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The long-estranged father of the first prison inmate to be posthumously exonerated by DNA testing in Texas has suddenly come forward, claiming he's entitled to half of the nearly $1.1 million the state awarded the man's family. Ernest J. Kennard obtained an order from a Fort...
A judge is near a decision on whether jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is competent to stand trial next month. Testimony in a federal court competency hearing in Houston is expected to conclude Thursday, with U.S. District Judge David Hittner expected to then issue a...
Prosecutors in Houston say six men have pleaded guilty to smuggling more than a ton and a-half of marijuana in loads of watermelons. Investigators say the marijuana, in loads transported since June, was hidden in pallets of watermelons being trucked from McAllen to a warehouse...
BP wants to shield itself from having to compensate Halliburton for punitive damages, fines and penalties the cement contractor may face for its role in the deadly 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Billions of dollars are potentially at stake as a federal...
Some stashed cash, nearly $306,000, has turned up in a car heading from Texas into Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized the undeclared currency during an outbound examination. Customs officials on Tuesday announced the money was...
Another winter storm could bring more dangerous driving conditions to New Mexico. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday night through Friday afternoon as a cold system approaches the Four Corners area. Another round of accumulating snow...
Retail gasoline prices across Texas have slipped 4 cents this week as travelers prepare to hit the road for the holidays. AAA Texas on Wednesday reported that the average price at the pump is $3.05 per gallon. The association says gasoline prices nationwide are down a nickel, to...
Five people, including two children, were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in central Texas and authorities say weather may have played a role in the crash. Ernest Contreras of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Monday night just before 10 p.m...
Forecasters are warning that pre-holiday travel could be nearly impossible in the Great Plains as heavy snow and fierce winds crawl deeper into the region. The National Weather Service said Tuesday that about 10 inches of snow had fallen before dawn in western Kansas, and...