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Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.

Cost of UT regent inquiry almost $600,000

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The bill for investigating the actions of a University of Texas System regent has totaled nearly $600,000.

Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.

Jury in Ventura trial breaks for day; no verdict

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The jury deliberating in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has gone home for the day without reaching a verdict.

Senate, House on collision course on border money

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week.

Arizona bands finds wallet in Texas, locates owner

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A band known as The Black Moods apparently pulled off a good deed.

General: Guard to take observation role at border

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.

San Antonio councilwoman voted city's next mayor

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The City Council has voted to appoint Councilwoman Ivy Taylor as the next mayor of San Antonio, replacing the departing Julian Castro.

Drug cartel associates get 1-year prison sentence

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Two Mexican citizens associated to the Zetas drug cartel have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Perry sets special election for Texas Senate seat

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry has set Sept. 9 as the date for a special election to fill the Texas Senate seat of Republican Robert Duncan, who resigned to become chancellor of Texas Tech University.