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HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a Houston-area man who saw a neighborhood couple fighting outside their home has shot and killed the husband to protect the injured wife. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the 44-year-old husband was dead at the scene Tuesday night. The...
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) - A Dallas-area man charged in a 2011 mutilation attack that left his girlfriend needing more than 500 stitches says she was the aggressor in earlier fights. Jose Arreola returns to the stand Wednesday in his Dallas aggravated sexual assault trial. He also faces...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas high school teacher has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for having child pornography at his home. Prosecutors in Corpus Christi say 41-year-old Jesus Orta was sentenced Tuesday. Orta, who was an English...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a North Texas police officer has been shot and a suspect killed following a drug-related pursuit. Fort Worth police on Wednesday did not immediately update the wounded officer's condition. Authorities Tuesday night described the officer...
DALLAS (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Texas say three Dallas residents have been indicted in an investigation of nearly $280,000 in travel agency payment fraud. Jorge Armando Flores, his wife Roxana Flores and her son Julio C. Funes-Alas were arrested Tuesday in Amityville, N.Y...
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas trooper faces dismissal amid the investigation of her videotaped body cavity search of two women along a Dallas-area highway. Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger says agency director Steve McCraw has made a preliminary determination to...
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...