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Search resumes for Texas deputy missing in flood

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy resumed Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.

Italian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site.

GOP's Abbott, Democrats' Davis face off in debate

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

For the first time since 1998, the Republican and Democratic nominees for Texas governor will debate their positions in a South Texas setting.

3 finalists in La higher ed commissioner search

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Louisiana's Board of Regents has named finalists from West Virginia, Rhode Island and Texas for the state's next higher education commissioner.

2 school officials sentenced for stealing millions

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Two top officials of a Southeast Texas school district have been sentenced to prison for stealing more than $4 million from the district.

Questions, answers on cameras for Border Patrol

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing the use of body cameras by agents on Oct. 1 at its training academy in Artesia, New Mexico. The White House has said requiring law enforcement officers to wear cameras could be a way to ease mistrust by the public.

Federal inmate sentenced for deadly assault

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A Missouri man incarcerated at a federal prison in Southeast Texas has been sentenced to more than 12 years for fatally beating another inmate who he mistakenly believed was in prison for molesting children.

Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides.

Range Resources to pay $4M drilling waste fine

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Energy company Range Resources said Thursday it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste.

Contempt case reopened against Perry prosecutor

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

The special prosecutor who secured two felony abuse of power indictments against Gov. Rick Perry is facing his own legal problems after a decision by Texas' highest criminal court to renew a contempt of court case against him.