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Judge orders sweeping changes to Texas foster care system

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:36:41 GMT2018-01-19T23:36:41Z

DALLAS (AP) -- A judge ordered Texas to make sweeping changes to its foster care system on Friday, two years after she found it unconstitutionally broken....

Texas observes Confederate Heroes Day amid growing debate

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:34:10 GMT2018-01-19T18:34:10Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas on Friday again observed Confederate Heroes Day as a state holiday after recent failed attempts to change the name and avoid occasional calendar conflicts with Martin Luther King Jr. Day....

Texas judge recuses self after pushing jurors for acquittal

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:39:19 GMT2018-01-19T23:39:19Z

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) -- A Texas judge overseeing the trial of a woman accused of trafficking her teenage niece recused himself after interrupting jury deliberations to push for an acquittal....

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on 'Peyton Place,' has died

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:06:34 GMT2018-01-20T01:06:34Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap "Peyton Place," died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93....

'Watching my family burn': Woman frantic after copter crash

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:15:39 GMT2018-01-20T01:15:39Z

RATON, N.M. (AP) -- Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her "family burn."...

Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:49:51 GMT2018-01-19T19:49:51Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself....

Lawyer: ICE unjustly holding award-winning Mexican reporter

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:13:08 GMT2018-01-19T19:13:08Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Advocates for an award-winning journalist trying to win asylum in the United States because he says he received death threats in Mexico accused U.S. immigration officials Friday of unjustly detaining him based on a disputed 1999 incident....

Texas unemployment rate reaches 3.9 percent in December

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:44:54 GMT2018-01-19T18:44:54Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas; unemployment rate rose slightly in December to 3.9 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday....

The Latest: Ranchers among 1st to get to helicopter crash

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:38:20 GMT2018-01-20T00:38:20Z

RATON, N.M. (AP) -- The Latest on a helicopter crash in New Mexico that killed five people, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader (all times local):...

San Antonio officer arrested, accused of shoplifting at mall

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:14:37 GMT2018-01-19T21:14:37Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A veteran San Antonio police officer has been charged with theft after being accused of shoplifting at a mall while off-duty....