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TERRELL, Texas (AP) - A North Texas physician who ran a now-closed hospital near Dallas has been indicted in a more than $1 million health care fraud investigation. Prosecutors say Dr. Tariq Mahmood of Cedar Hill has been charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and...
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A North Texas chiropractor has been convicted of five counts of sexual abuse of female patients during examinations. The penalty phase begins Wednesday for 44-year-old David Allen Russell of McKinney. He faces up to life in prison. Investigators say some...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lawmakers are set to consider several proposals on the rights of workers in Texas. The House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development plans to convene Wednesday morning. One bill scheduled to come before it is a proposal by Rep. Senfronia...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is preparing for a trip to Texas, where he will attend Thursday's dedication of his predecessor's presidential library. Obama and George W. Bush, for all their differences, share pieces of common ground. From counterterrorism to...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate is reviewing the Railroad Commission and considering a name change for the agency that now has very little to do with railroads. The Senate Natural Resource committee will hear testimony on Tuesday on several proposed changes to the agency...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Texas trucker who drove cocaine to western Pennsylvania in his tractor-trailer has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Forty-six-year-old Gathon Dudley Shannon, of Houston, was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. He had previously...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - A North Texas county where two prosecutors were fatally shot has a new district attorney as two suspects in the killings remain in custody. Erleigh Norville Wiley was sworn in Monday afternoon to succeed slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would restrict the use of solitary confinement in juvenile detention centers. The Senate Committee on Criminal Justice is set to hear Senate Bill 1517 on Tuesday afternoon. The proposal from Democratic Sen. Leticia...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers are getting ready to deliver items the team has collected for residents of a Texas town recovering from a deadly blast at a fertilizer plant. During its series this past weekend with Seattle, the Rangers collected various items,...