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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Justice Department review of the El Paso State Supported Living Center shows the center that houses special needs residents has flunked almost 80 percent of its compliance standards. The report is based on an inspection last summer of the 145-bed center...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is widely viewed as one of the nation's most conservative federal appellate courts, but President Barack Obama could get a chance to change that perception. Republican presidents nominated 10 of the 15 active judges...
HOUSTON (AP) - A tanker truck has crashed and exploded on a Houston freeway. Authorities say the driver has been killed at the wreck on U.S. Highway 59 east of Bush Intercontinental Airport and hazardous material crews have been trying to determine the nature of the cargo. A...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Marshals have captured a man wanted for questioning in a South Florida slaying who was also one of the agency's top 15 most wanted fugitives. Felipe Alex Torrealba was apprehended Thursday in Fort Myers. The 26-year-old is wanted by the Broward...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas construction company owner has been charged with bribery in a continuing Maverick County corruption investigation. Investigators say Eduardo De La Garza of Eagle Pass owns Rio Bravo Construction Co. A federal grand jury in Del Rio on Wednesday...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas jailer who was fired after being accused of having sex with a female inmate must serve two years of probation for violating her rights. Jurors earlier Thursday convicted Lakerry Devonerich Bowie of violating the civil rights of a person in...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for engaging in alien smuggling that led to a man's death in South Texas. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos imposed the 57-month sentence Thursday on 20-year-old...
HOUSTON (AP) - A METRO bus driver in Houston has died after the out-of-service vehicle hit a street sign pole. Officials with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County are trying to determine what caused the driver to lose control Tuesday night. He was alone in the bus...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas school board has reached a deal to oust its superintendent after an audit showed possible cheating attempts on federal accountability standards. Canutillo Independent School District trustees early Wednesday approved a separation agreement with...