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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.

Nigerian woman pleads guilty to Texas fraud

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A Nigerian woman charged in a nearly $10 million Medicare billing scam in Texas has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Cruelty charge dropped against ex-Texas deputy

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

An animal cruelty charge has been dropped against an ex-Texas sheriff's deputy who was fired after shooting a farm dog and the pet was later euthanized.

Contempt case reopened against Perry prosecutor

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

The special prosecutor handling the felony indictment against Gov. Rick Perry is himself facing legal trouble after a court ruling cleared the way for a criminal case to be filed against him.

Project takes new approach in aiding homeless

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

"Big Rock Candy Mountain" is an old folk song about a homeless person's paradise, a place where hens lay soft-boiled eggs and someone can find a smoke by reaching up into the trees and the drinks flow down little streams.

Texas, US retail gasoline prices down 6 cents

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Retail gasoline prices in Texas fell 6 cents this week in a decline that matched the nationwide drop in prices at the pump.

Frisco pledges $1M to bring video game museum

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A community development board in a fast-growing northern Dallas suburb voted Thursday night to approve a $1 million plan to renovate a city museum into the nation's first video game museum.