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A Texas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for a pickup truck crash on a North Dakota military base that killed a passenger. Thirty-two-year-old Mary Burns of Dayton, Texas, entered an Alford plea to a charge of negligent homicide. That means she does not admit...
Local and federal agents continue investigating the organized crime link of four men charged with capital murder in the shooting death of the driver of a truck carrying marijuana that was being tracked by law enforcement in Houston. A Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman...
Two Fort Worth firefighters have been released from the hospital after being injured battling a blaze. The Fort Worth Fire Department says the two suffered non-life-threatening injuries early Wednesday morning while fighting a house fire. One who recently graduated from the...
A Texas judge whose daughter posted a video online that showed him violently beating her when she was a teenager can no longer see his younger daughter without supervision. A state judge on Wednesday temporarily ordered that Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams could...
The race for the Republican presidential nomination is deeply unsettled with an anything-can-happen feel six weeks before Iowans start the state-by-state process of choosing a GOP challenger for President Barack Obama. Hoping to sway the many voters who are still undecided, most...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is checking into a new rule at Brownsville schools against displaying rosaries and crosses. Lisa Graybill, legal director for the ACLU of Texas, says she has filed open records requests to examine the district...
BLUFFTON, Texas (AP) _ As the drought continues, receding lakes are exposing long-hidden artifacts in Texas. A marble headstone marking an infant's grave from 1882 and concrete foundations from the old town of Bluffton have appeared in Lake Buchanan. The lake created in the...
The Republican co-chair of Congress' debt supercommittee says chances are slim that the panel can agree on a plan to reduce spending by $1.2 trillion over 10 years. Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling says "nobody wants to give up,'' but he also tells "Fox News Sunday'' that "the reality...
A Canadian businessman has purchased the Dallas Stars. The Stars said Friday that Tom Gaglardi, president of Northland Properties Corp., will be introduced Monday at a news conference as the team's new owner. The Stars signed an agreement in September to sell the team to the...