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DALLAS (AP) - A second day of strong storms kept residents of the eastern Texas Panhandle and North Texas on edge with high winds and hail. Winds up to 70 mph downed trees and power lines in North Texas on Wednesday night, with one tree falling onto a mobile home near Fort Worth...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Commerce says shrimp subsidies in five nations appear to be undercutting U.S. prices. It has ordered importers to pay bonds up to 63 percent to offset the subsidies. A group representing processors in seven states from North Carolina to...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities say a Marine killed there after a shooting spree has no known ties to the state. Lance Cpl. Esteban J. Smith died Sunday in a gunfight with Texas authorities after a shooting rampage that left one person dead and several hospitalized...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate is holding the first public hearing of the special session to adopt new election maps. The Select Committee on Redistricting is to meet Thursday morning to hear testimony on adopting redistricting maps drawn by a federal court. Gov. Rick...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say they've captured the man suspected of fatally shooting two half-brothers during a confrontation at a Dallas nightclub. Twenty-five-year-old Jerome Bernard Deamus was taken into custody Tuesday. An arrest warrant affidavit states Deamus, a convicted...
NEW YORK (AP) - A Texas man who admits plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States is facing sentencing. Manssor Arbabsiar is due in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday. The 58-year-old Arbabsiar pleaded guilty last year to charges accusing him of going to...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two state hospitals face June deadlines to reform hazardous conditions or lose millions of dollars in Medicaid money. The Terrell State Hospital faces a June 4 deadline to implement reforms or face the loss of Medicare funding. That's after Medicare...
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Officials with a Central Texas wildlife refuge say twin giraffes have been born, marking just the second time such a birth has occurred in the United States. Female calf Wasswa was born first May 10 followed by brother Nakato. Officials with the...
DALLAS (AP) - State prison system officials will have the last call on a push to close a state jail in Dallas, despite elimination of its funding from the state budget plan approved by the Legislature. Lawmakers removed from the budget $97 million allocated for the Dawson State...