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Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.

Fossil of ancient swordfish to be auctioned

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The skeletal rendition of an 85 million year old swordfish is set to be sold later this month by a Dallas-based auction house.

History books spark latest Texas classroom battle

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

As Texas mulls new social studies books for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers.

Texas couple sentenced in child death case

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

A Pasadena man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and his wife has received probation for injuring their 10-month-old son who died after being scalded.

Supreme Court Justice Thomas appears in East Texas

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court justice best known for his silence on the bench will speak to an audience in East Texas.

Man sentenced for stabbing, hiding body under bed

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for fatally stabbing his girlfriend and then stuffing her body underneath his bed.

Nearly $3 million in drugs seized in South Texas

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $3 million in illegal narcotics during two seizures at international bridges in South Texas.

Indicted official denied court-appointed lawyer

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

A federal judge has denied a request for a court-appointed attorney by a longtime Dallas County commissioner who is accused of accepting nearly $1 million in bribes.

Texas regents exclude lawmakers from inquiry

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

University of Texas System regents have rejected attempts by two state lawmakers to monitor all interviews during an independent investigation into school admissions.

Widow sentenced in death of husband buried in yard

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

A 63-year-old North Texas widow has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the death of her husband, who was found buried in the front yard of their rural home.