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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 04:43 PM CDT

Gov. Abbott Says Latinos Shouldn't Fear 'Sanctuary City' Ban

Gov. Abbott Says Latinos Shouldn't Fear 'Sanctuary City' Ban

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says Hispanics shouldn't fear being stopped and asked to prove their immigration status under a coming ban on so-called sanctuary cities unless they're "suspected of having committed some...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 03:23 PM CDT

6 Children Hurt During Preschool Science Experiment in Texas

6 Children Hurt During Preschool Science Experiment in Texas

Houston-area fire officials say six children have been hurt during a science experiment that caused a small blaze at a preschool.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 06:16 PM CDT

Cornyn Tells Trump Admin. He's Not Interested in FBI Job

Cornyn Tells Trump Admin. He's Not Interested in FBI Job

Texas Sen. John Cornyn has told the Trump administration he isn't interested in serving as FBI director, making him the second member of Congress to take himself out of the running this week.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:08 PM CDT

Boy, 11, Killed in East Texas School Bus Crash

Boy, 11, Killed in East Texas School Bus Crash

An 11-year-old boy has been killed in a crash involving the school bus on which he was riding on a rural road near the Texas-Louisiana border.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 04:54 PM CDT

FBI Candidate Cornyn Says No Special Counsel for Inquiry

FBI Candidate Cornyn Says No Special Counsel for Inquiry

Texas Sen. John Cornyn, one of several candidates President Donald Trump is considering to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, sees no need for a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 04:42 PM CDT

Chiefs Top Draft Pick Mahomes Unharmed in Robbery

Chiefs Top Draft Pick Mahomes Unharmed in Robbery

Rookie Kansas Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes escaped injury after being robbed outside a Texas home after attending a college baseball game, authorities said Monday in describing the holdup as random.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 04:45 PM CDT

Texas Testing Trump Administration Over Abortion Providers

Texas Testing Trump Administration Over Abortion Providers

Texas is asking the federal government to reverse course and fund a state-run women's health program that excludes Planned Parenthood, an apparent test of the Trump administration over abortion policy.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 07:39 PM CDT

Jaguar Escapes Enclosure, Kills Monkey at Texas Zoo

Jaguar Escapes Enclosure, Kills Monkey at Texas Zoo

Officials insist there was no risk to the public when a jaguar escaped its enclosure and attacked a monkey at a Texas zoo, even though they don't know how the big cat got loose.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:01 AM CDT

Mexican Man on Texas Death Row Loses Supreme Court Appeal

Mexican Man on Texas Death Row Loses Supreme Court Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review an appeal from a Mexican man on Texas death row for the slayings of his wife and two children at their Rio Grande Valley home more than 25 years ago.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 08:08 AM CDT

School Sex Complaints to Federal Agency Rise, Languish

School Sex Complaints to Federal Agency Rise, Languish

An Associated Press analysis of Office for Civil Rights records finds that only about one in 10 sexual violence complaints against elementary and secondary schools led to improvements and nearly half of all such...

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Two Japanese Melons Sell For About $13,500

Two Japanese Melons Sell For About $13,500

A pair of Japanese Yubari cantaloupe melons were sold for about $13,500 at the first auction of the harvest season in Sapporo. The Yubari melons are known for their perfect proportions and are often given as...

Airborne Jeep Slams Into Occupied Home

Airborne Jeep Slams Into Occupied Home

A Jeep flew into the side of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, duplex Thursday morning, to the disbelief of a tenant who was sleeping inside. 

Girl Snatched Off Pier by Sea Lion Treated for 'Seal Finger'

Girl Snatched Off Pier by Sea Lion Treated for 'Seal Finger'

The family of the Canadian girl who was snatched off a pier by a sea lion last weekend is speaking out for the first time, announcing that she is being for a related infection known as “seal finger,” NBC News...

New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music

New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music

What if tattoos could talk? That's what Nate Siggard, CEO and founder of Skin Motion, is trying to do with his soundwave tattoo app. It works like this: users can upload sounds and voices to the app, creating...

Couple Uses McDonald's Nugget to Catch Record Bass

Couple Uses McDonald's Nugget to Catch Record Bass

A couple recently caught a largemouth bass weighing 10.802 pounds at Highview Marina in Ennis County using a McDonald's chicken nugget and a fishing rod. The fish, measuring 24.5 inches long, was released...

Shocking Video Shows Sea Lion Snatch Girl From Pier

Shocking Video Shows Sea Lion Snatch Girl From Pier

A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast. It happened Saturday in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb. University student...

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