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HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors at the trial of a woman accused of murder after four children died in a fire at her Houston home day care are presenting testimony from neighbors and emotional 911 calls to detail for jurors the frantic efforts to try to save the kids. Investigators...
A Dallas promotions company that paid Lance Armstrong $7 million for winning his sixth Tour de France is demanding he return the money. A spokesman for SCA Promotions says the company will send Armstrong a demand letter on Monday now that Armstrong seven Tour de Fance titles...
MONROE, N.C. (AP) - A former scoutmaster in North Carolina admits he molested as many as 10 boys in the early 1970s. The file on Thomas J. Menghi Jr. is just one among thousands of pages on suspected abusers kept by the Boy Scouts of America and released under a recent court...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man has been recognized for stepping in to stop an assault on a city police officer. Dallas police say officer Billy Taylor was being attacked earlier this month outside a downtown Dallas homeless shelter. Charles Alexander saw the attack and, according to...
KELLER, Texas (AP) - Police officers north of Fort Worth have shot and killed a shoplifting suspect who allegedly lunged for an officer's gun while in custody. Police in Keller say they were called to Kohl's department store at about 4 p.m. Thursday. The man had been detained by...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Museum of Natural Science is preparing for the upcoming Maya "doomsday" scenarios by launching an exhibit to teach visitors about the ancient culture and debunk the myth that they predicted the end of the world would come Dec. 21, 2012. Curator Dirk...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors in El Paso will seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his estranged wife, her boyfriend and her teenage daughter. Luis Javier Solis Gonzalez is charged with capital murder in connection with the May deaths of 34-year-old...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A British man accused of trying to buy missile parts from undercover U.S. agents for sale to Iran is to return to federal court in El Paso to enter a new plea. Christopher Tappin pleaded not guilty after his extradition from the United Kingdom in February...
The final 41-mile stretch of Texas Highway 130 opened Wednesday after three years of construction. The speed limit is 85 mph. The toll road is intended to help alleviate the increasingly crowded Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio, which are two of the state's...