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Texas executes serial killer

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

Texas put to death a serial killer Thursday, after the US Supreme Court rejected his last-ditch appeal over the source of lethal injection drugs.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Officials: 4 dead, including gunman, at Fort Hood

In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, file photo, an entrance is shown to Fort Hood Army Base in Fort Hood, Texas. Fort Hood says there's been a shooting at the Texas Army base and that there have been injuries, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. AP

A gunman opened fire Wednesday (Thursday morning, Manila Time) at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US hospital takes brain-dead pregnant woman off life support

Autumn Brackeen of Fort Worth, Texas shows her support for the Munoz family outside the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center, in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, after a judge ruled in Marlise Munoz life or death case.  Erick Munoz's wife Marlise is brain dead and on life support with his unborn child at John Peter Smith Hospital. The judge has sided with the family of Marlise Munoz and ordered John Peter Smith Hospital to declare the pregnant woman dead and withdraw life support by 5 p.m. Monday.  AP

A brain-dead, pregnant woman was disconnected from life support Sunday at a hospital in Texas, ending a legal battle that had kept her on a ventilator against her family’s wishes.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

In this June, 7, 2013, file photo, Shannon Richardson is escorted to a Titus County Sheriff's car after a court appearance in Texarkana, Texas. Richardson has a federal court appearance scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Texarkana, Texas, and is expected to plead guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. AP

A former actress from Texas pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Court reinstates most Texas abortion restrictions

In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, Dottie and Tom Knodell, opponents of abortion, hold signs outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, in San Antonio. A U.S. appeals court on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, issued a ruling reinstating most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions, which means as many as 12 clinics will not be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday issued a ruling reinstating most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions, which means as many as 12 clinics won’t be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Texas city adopts disputed gay rights measure

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San Antonio’s leaders on Thursday approved anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents, despite the disapproval of top Texas Republicans and religious conservatives.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Texas abortion providers fear major shutdowns

Dr. Howard Novick discusses Texas abortion restrictions at his Houston office Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature could force Novick to close the Houston abortion clinic he opened in 1980 because, he says, he does not have $1 million to $1.5 million to convert his run-of-the-mill medical office into a fully loaded surgical center with wide corridors and sophisticated air-flow systems. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Dr. Howard Novick winces as he recalls treating two and three women a week for infections and complications from botched abortions. It was the early 1970s, before the procedure was legalized, and the experience persuaded him to devote his life to this area of medicine.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Texas Senate passes restrictive abortion bill

Members of the gallery cheer and chant as the Texas Senate tries to bring an abortion bill to a vote as time expires, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Amid the deafening roar of abortion rights supporters, Texas Republicans huddled around the Senate podium to pass new abortion restrictions, but whether the vote was cast before or after midnight is in dispute. If signed into law, the measures would close almost every abortion clinic in Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Amid the deafening roar of abortion rights supporters, Texas Republicans huddled around the Senate podium to pass legislation that is expected to close almost every abortion clinic in the second most populous US state.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Effort to halt abortion bill vote blocked

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, stands on a near empty senate floor as she filibusters in an effort to kill an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers.  AP/Eric Gay

Texas’ lieutenant governor late Tuesday suspended a female senator’s marathon speech aimed at blocking a vote on wide-ranging abortion restrictions , but Democrats moved quickly to appeal the decision.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Authorities identify suspect in Texas shootings

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Authorities say a man suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded was stationed at a Marine base in North Carolina.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 dead, 5 injured after series of Texas shootings

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Two people are dead and five injured after a gunman in Texas shot at several vehicles, apparently at random, authorities said Monday.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornado

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At least six people were killed Wednesday as a spring tornado outbreak devastated parts of Texas, destroying or damaging dozens of homes and injuring dozens of people.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Crews seek survivors, bodies after Texas blast

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Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris while the community awaited word on the number of dead.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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