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1 hurt when flames engulf boats near Houston

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

One person has been injured in a fire that destroyed two boats at a marina southeast of Houston.

Justices consider Texas rape-murder case

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A black inmate on Texas' death row who claims he had a clandestine relationship with a white woman but did not rape or kill her is asking the Supreme Court to take his case.

No charges for 3 Texas officers in fatal shooting

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Three North Texas police officers will not face charges in the 2013 fatal shooting of an armed man during a standoff.

2 women charged in $800K South Texas bank scam

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Prosecutors say two women have been accused of cashing about $800,000 in bogus construction company checks at a South Texas bank and keeping the money.

5th Circuit to hear challenge to health act

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has scheduled December arguments on a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care act.

Convicted Texas drug dealer gets 99 years

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A convicted drug dealer has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for selling less than an ounce of cocaine to a North Texas law enforcement officer.

Average retail gas prices drop to $2.81 in Texas

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Retail gasoline prices across Texas continue to fall, with the latest unleaded price at the pump settling at $2.81.

Rescue crews train to prepare for next disaster

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The deafening whir of rotating blades and a small sandstorm filled the afternoon air as rescue crews took flight from a Brazoria County beach in a Black Hawk helicopter ready to hoist survivors to safety from the Gulf of Mexico.

Father of ex-Detroit mayor now in halfway house

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The father of ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from a federal prison in Texas to a Dallas-area halfway house following his tax crime conviction tied to a Detroit City Hall corruption probe.

Inmate described as delusional gets execution date

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A Texas death row inmate whose attorneys contend he is so delusional that he can't understand why he was convicted and condemned has been scheduled for execution.