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9 months 2 weeks ago

Texas woman indicted in ricin letter-to-Obama case

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted an East Texas woman who authorities say sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others in an attempt to frame her estranged husband. Prosecutors announced Friday that 35-year-old Shannon Richardson is named in a three-count indictment. Richardson is accused...

1 year 6 days ago

Two dead after bus crash near Dallas

At least two people are dead and more than a dozen others are injured after a charter bus crashed near Dallas, Texas. The accident happened yesterday as a private charter bus was traveling on the President George Bush Turnpike. It took emergency crews about an hour to remove more than...

1 year 1 week ago

Texas DA will be laid to rest today

The texas District Attorney who lost his life Saturday will be laid to rest today. The funeral services for Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, will take place in Wortham, Texas. That will be followed by a private burial. The governor of Texas was among the hundreds of people who...

1 year 2 weeks ago

Texas considers giving prosecutors more security

HOUSTON (AP) - After two Texas prosecutors were slain in two months, law enforcement agencies across the state are trying to better protect attorneys who go after violent criminals. Some top prosecutors have already received round-the-clock security details. Others are withholding some personal information from public records. But current and...

1 year 2 weeks ago

1 dead in plane crash south of Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - One person is confirmed dead in a single-engine plane crash south of Denver. Douglas County sheriff's spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says a rancher found a Cherokee Piper PA-28 plane in a cow pasture Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane took off Saturday with one person...

1 year 3 months ago

Storms, tornado threats for Christmas around US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a...

1 year 3 months ago

US gun support runs far deeper than politics

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - As President Barack Obama urges new gun restrictions in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre, the National Rifle Association is calling for armed volunteers in public schools. It has set up another political debate over gun violence. Yet gun enthusiasts like Adam Lanza's mother complicate...

1 year 5 months ago

'Ether Man' gets 156 years for NM rapes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Colorado inmate suspected of being the "Ether Man" serial rapist has been sentenced to 156 years in prison on rape charges in New Mexico. Robert Howard Bruce was sentenced Tuesday in an Albuquerque court after pleading guilty to nine charges of rape. Bruce is serving...

1 year 7 months ago

Pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern Iowa. The Quad-City Times reported that Glenn A. Smith, of Frisco, Texas, was the pilot killed in the crash. Smith was CEO of the Warbird Educational Foundation that...

1 year 8 months ago

Texas executes man who claims low IQ

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The state of Texas has executed a convicted killer whose lawyers say shouldn't have been eligible for the death penalty because of his low IQ. Marvin Wilson was executed Tuesday evening at the state prison in Huntsville. The 54-year-old was condemned for killing a police informant...

1 year 11 months ago

Texas man's execution halted for now

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court says it won't overturn a district judge's reprieve for a Texas man convicted of killing a neighbor and stealing his motorcycle while on parole for rape. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means condemned inmate Anthony Bartee won't...

1 year 11 months ago

Texas teen accused of faking cancer

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas teenager accused of faking cancer to steal $17,000 in donations has been released from jail on bond. Court records show a status hearing has been scheduled May 31 in El Paso for 19-year-old Angie Gomez of Horizon City. Gomez on Tuesday night...

2 years 6 days ago

Colorado A.G. joins e-book price fixing lawsuit

Colorado will join in a multi-state lawsuit over price fixing claims against publishers including Penguin Group, Simon & Schuster and Apple. There is suspicion those companies engaged in price fixing and other anti-competitive practices in the electronic book market. The antitrust lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court...

2 years 1 month ago

Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Strickland dies at 79

DENVER (AP) - Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Ted Strickland has died. The Adams County coroner's office confirmed Strickland's death Wednesday but had no further details. The Denver Post reports the 79-year-old had been in faltering health. The Republican served in both the Colorado House and Senate. He was lieutenant governor...

2 years 1 month ago

Investigator recommends trial in Afghan suicide

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A military investigator is recommending a court-martial for an eighth soldier suspected of involvement in the suicide of a soldier in Afghanistan. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 35-year-old Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas of Port Arthur, Texas, is the last of eight Fort Wainwright soldiers recommended for...

