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‘Unnecessary’ death of disabled daughter leads to arrests

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

John “Michael” Garvin, a retired investigator and detective, and a another relative are accused of failing to care for Garvin’s disabled daughter, Marci Lynn Garvin, who died in March 2013.

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

Rangers push win streak to four

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Nick Tepesch allows three runs in six innings, and Jake Smolinski swats his first big-league homer.

Labor Department announces grants to fight tax cheats

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday awarded $10.2 million to nearly two dozen states to beef up enforcement of a labor scheme that companies employ to evade their tax obligations.

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

Even the baseball purist must wonder if our national pastime passes too much time

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Game length is at an all-time high in 2014 and Major League Baseball is openly concerned that it’s hurting appeal.

Arlington woman’s execution set for Wednesday

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Appeals attorney says Lisa Ann Coleman’s sexual orientation and race influenced the decision by the Tarrant County district attorney’s office to pursue a capital murder case, which was based on kidnapping even though she lived with the dead child.

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

Pelican Bay woman pleads guilty to killing husband, burying him in front yard

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Shorty Robinson was missing for three years before a Texas Ranger was asked to reopen the cold case, leading to the finding of his body in front yard of the couple’s mobile home in Pelican Bay.

New study links water contamination in Parker County to gas drilling

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Scientist hopes study leads to additional testing of water wells in Parker County.