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No verdict yet in Ventura case; jury back Monday

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The jury weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by the author of "American Sniper" has ended the week without a verdict.

2 men charged with leaving children in locked car

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Two men have been arrested after police say they left two children inside a locked car for about 30 minutes outside a Texas gas station.

2 sisters found dead in East Texas apartment

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home.

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question and answer look at how the disparity came about and why, following more than three decades in which all death penalty states used the exact same three-drug mixture.

Dallas Cowboys player McClain convicted in Ala

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his hometown in Alabama.

Dallas County official charged with taking bribes

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities announced Friday.

Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.

Former astronaut Hank Hartsfield dies at 80

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died.

Lifetime drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were charged with corpse abuse.

Texas family gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market will return it to his mother this weekend, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq.