC and other companies went on trial for the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Instead, oil giant BP is getting another week to try to hash out a settlement with a committee overseeing scores of lawsuits arising from the April 2010,...