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Citing Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs clinic law

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.

Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday.

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on.

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on.

Heavy rain causes flooding in West Texas

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Heavy rain in West Texas is causing flooding in several counties where authorities are urging drivers to stay off the roads.

Texas hospital to work with CMS on TB exposure

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The West Texas hospital where more than 700 infants were exposed to tuberculosis over the past year says it will work with federal authorities to show its procedures were adequate.

Hiring in Houston up 3.9 percent, accelerating

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A report by the Texas Workforce Commission says hiring in Houston grew 3.9 percent by adding 107,400 new jobs between August 2013 and last month.

UT System head advocated for influential students

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Records show the outgoing chancellor of the University of Texas System has forwarded letters of recommendation from influential people to UT-Austin's president advocating admission of about 40 students since 2009.

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.