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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man faces up to five years in prison for wrongly accepting more than $30,000 in federal help after 2011 wildfires burned a home he owned. Prosecutors in Austin say 53-year-old Manuel Hernandez of Paige falsely said the destroyed structure was...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Senate panel is considering proposed legislation prohibiting organizations linked to abortion providers from teaching sexual education in Texas schools. The contentious measure by tea party Sen. Ken Paxton was hailed Tuesday by abortion opponents as a way...
One person is dead in a plane crash near an airport east of Dallas. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Kyle Bradford confirms a death in a plane crash Monday afternoon near Terrell. Lt. Justin Lewis of the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported at...
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) - Investigators searching for the parents of a newborn girl abandoned near a Houston-area apartment complex have released a forensic artist's renderings of what her parents might look like. The baby, named Chloe by caregivers, was just more than an hour old...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas police lieutenant has been suspended for posting a video of herself online performing a rap song that contains profanities and threats of violence. Police officials say Lt. Regina Smith, performing as Lucille Baller, "brought discredit to the department."...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have identified the man who died at the start of the swim portion of a California triathlon as a 46-year-old lawyer from Austin, Texas. The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office says it is investigating the cause of Ross Ehlinger's death on...
The body of a South Texas attorney sentenced to federal prison for bribing a judge has been found after a driver said he saw the man jump from the Queen Isabella Causeway in an apparent suicide. Authorities say a taxi driver reported seeing a man jump into Laguna Madre about 4 a...
The cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong is changing its annual day of action as a step toward charting its own course without its founder. The Livestrong Foundation made the announcement Thursday in Chicago at its first annual meeting since the cyclist's admission he used...
After many delays, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will go on trial in three months. The military judge Thursday set Maj. Nidal Hasan's court-martial for May 29. After about four weeks of jury selection, testimony will begin July 1. The judge...