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Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 07:53 PM CST

Gov. Abbott Declares Feb. 2 'Chris Kyle Day' in Texas

Gov. Abbott Declares Feb. 2 'Chris Kyle Day' in Texas

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says he is declaring Feb. 2 as "Chris Kyle Day" in Texas to honor the late U.S. serviceman whose life is depicted in the blockbuster film "American Sniper."

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 03:31 PM CST

Lawsuit: Exploding Air Bag Killed Texas Man

Lawsuit: Exploding Air Bag Killed Texas Man

The family of a Texas man who might be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan has filed a lawsuit in connection with his death.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 03:22 PM CST

Jury Dismissed in Texas Veterans Parade Crash Trial

Jury Dismissed in Texas Veterans Parade Crash Trial

A Midland judge says jurors have been dismissed and motions are pending in the trial involving people who were hurt or whose family members died when a freight train struck a veterans parade float.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 07:32 PM CST

Lee Harvey Oswald's Casket Wrongly Sold

Lee Harvey Oswald's Casket Wrongly Sold

A judge says the original casket in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried belongs to Oswald's brother, not the funeral home that auctioned it off for more than $87,000.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 03:07 PM CST

Spurs' Duncan Seeks $1M in Damages

Spurs' Duncan Seeks $1M in Damages

Spurs star Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit contending that a series of investments enriched his financial adviser but were losing propositions for the NBA star, including $7.5 million in an entertainment company...

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 02:34 PM CST

Abbott Urges Civility After Lawmaker's Muslim Remarks

Abbott Urges Civility After Lawmaker's Muslim Remarks

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says "we must have civil discourse" after a freshman Texas lawmaker instructed her staff to ask visiting Muslims to declare their allegiance to America.

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WATCH: Hot Air Ballon Lands on a SoCal Street

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Drug Store Thief Hops Counter, Steals Prescription Pills

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Dismembered Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD

Dismembered Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD

San Francisco police say a suitcase found in the South of Market neighborhood Wednesday afternoon contained dismembered body parts. A medical examiner confirmed the remains are human, but police said it...

UF Changing Records System Called ISIS

UF Changing Records System Called ISIS

The University of Florida is changing the name of its records management system known as "ISIS," a move being applauded by a student who is the cousin of a journalist killed by the terrorist organization of the...

Man Orders Pizza During Standoff: Irving Police

Man Orders Pizza During Standoff: Irving Police

A four-hour standoff ended with the arrest of a man with warrants for aggravated assault after an Irving pizzeria manager tipped police to his location Wednesday.

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