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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,...
Sprinkled throughout a swelling crowd of about 100 people outside the Killeen Food Care Center are men and women in U.S. Army uniforms, waiting with the others for their 10 days' food rations for their families. Killeen is at the main gate of Fort Hood, home to as many as 50,000...
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...
Seven states are asking a federal judge to block an Obama administration mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and outreach programs. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court of Nebraska alleges that the new rule violates...
Gov. Rick Perry is set to undergo surgery to repair his right clavicle, which has yet to properly heal following a 2009 bicycle accident. The Texas Governor's Office says Perry will undergo a 90-minute outpatient procedure Friday in Austin. Performed by Dr. Bruce Malone, the...
A crude oil tank exploded and burned at a biodiesel plant on the waterfront docks in Galveston, Texas, rattling the island city. City spokeswoman Alicia Cahill says a worker was treated for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported. Cahill says one tank burned after...
Investigators say a driver has been charged in an alcohol-related wreck that claimed the lives of two Fort Hood soldiers. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office says Ida Marie Fruster of Killeen was jailed Thursday on two counts of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle. Bond...
An inmate in a Central Texas jail has been found hanged as he awaited transfer to prison on a domestic violence conviction. Texas Rangers will help investigate the Leon County Jail death of 37-year-old John French of Normangee (NAR'-man-jee). Jailers early Wednesday discovered...