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Police charged a father with murder Sunday, accusing him of beating his 6-year-old to death because the boy would not fall asleep. Police say the fatal, eight-hour beating was the final episode in at least two weeks of abuse that Tekerrious Jackson suffered since coming to spend...
A man mixing materials to make homemade fireworks was killed Sunday night when he miscalculated and the mixture exploded, authorities said. The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. at the man's home in the 5100 block of Sherry Drive on the city's Southwest Side. Police Sgt...
While the weak economy dominated the official agenda at the summer meeting of the National Governors Association, concern over immigration policy pervaded a closed-door session between Democratic governors and White House officials Sunday and simmered throughout the three-day...
The prospective new operators of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie are committed to building a luxury hotel-casino on the grounds of the horse racetrack if Texas approves a major expansion of gambling, Grand Prairie Mayor Charles England says. With lawmakers reopening the debate...
As authorities awaited test results Saturday to determine if BP's disastrous spill in the Gulf is the source of all or just some of the 150 gallons of tar patties that oozed to Texas' coast over the last week, the U.S. Coast Guard stepped up effort to look for signs that trouble...
In a closely watched speech to the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights group, Gov. Rick Perry told members of the National Council of La Raza that the federal government's failure to secure the U.S-Mexico border is to blame for immigration measures like the controversial new...
Doctors in the Dallas area and across Texas are threatening to opt out of Medicaid because of payment cuts, which would further damage the state's already uneven delivery of health care to the poor. The 1 percent trim to provider fees that starts Sept. 1 sounds modest. But...
The delicate work of removing and replacing a cap over the gushing oil well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico began Saturday, with robotic submarines hovering around the site. The hope is to fit a tighter dome that will funnel more oil to collection ships on the surface a mile...
For figure skating, it was the fragile French judge at the 2002 Winter Olympics. For gymnastics, it was Paul Hamm and Yang Tae Young at the 2004 Olympics. Baseball had Jeffrey Maier reaching over the wall to turn an out into a home rum, football had side judge Donald Orr...