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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.

Texas grid booster shirt banned over rape innuendo

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A North Texas school district has banned a T-shirt sold by one of one of its high school's football booster club after the school student newspaper questioned whether the slogan on its front was a rape innuendo.

GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation.

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely.

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.