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A former FBI director conducting an investigation into alleged misconduct inside the settlement program for compensating victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill has concluded that a claim at the center of his probe was awarded more than $357,000 based on fraudulent information. In a...
The FBI says it's investigating death threats made against members of the Dallas hunting club that intends to auction off a rare permit to kill an endangered black rhino. FBI spokeswoman Katherine Chaumont says the agency is reviewing multiple threats against the Dallas Safari...
The state's child protection agency says it missed warning signs that a 1-year-old who died after being beaten was in a dangerous environment. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging the failings in the case of Orion...
Police say two teenagers are suspects in a string of armed robberies and one sexual assault on a Houston bike trail. Houston police said Wednesday that Damontres Darnell Mitchell and Jassan Rashaad Hughes have both been charged with single aggravated sexual assault counts and...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department plans on becoming the only major state agency with an executive solely in charge of diversity. Plans to hire a chief diversity and inclusion officer in 2014 come after two employees filed federal discrimination complaints against the...
The Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are disciplined for breaking school rules. Government civil rights data show black students without disabilities are more...
A conservative political action committee has begun airing television ads attacking Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Stockman. The group called Texans for a Conservative Majority bought time on television stations in Houston, Beaumont and Port Arthur, the heart of Stockman...
Federal agents have apprehended a fugitive near San Antonio two years after he left a shoe behind while allegedly trying to storm a Colorado home with others. Mario Andreas Godinez was arrested Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service on a charge of attempted murder. The 20-year-old...
A former San Antonio-area teacher is being accused by police of sexually assaulting a student in his classroom. The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/JGnIxo ) Raymond Casillas has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to an arrest...