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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...
A psychiatrist at a state hospital in East Texas has quit as he faced allegations of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work. Dr. Gary Paul Kula resigned Wednesday from Rusk State Hospital. Kula was notified Tuesday that disciplinary action had begun. Documents...
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...
A former probation officer in Central Texas has pleaded guilty to stealing from people she was overseeing. The penalty phase begins Thursday in Kerrville for Tanna Hurt. Hurt on Wednesday reached a plea agreement on a charge of theft by a public servant, for an expected penalty...
Three Texas men whom federal officials say were linked to a gun used in a U.S. agent's death in Mexico have been sentenced after pleading guilty to weapons charges. Ranferi Osorio, Kelvin Leon Morrison and Luis Carbajal (KAHR'-bah-hahl) were sentenced Tuesday for their November...
Authorities say two people have died in the West Texas crash of a small plane that disappeared on a flight to Oklahoma. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration says the wreckage was found Tuesday morning and law enforcement confirms two deaths. The Texas...