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Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 07:44 PM CST

Planned Parenthood Ruling Expected Tuesday

Planned Parenthood Ruling Expected Tuesday

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas' attempt to boot Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists in 2015 -- but a deadline now looms...

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:14 AM CST

TX Lawmakers Look at Foster Care on Monday

TX Lawmakers Look at Foster Care on Monday

The House Human Services Committee on Monday hears a series of bills aiming to improve Texas' troubled foster system, including a proposal making it easier for relatives to adopt at-risk children.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 07:45 PM CST

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Takes on the NFL Over Bathroom Bill

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Takes on the NFL Over Bathroom Bill

The Texas governor was throwing verbal penalty flags: 15 yards for sports league overreach. Another 15 for pigskin meddling in state policy.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 04:56 AM CST

High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited their match.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 01:40 PM CST

Federal Agents Recall Branch Davidian Shootout 24 Years Ago

Federal Agents Recall Branch Davidian Shootout 24 Years Ago

With the 24th anniversary of the deadly Branch Davidian standoff approaching, some federal agents are telling their stories.

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:41 PM CST

Woman Accused of Abducting Woman Who Shamed Muslims

Woman Accused of Abducting Woman Who Shamed Muslims

A woman is in jail for abducting another woman who was shameful to the Muslim community.

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:15 PM CST

Justice Department Cites Hiring Freeze Concerns for Disabled

Justice Department Cites Hiring Freeze Concerns for Disabled

Hiring freeze could violate Texas' federal agreement to improve facilities for intellectually disabled people.

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 11:57 AM CST

Some Texas Grad Students Hold Bar Conferences to Avoid Guns

Some Texas Grad Students Hold Bar Conferences to Avoid Guns

Students at the University of Texas at Austin are getting creative with their meetings to avoid guns being present.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 12:45 AM CST

Texas Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Selena Widower to Proceed

Texas Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Selena Widower to Proceed

The slain Tejano musician's father and widower are at odds over a TV series about her.

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 10:51 AM CST

Hundreds of Texans May Have Voted Improperly

Hundreds of Texans May Have Voted Improperly

Texas has the toughest voter ID law in the country, but people still voted illegally.

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Rare Quadruplet Calves Born in Ireland

Rare Quadruplet Calves Born in Ireland

A farming family in Ireland's County Clare is celebrating the births of four nearly identical calves.  The odds of this happening are quite incredible.

Man Drives Half-Mile with Police Officer on Hood

Man Drives Half-Mile with Police Officer on Hood

A man in China drove away from a checkpoint with a police officer on the hood of his car.  The incident was captured on surveillance footage.

Florida Man Claims Dog Accidentally Shot His Girlfriend

Florida Man Claims Dog Accidentally Shot His Girlfriend

Diesel the dog did it. That's the claim a 25-year-old Jacksonville man made after his girlfriend was shot in the leg while she was sleeping. Brian Murphy's girlfriend, Summer Miracle, was taken to the hospital late Tuesday with non-life threatening injuries. Murphy told police he was sleeping next to Miracle when his dog Diesel woke him up. He went outside with the dog and then came back into the home.

Caught on Video: Tiger Knocks Drone out of the Sky

Caught on Video: Tiger Knocks Drone out of the Sky

Incredible video captured at a Siberian tiger enclosure in Northeast China. China's state broadcaster released this footage showing the animals chasing a drone until one jumps up and knocks it out of the sky. Footage from a second camera shows the tigers gathering around the drone on the ground and tearing into it until they were scared away because it started smoking. Staff members say they use drone chasing to keep the tigers fit.

City Scraps Decades-Old Ban That Nixed Valentine's Day Dance

City Scraps Decades-Old Ban That Nixed Valentine's Day Dance

Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta, Oklahoma. City leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance on dancing, the Tulsa World reported. The dance ordinance, with a penalty of $25, prohibited dance halls within 500 feet of a church or public school. In February, resident Joni Insabella decided to host a dance above her store, which is within 500 feet of a church. The city's Chamber of Commerce posted about the event and called Insabella a rule breaker on Facebook and accused her of getting special treatment, because of her husband, who's the city's attorney.

Girl Turns to Police Department for Help on Math Homework

Girl Turns to Police Department for Help on Math Homework

When a 10-year-old girl needed help with her math homework, she sought assistance from an unlikely source — her local police department. “I’m having trouble with my homework. Could you help me?” Lena Draper wrote in a Facebook message to the Marion, Ohio Police Department. The department responded, and — surprise, surprise — it had answers.

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