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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...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas businessman indicted on 79 counts in a $42 million biodiesel fuel fraud investigation has reported to jail. Jeffrey David Gunselman was booked into the Lubbock County Jail on Wednesday. No bond has been set. A federal grand jury in Lubbock...
HOUSTON (AP) - A convicted cocaine trafficker and money launderer in the Houston area has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 32-year-old Isaias Gallegos of Sugar Land. Gallegos earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...
DALLAS (AP) - A former Tenet Healthcare vice president has been named interim chief executive officer of embattled Parkland Memorial Hospital. The Dallas public hospital's governing board voted Wednesday to have Robert L. "Bob" Smith of Plano replace Dr. Thomas Royer, effective...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting has been put on hold while an appeals court considers his objections to being forcibly shaved. All court proceedings for Maj. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') were put on hold...
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,...
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...