2 years 1 month ago

Cartoonist: 'Doonesbury' pushback not surprising

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Cartoonist Garry Trudeau says it would have been surprising if there hadn't been pushback against an upcoming series of his "Doonesbury" comic strip that lampoons a Texas abortion law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion. The national syndicate that distributes "Doonesbury" to...

2 years 3 months ago

Small plane crash in Texas kills 5

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - 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....

2 years 4 months ago

CSU student's death tied to suspected heroin

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - An 18-year-old freshman at Colorado State University found unresponsive in his dorm room has died. The (Fort Collins) Coloradoan reports hat 18-year-old Sean William McGowan of Springs, Texas, was found unresponsive in his Summit Hall room Monday morning. He was taken to Poudre Valley...

2 years 4 months ago

Weekly US oil and gas rig count drops by 1

HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by one this week to 2,000. Houston-based drilling product provider Baker Hughes Inc. reported Wednesday 1,130 rigs were exploring for oil and 865 for natural gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous....

2 years 5 months ago

Gingrich, Cain face off in sideline debate

(AP) - Presidential candidate Herman Cain is hoping a head-to-head debate with rival Newt Gingrich will turn the page on a politically troublesome week he spent dealing with allegations of sexual harassment. Saturday night's debate in Texas is supposed to focus on issues such as Social Security and Medicare. Organizers...

2 years 6 months ago

Texas wildfire most likely electrical

DALLAS (AP) - Officials say something electrical likely caused a massive central Texas wildfire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,500 homes. The Texas Forest Service didn't elaborate in a Tuesday release announcing the end of the investigation into the main Bastrop County blaze. Forest Service officials...

2 years 7 months ago

Supreme Court halts Texas execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial. Forty-eight-year-old Duane Buck was scheduled...

2 years 7 months ago

Supreme Court halts Texas execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial. Forty-eight-year-old Duane Buck was scheduled...

2 years 7 months ago

Planes from Peterson head to fight fires

Two Department of Defense C-130s equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airbome Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) head to fight fires in Texas. The MAFFSA are special tanks that hold 3000 gallons of fire retardant or water and can discharge the entire load in less than five seconds over an area...

2 years 7 months ago

Texas wildfires now 30 percent contained

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - The Texas Forest Service says massive wildfires near Austin are 30 percent contained. Agency spokeswoman April Saginor says lighter winds have helped firefighting efforts in Bastrop County, where blazes have destroyed more than 600 homes and blackened about 45 square miles. Saginor says the...

2 years 7 months ago

Texas wildfires continue to rage

Thousands of evacuees spent the night away from their homes in Central Texas as firefighters tried to control a wind-fueled wildfire that has destroyed nearly 500 homes. Authorities say slack winds expected after midnight Tuesday could help firefighters make progress on the 25,000-acre blaze racing through rain-starved farm and...

2 years 7 months ago

Wildfires become deadly

DALLAS (AP) - A sheriff says a fast-moving wildfire has engulfed a home in East Texas, killing a 20-year-old woman and her 18-month-old daughter who were trapped inside. Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano says the fire destroyed the home Sunday between Lincoln City and Gladewater, more than 100 miles east...

2 years 8 months ago

Perry spokesman confirms he's running

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's a move that is certain to shake up the race for the GOP presidential nomination. A spokesman says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president. He says Perry will make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire. ...

2 years 9 months ago

Perry may 'shake up' GOP field

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling influential Republicans in early voting New Hampshire and Iowa, the latest indication that he's seriously considering a presidential run. New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon tells The Associated Press that Perry called him over the weekend to gauge his...

2 years 9 months ago

Helmut Newton exhibit set to open

HOUSTON (AP) - An exhibit of works by fashion photographer Helmut Newton is set to open this weekend in Houston. The exhibit opening Sunday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston includes all of the photographs from his first three books. More than 200 photographs from the books will...

2 years 9 months ago

Alamosa couple faces murder charges

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - A couple arrested in Colorado faces murder charges after the man was pulled over driving the truck of a man who'd gone missing in Arlington, Texas. Forty-three-year-old Thomas Eugene Dunham was stopped by officers in Alamosa on June 7. He was driving a truck that...

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