Texas News

A federal judge is expected to rule in El Paso on whether to release a British businessman on bail after he was accused of trying to sell missile batteries to Iran. The U.S. attorney's office said 65-year-old Christopher Tappin poses a risk to the community because he might...
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...
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,...
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...