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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 02:34 PM CDT

Texas Attorney General Took Gifts Despite Office Rules: AP

Texas Attorney General Took Gifts Despite Office Rules: AP

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted $100,000 from the head of a company his office was investigating for Medicaid fraud despite internal rules at his agency that prohibit such gifts.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM CDT

William Reece's Bond Denied in Slaying of Oklahoma Teen

William Reece's Bond Denied in Slaying of Oklahoma Teen

A judge has denied bond for a man charged in the 1997 kidnapping and killing of an Oklahoma woman.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:53 AM CDT

Sole Finalist to Lead Houston Schools Selected

Sole Finalist to Lead Houston Schools Selected

A California educator has been named sole finalist to lead the largest public school system in Texas.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:11 AM CDT

Circus Acrobats Marry on Tightrope During Show

Circus Acrobats Marry on Tightrope During Show

Two circus acrobats tied the knot on a tightrope during a performance in Houston.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 07:50 AM CDT

Funeral Scheduled for Slain Texas Deputy

Funeral Scheduled for Slain Texas Deputy

A funeral will be held Tuesday for a Texas sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot after reporting prowlers in his backyard in Round Rock.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 02:26 PM CDT

Texas Attorney General Took Gift While Investigating Company

Texas Attorney General Took Gift While Investigating Company

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is under indictment on felony charges of duping investors in a tech startup, accepted $100,000 for his criminal defense from the head of a medical imaging provider...

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Hot Weather Causes Horse Poop to Burst Into Flames

Hot Weather Causes Horse Poop to Burst Into Flames

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Man Attacks Officers With Batarangs

Man Attacks Officers With Batarangs

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Stuck Ducklings Get A Helping Hand

Stuck Ducklings Get A Helping Hand

A couple of newly hatched baby ducklings in Northern Japan were in trouble and one man came to their rescue. The video shows two baby ducklings crying as they struggle to get out of the pond with high edges.

Long Lost World Series Ring Found

Long Lost World Series Ring Found

Former Kansas City Royals player and scout Jerry Terrell has been reunited with the 1985 World Series ring he lost nearly a year ago.

Man Playing 'Pokemon Go' at Night Gets Stuck in Mud Pit

Man Playing 'Pokemon Go' at Night Gets Stuck in Mud Pit

A 62-year-old man had to be rescued after he became stuck in waist-deep mud while playing 'Pokemon Go' at night in the woods behind his upstate New York home, authorities said.

Think Trump and Clinton Fall Flat? Cast a Vote for Cat in the Hat

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Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat. The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, outside the...

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