News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 03:28 PM CST

TX Jury Orders Apple to Pay $625.6 Million in Patent Case

TX Jury Orders Apple to Pay $625.6 Million in Patent Case

A federal jury in East Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.6 million after finding that Apple services like FaceTime and iMessage infringed on technology patents held by Nevada patent-holding company VirnetX.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 07:28 AM CST

2 Fort Bliss Soldiers Arrested in Killing of Teen

2 Fort Bliss Soldiers Arrested in Killing of Teen

Two Fort Bliss soldiers are arrested and charged in the killing of a 16-year-old boy in El Paso County.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 04:28 PM CST

TX Birth Control Fell After Planned Parenthood Cut

TX Birth Control Fell After Planned Parenthood Cut

A new study finds that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 04:54 PM CST

Anti-Abortion Activist Indicted in Texas Turns Herself In

Anti-Abortion Activist Indicted in Texas Turns Herself In

One of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last month after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood turned herself in Wednesday to Texas authorities.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 02:52 PM CST

Baylor Failed to Help Sex Assault Victims: ESPN

Baylor Failed to Help Sex Assault Victims: ESPN

An ESPN report says Baylor University failed to act on complaints by three female students that they were sexually assaulted by a former football player who was later convicted.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM CST

Odessa Woman Sentenced to 50 Years for Abuse of Stepson

Odessa Woman Sentenced to 50 Years for Abuse of Stepson

A West Texas woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to abusing her 10-year-old stepson, who was found to be emaciated, malnourished and bruised after a concerned store clerk called...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:28 AM CST

Priest's Son Gets Life, No Parole for Killing His Parents

Priest's Son Gets Life, No Parole for Killing His Parents

The 20-year-old son of an Episcopal priest has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating his parents to death with a lamp, baseball bat and hammer.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 08:37 AM CST

Task Force Wants to Require Depression Screening

Task Force Wants to Require Depression Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force wants everyone older than 18 years old to be screened for depression.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 03:48 PM CST

TX Flight Instructor Killed in Small Plane Crash

TX Flight Instructor Killed in Small Plane Crash

A Texas flight instructor is dead after a Technam-P9O single engine aircraft crashed and caught fire at a landing strip near Houston.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 10:57 PM CST

Landry's Restaurant Chain Reports Data Breach

Landry's Restaurant Chain Reports Data Breach

The Landry's Inc. restaurant chain has reported a customer data breach with unauthorized charges at some of its more than 500 properties.

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