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Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

Ted Cruz Runs for Re-election as Though It's Still 2016

Ted Cruz Runs for Re-election as Though It's Still 2016

Ted Cruz ran a surprisingly effective presidential campaign in 2016. It sometimes sounds like he still is.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

Two Bodies Found Inside Burned Truck in Houston

Two Bodies Found Inside Burned Truck in Houston

Houston police are investigating the discovery of two bodies found inside a burning pickup truck.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

O'Rourke Doubles Cruz in Latest Fundraising Totals

O'Rourke Doubles Cruz in Latest Fundraising Totals

Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he raised $3.2 million during the first three months of the year -- less than half his Democratic opponent's fundraising haul -- and now maintains only a small lead in...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

Waco Police Say Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man

Waco Police Say Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man

Waco police say an officer has fatally shot a man wielding a knife who was threatening his family members in a house and ignored commands to drop his weapon.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

Woman Shot and Killed in Chicago, Boyfriend Charged

Woman Shot and Killed in Chicago, Boyfriend Charged

A Texas man has been charged with first-degree murder death of his girlfriend who was shot to death this week on Chicago's West Side.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

Convicted Texas Senator Surrenders Law License

Convicted Texas Senator Surrenders Law License

A state senator from San Antonio who was convicted on 11 federal counts of money laundering and wire and securities fraud has surrendered his license to practice law.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

Man Charged with Capital Murder After Houston-Area Slaying

Man Charged with Capital Murder After Houston-Area Slaying

Authorities say a man has been charged with capital murder after a man was fatally shot during a botched robbery this week at a construction site in the Houston area.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

More Than 2 Dozen Wildfires Burning in Oklahoma, Texas

More Than 2 Dozen Wildfires Burning in Oklahoma, Texas

Strong winds are fueling more than two dozen wildfires burning across Oklahoma and Texas.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018

Texas Church Questioned Over Donations After Shooting

Texas Church Questioned Over Donations After Shooting

Donors, survivors and victims' families are questioning how a South Texas church is spending millions of dollars of donations made since a gunman killed more than two dozen worshippers in November.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018

Impounded Car May Be Linked To Missing Rachel Cooke Case

Impounded Car May Be Linked To Missing Rachel Cooke Case

An impounded car may be linked to the missing case of Rachel Cooke, a 19-year-old who went missing in 2002, Williamson County Officials say.

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Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

A South Texas man who pleaded guilty to stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas with taxpayer funds was sentenced Friday, a report says.
Twitch: Explained

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Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Firefighters in central Indiana had a strange problem on their hands this week: hashing out what to do with a raccoon its owner said was stoned. A woman awoke firefighters at Station 82 in Wayne Township, east...
'It Smells Like Death': Alabama Endures NYC 'Poop Train'

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A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South...
N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge

N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge

One intrepid reporter from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, decided to take on Bull City Burger’s Exotic Meats Month challenge by eating a burger garnished with an oven-roasted tarantula.
A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

The mummified carcass of a monkey found in the air ducts of a century-old downtown Minneapolis department store has triggered a mystery. The monkey quickly had his own Twitter account, the state's governor...
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