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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has refused to grant a new trial to a former Texas Tech University student convicted in a failed bomb plot. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (KAH'-lihd ah-lee-EHM' al-duh-SAHR'-ee) asked for a new trial in July, a month after his conviction in Lubbock...
DALLAS (AP) - The first aerial spraying of insecticides in the Dallas area since the 1960s is set for this week in the battle against the worst outbreak of West Nile virus in the nation so far this year. An official with the company hired to spray for mosquitoes in Dallas County...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has denied the state of Texas a stay of his injunction that blocks enforcement of parts of the state's new voter registration laws. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott had asked U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa for the stay, but the...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage will enter pleas in the case after the judge refused to delay his trial. Maj. Nidal Hasan must plead not guilty Wednesday to the 13 counts of premeditated murder he currently faces in...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - University officials say police have successfully responded to a simulated gunman situation on the University of Texas at El Paso campus. UTEP spokeswoman Veronique Masterson said about 100 people, including campus and El Paso city police and volunteers,...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the beach in a tourist-popular Southeast Texas city. Officials in Galveston say cleanup crews planned to work Monday to remove the dead fish. Peter Davis with the Galveston Island Beach Patrol said...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has dispatched two helicopters to assist 14 local and volunteer fire departments battling multiple blazes in North Texas. The governor said in a statement Sunday that two fires burning in Palo Pinto County had charred 33,000 acres. A third...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas paid $122 million in overtime to public employees statewide last year, with everyone from members of Gov. Rick Perry's security detail to furniture movers taking home extra pay. The San Antonio Express-News reported (bit.ly/NYqVTK ) on Sunday that of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas historically has one of America's highest incarceration rates per capita but has slipped to its lowest level since 2008, falling to fourth overall among the 50 states. Some experts say the state's increasing reliance on rehabilitation programs has been...