News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 06:42 AM CDT

CPS Workers Scrutinized After Child's Death

CPS Workers Scrutinized After Child's Death

Texas Child Protective Services officials say they expect to punish employees involved in the case of a 2-year-old toddler whose body was found buried this month in southeast Austin.

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 03:04 PM CDT

Fate of Texas' Voter ID Law in Judge's Hands

Fate of Texas' Voter ID Law in Judge's Hands

The fate of Texas' tough voter ID law moved into the hands of a federal judge Monday, following a trial that the U.S. Justice Department said exposed another chapter in the state's troubling history...

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 03:05 PM CDT

SpaceX Breaks Ground on Texas Rocket Launch Site

SpaceX Breaks Ground on Texas Rocket Launch Site

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon...

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 03:40 AM CDT

TX Vet Arrested at White House Needs Help: Family

TX Vet Arrested at White House Needs Help: Family

The former stepson of a man accused of sneaking into the White House says the Iraq war veteran owns "plenty of firepower" that he could have brought with him if he meant any harm.

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 03:03 AM CDT

Citing Joan Rivers, Gov. Perry Backs Clinic Law

Citing Joan Rivers, Gov. Perry Backs Clinic Law

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has pointed toward comedian Joan Rivers dying at a surgery clinic while defending a Texas law that would shutter abortion facilities statewide.

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 11:58 AM CDT

Security Breach Prompts More White House Security

Security Breach Prompts More White House Security

The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents...

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70-Pound Turtle Found Wandering Near SoCal Country Club

70-Pound Turtle Found Wandering Near SoCal Country Club

A turtle that weighs a whopping 70 pounds was found wandering streets near a country club in Southern California, officials said Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies found the common snapping turtle Thursday on a...

Police Car Slams Into NJ Dunkin' Donuts

Police Car Slams Into NJ Dunkin' Donuts

A South Jersey police vehicle slammed into a doughnut shop Friday morning. The police SUV crashed into the Dunkin' Donuts shop in Berlin, New Jersey just before 11 a.m. Winslow Township Police said the...

Stolen Jaguar Convertible Found 46 Years Later

Stolen Jaguar Convertible Found 46 Years Later

A classic British roadster regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made will be returned to its 82-year-old owner, Ivan Schneider, nearly five decades after the vehicle was

NY Dog Turns Up in Florida Nearly 3 Years After Disappearance

NY Dog Turns Up in Florida Nearly 3 Years After Disappearance

More than two years after a New York man's dog disappeared from its home, it mysteriously turned up in Florida.

Teen Accused of Rubbing Genitals on Pizza

Teen Accused of Rubbing Genitals on Pizza

An 18-year-old pizza store employee in Texas has been charged with a felony after police say he rubbed his genitals on food he was preparing for a customer.

Surge Is Back! Coca-Cola Revives Popular '90s Soft Drink After Fan Campaign

Surge Is Back! Coca-Cola Revives Popular '90s Soft Drink After Fan Campaign

Surge, the popular citrus flavored soft drink, has returned, The Coca-Cola Company announced Monday.

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