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Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."

US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

2 ex-chiefs of Samarion Inc. face fraud charges

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Two former executives of a Madison County company have been indicted for intentionally misleading investors in Mississippi and Alabama about a monitoring system for nursing homes or other health care facilities that could help improve the overall care of patients, federal officials said Thursday.

Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights.

Texas town could rebuild plant after fatal blast

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.

Ousted top South Texas lawman admits taking bribe

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A fired South Texas sheriff's commander whose indictment carried federal prosecutors a step closer to his boss pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting a bribe.

Abbott campaign accepting Bitcoin contributions

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's campaign for governor says it will accept contributions made with the bitcoin virtual currency.

Bush's ride for wounded veterans scheduled for May

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Former President George W. Bush's annual mountain bike ride for U.S. military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan will be held this year at his Crawford ranch in Central Texas.

State seeks to move offenders into Southeast Texas

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Southeast Texas officials say they were never notified by the state of plans to relocate to their county two-dozen sex offenders classified as among the state's most dangerous.