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Eyewitness testimony no longer a 'gold standard'

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.

Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.

Remains of missing woman found in submerged truck

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Skeletal remains found inside a truck recovered from a North Texas lake may be those of a woman who went missing 35 years ago after an argument with her husband, authorities said Friday.

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

Abbott: Armed school employees OK under Texas law

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas school districts that authorize employees to carry handguns aren't violating state law.

More charges added in South By Southwest crash

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A driver already charged with capital murder now is facing additional charges weeks after he plowed into a late-night crowd during the South By Southwest festival in Austin.

Working with fishermen to reduce bycatch

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

One way to get anglers and commercial fisherman to use devices to save sea turtles, dolphins and off-limit fish is to have them help design and test those devices, scientists told turtle scientists and conservationists — members of the International Sea Turtle Society.

University of North Texas overstated fiscal health

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Financial documents released by the University of North Texas show accounting irregularities that have overstated the university's financial position by as much as $23 million.

Teen charged in videotaped Houston-area burglary

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A teenager has been charged with burglary after security video from inside a Houston-area house showed a man with a flashlight peering at a sleeping toddler in a crib.