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Family mourns soldier killed in Fort Hood attack

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The mother of a 37-year-old Illinois soldier killed during an attack at Fort Hood says she was reunited less than two weeks earlier with a daughter she gave up for adoption at birth. Read Story »
  • August 20, 2014 8:14 p.m.
    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses. Read Story »
  • August 20, 2014 6:15 p.m.
    HOUSTON (AP) — An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday. Read Story »
  • August 20, 2014 6:10 p.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday. Read Story »
  • August 20, 2014 5:16 p.m.
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. Read Story »
  • August 20, 2014 5:05 p.m.
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck and served no prison time has been arrested on charges related to impersonating an officer. Read Story »
  • August 19, 2014 8:42 p.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being." Read Story »
  • August 19, 2014 6:36 p.m.
    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday. Read Story »
  • August 19, 2014 3:11 p.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years. Read Story »
  • August 19, 2014 9:24 a.m.
    GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A murder warrant has been issued for a suspect in a fatal stabbing during a fight at a North Texas roller skating rink that left two people dead and five hurt. Read Story »
  • August 19, 2014 8:51 a.m.
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Light rail service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas. Read Story »
  • August 18, 2014 9:34 p.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken — and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of power against him. Read Story »
  • August 18, 2014 4:58 p.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry say they don't know when he will be booked on abuse of power charges — but that it won't happen in secret. Read Story »
  • August 18, 2014 4:27 p.m.
    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Brandon Carr should make his preseason debut Saturday night in Miami after missing the first two weeks of training camp to be with his ailing mother before she died of breast cancer. Read Story »
  • August 18, 2014 1:58 p.m.
    MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues. Read Story »
  • August 17, 2014 6:33 p.m.
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adam Rosales and Mike Carp hit RBI singles in the ninth inning off Angels closer Huston Street, rallying the Texas Rangers over Los Angeles 3-2 Sunday. Read Story »