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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Police say a woman and her toddler daughter have died after a traffic collision sent their car into a North Texas pond. Fort Worth police say the accident happened Thursday night and the woman called 911 as her vehicle sank in a residential pond. Police...
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers. The Irving, Texas, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at...
HOUSTON (AP) - Defense attorneys are arguing for leniency in the punishment of a Houston woman convicted of murder in a fire at her home day care that killed four children. Attorneys for Jessica Tata open their case Friday in the punishment phase of her trial. She could be...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A Texas boy abandoned at a fire station as an infant has a wish for his 10th birthday: meeting the firefighter who saved him. The boy was to celebrate his recent birthday by meeting the firefighter, riding on a fire truck and touring the station Thursday...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Condemned Texas prisoner Preston Hughes faces execution for the fatal stabbings of a teenage girl and her 3-year-old cousin in Houston 24 years ago. The 46-year-old Hughes insists he's innocent of the slayings of 15-year-old Shandra Charles and her...
DALLAS (AP) - Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager along with Steve Ford and Lynda Johnson Robb will talk about life in the White House as part of a conference on first ladies that will be held at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin. The daylong conference...
HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say about two dozen suspected illegal immigrants have been found packed into a van near a house in Houston. Authorities say the individuals located early Thursday include adults and children. The immigrants were discovered by a Houston police officer...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Houston man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison in a human smuggling case and wreck that left an illegal immigrant dead. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Wednesday sentenced 22-year-old Leonel Alvaro Abundis-Carreon. He pleaded...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A U.S. lawyer who faces charges of laundering more than $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel is scheduled to ask to be released on bail. Marco Antonio Delgado will have his detention hearing Wednesday in federal court in El Paso, Texas. Prosecutors say...