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Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.

3rd person dies of injuries from helicopter crash

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A medical crew member aboard a helicopter that crashed in Wichita Falls Oct. 4 has died of his injuries.

Prosecutors: Ex-treasurer stole $3M from company

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Federal prosecutors say the former treasurer of a Houston-based health care system embezzled nearly $3 million that was used for private jet travel, gambling in Las Vegas and to pay off credit card bills.

El Paso ISD to keep state managers until election

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The Texas education commissioner says the state-appointed board of managers will continue to oversee the El Paso Independent School District until three new school trustees are elected next spring.

Border deaths drop to 15-year low

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

Texas cities' rainfall totals

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Precipitation totals for several Texas cities through Oct. 21, along with the normal rainfall for each and the percent of normal each city has received since Jan. 1.

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

El Nino still a no-show in Texas, but in forecast

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

El Nino is proving to be finicky.

Plan to use BP funds for convention center opposed

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

An environmental group filed suit Thursday to block a decision that would let Alabama use nearly $60 million in Gulf oil spill funds to build a beachfront convention center.

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa.