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HOUSTON (AP) - Two men have been killed and a third injured after they were struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in Houston. Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Thomas Gilliland says a men's league soccer club had been playing on a field Sunday when it began to rain...
A Fort Worth man says he doesn't want his conviction for lying about military honors and medals overturned, even though the law used to prosecute him was overturned. Richard David McClanahan says he still feels ashamed for embellishing his record. McClanahan did serve in both...
The East Texas town of Jasper is fighting back against charges from three white officers that they were unfairly treated by its recently fired black police chief. Jasper wants a federal court to dismiss lawsuits filed last month. Gary Pullen says he was fired by former chief...
An 18-year-old man has been killed in what Dallas police are describing as a drive-by shooting. Police say three people were shot just after midnight Friday at an apartment complex southeast of downtown. The person killed was identified by the medical examiner as 18-year-old...
Closing arguments are set to begin a trial that will determine the fate of Texas' controversial voter ID law. Lawyers for Texas, the Justice Department and intervening groups supporting the Justice Department's position will make their final cases in a federal court in...
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas say they have a problem with allowing drinking near the Alamo. The Texas General Land Office plans to let caterers serve liquor, beer and wine during events at Alamo Hall, outside the historic San Antonio compound. Land Office officials say...
Republican Mitt Romney is telling black voters that he's a better choice than President Barack Obama to help build their neighborhoods and lessen unemployment among African Americans. But Romney was greeted with boos from attendees at the NAACP's annual meeting Wednesday in...
Some North Texas motorists have run up tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid toll-road tolls - in 22 cases, more than $100,000 worth of driving. Now, the North Texas Tollway Authority is coming after them, warning them to pay up or wind up in court. It posted a list of close to...
Police say a man has been fatally stabbed and his wife wounded in an incident at their house in a wealthy Dallas enclave. Highland Park police Sgt. Lance Koppa (KOH'-puh) says no suspects are being sought in the stabbings early Wednesday. Koppa says the couple's 16-year-old son...