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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting case is to decide this week whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. Pretrial hearings are scheduled Wednesday...
DALLAS (AP) - Gusty winds and low humidity were expected to bring critical wildfire risks to West and South Texas, while scattered severe thunderstorms were expected in the far northeastern part of the state. The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag warning" for...
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A judge is expected to decide whether a South Texas 17-year-old charged with attempted murder in a federal agent's shooting will stand trial as an adult. State District Judge Jesse Contreras said he would announce his decision Tuesday in Edinburg regarding...
VAN, Texas (AP) - Two people are reported hurt in a fire at an oil storage facility in East Texas as firefighters work to prevent the blaze from spreading. Van Zandt County Emergency Management Coordinator Chuck Allen says authorities were called before 3 a.m. Tuesday about an...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A former Texas businessman convicted in a $100 million life insurance scam is asking a federal appeals court in Virginia to toss his convictions. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear Adley Abdulwahab's case...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The execution of a Texas woman convicted of murdering her 71-year-old neighbor will mark the first time in three years that a woman has been put to death in the U.S. Fifty-one-year-old Kimberly McCarthy is scheduled for lethal injection Tuesday evening...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge will decide whether to approve an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge...
HOUSTON (AP) - Two men charged in a shooting that left three people wounded at a Houston-area community college are scheduled to appear in court. Harris County Jail records show 22-year-olds Carlton Berry and Trey Foster face court appearances Monday. Both are charged with...
WACO, Texas (AP) - Waco police say vandals caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at a cemetery by destroying some monuments, grave markers and statues. Large crosses were broken off their bases and full-size angel statues were on the ground at Oakwood Cemetery. Police say the...