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American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

Texas body found decomposing in cornfield

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

San Antonio police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a car in a cornfield.

Texas man gets 16 years for injuring officer

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A Texas man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a car crash that caused a San Antonio police officer's leg to be amputated.

Prosecutors seek death for police officer's killer

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Prosecutors are presenting their case for a death penalty for a 23-year-old man convicted of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner.

Arizona Senators renew call to quickly deport kids

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Arizona's two U.S. senators are commending the Border Patrol amid news a massive Nogales facility will no longer be receiving immigrant children.

Federal inquiries delay BancorpSouth takeovers

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

BancorpSouth's acquisitions of a bank in Louisiana and one in Texas are being delayed because of federal inquiries into BancorpSouth's practices.

Reaction to National Guard deployment

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

"The federal government's inability to reach consensus on immediate border security legislation or formulate a comprehensive plan of action is putting the lives of Texas citizens at risk. We will not to idly stand by while criminal elements take advantage of this humanitarian crisis. It's not only our right, but our responsibility to act independently of the federal government in the absence of sufficient action by Washington. I am very confident in the ability of the Texas National Guard to work with the United States Border Patrol, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and local law enforcement officials to secure our border, combat crime and protect our citizens." — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

CBO: $25M of $3.7B border ask to be spent in 2014

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Just $25 million of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children on the southern border might be spent before the budget year ends Sept. 30, a new study released Monday says.

East Texas fugitive apprehended in Honduras

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Authorities say federal agents have apprehended a man in Central America who's wanted in East Texas on charges that include indecency with a child.