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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...
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...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas prosecutor indicted on racketeering charges disagrees with his former law partner and co-defendant in arguing his upcoming trial should stay in Brownsville. Former Cameron County district attorney Armando Villalobos's attorney, Joel...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Two instructors at a South Texas base that provides basic training for the Air Force face separate court-martials on charges arising from a sex scandal. Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto and Staff Sgt. Donald Davis have been scheduled for military trials to begin Monday at...
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...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - Police say a second suspect has been arrested in a shooting that wounded three people at a Houston-area college. Police Officer David Tilley said Friday that Trey Foster was captured in the Dallas suburb of Plano. Foster faces two counts of aggravated assault...
TIMPSON, Texas (AP) - East Texas has had a minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.1 magnitude quake happened at 1:01 a.m. Friday and was centered about two miles west-northwest of Timpson. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office had no immediate reports of damage or...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - Three former employees of a South Texas county under a federal corruption investigation have pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme relating to county contracts. Former Maverick County auditor's worker Alejandra Garcia pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a bribe...