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HOUSTON (AP) - A U.S. Postal Service carrier in Houston is being honored for saving two children from a burning home in June. Danny Thompson was on his route when he saw smoke from an air conditioning unit. He knocked on the door but got no answer. He kept delivering mail but...
CAMERON, Texas (AP) - Searchers have found the body of a Georgia paraglider in a Texas field the day after a competition was suspended. The Texas Department of Public Safety says 50-year-old Don Bayliff of Atlanta was dead at the scene. Bayliff's body and the wreckage were...
HOUSTON (AP) - A University of Texas study has found more seismic activity in areas near Dallas where natural gas drillers have built high-volume injection wells to handle drilling wastewater. The study done by Cliff Frohlich at the Institute for Geophysics was released Monday...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An Austin attorney who represented children in personal injury cases has pleaded guilty to using their legal awards -- hundreds of thousands of dollars -- for his personal use. Court records show that John Williams Coates pleaded guilty to felony aggregated...
DALLAS (AP) - A federal judge in Texas is allowing prosecutors to sell more than 400 racehorses amid allegations the animals were used to launder profits from a Mexican drug cartel. Fifteen people are charged in the investigation, which centers on the operation of an Oklahoma...
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas woman who was found innocent by reason of insanity after cutting off her baby's arms has been working at a store outside Dallas. Dena Schlosser made national headlines in 2004 after her 10-month-old daughter's death. She told psychiatrists that God had told...
Military officials say soldiers from East Texas and Florida have been killed in a bombing in Afghanistan. The Defense Department has identified the victims as 37-year-old 1st Sgt. Russell R. Bell of Tyler, Texas, and 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Sitton, 26, of Largo, Fla...
Ron Paul is returning to South Carolina as part of a fundraising effort for state Sen. Tom Davis. Paul is expected to participate in an event for the Republican on Monday night in Columbia. The Texas congressman was in South Carolina just before the state's GOP presidential...
Investigators say a woman has been killed and a girl hurt by a falling pine tree in a Houston-area neighborhood. The Harris County Constable's Office says the accident happened Sunday night during a family gathering in a backyard. Authorities say the tree was outside the fence...