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HOUSTON (AP) - Parents of a freelance journalist who disappeared while covering the Syrian civil war hope upcoming talks aimed at peace between the Syrian government and rebels will hasten his release. In a statement issued through a family spokesman Thursday, Austin Tice's...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A jury has sentenced a Waco man convicted of stealing a rack of ribs to 50 years in prison. Forty-three-year-old Willie Smith Ward was convicted and sentenced on robbery charges Wednesday. Ward's theft of the $35 rack of pork ribs turned into a robbery after...
HOUSTON (AP) - Police say it's unclear what motivated a man to fatally shoot an acquaintance helping him repair a car and then later take aim at a motorcyclist. Thirty-three-year-old Joshua Mayfield remains in custody Thursday facing a charge of murder and aggravated assault...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House plans to begin hearings on adopting new political maps, with Republicans wanting to ratify those drawn by a federal court. The House Redistricting Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Friday on the court's maps. Minority groups and...
DALLAS (AP) - A newspaper that has chronicled United Methodist church affairs in Texas since its days as a republic is publishing its last edition. The Dallas-based United Methodist Reporter publishes its last edition Friday. The newspaper, which was independent of the...
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...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A leading financial rating service has downgraded the credit rating of the company that built and operates the Central Texas toll road notorious for its 85 mph speed limit. Moody's Investor Service dropped the credit of the SH 130 Concession Co. by four grades...