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CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - School has been canceled for a second day at a North Texas community where a tornado damaged buildings and cut power. The Cleburne Independent School District says all campuses remained closed Friday. Officials with the district about 25 miles south of...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A review finds dozens of tea party groups and other conservative groups subjected to improper scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service operate with small budgets and rarely displayed overt partisan activities. The Associated Press reviewed public tax filings by...
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A tea party group says the Internal Revenue Service asked about its involvement in efforts to verify signatures in the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The Northeast Tarrant Tea Party of Fort Worth, Texas says IRS officials asked for extensive...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The House is set to debate a plan to dramatically expand the number of charter schools allowed to operate in Texas - a sweeping proposal that's cleared the Senate but could face a tougher road in the lower chamber. The proposal is sponsored by Senate...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Criminal suspects suffering from mental illness could stay in jail until they are competent to stand trial under a proposal in the Texas Legislature. In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the Texas House Committee on Corrections approved a jail-based pilot...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A prison inmate has been indicted on a charge that he tried to hire someone to kill a North Texas federal judge. Authorities say a federal grand jury in Fort Worth indicted Phillip Monroe Ballard on Wednesday. Ballard was in federal custody in Fort Worth...
DALLAS (AP) - The attorney of a North Texas man who drowned two of his sons says his client acted out of fear that the boys would grow up to be just like him. Paul Johnson addressed the Dallas County jury Wednesday as Naim Rasool Muhammad's capital murder trial entered its...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 37-year-old Houston man convicted of killing a police officer 14 years ago has been put to death. Jeffrey Demond Williams' execution Wednesday evening came just over an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal from his attorneys...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Federal and state officials say they're poised to announce findings of their investigation into a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people. Officials from the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol,...