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Cancer-fighting agency to focus on rare cancers

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Texas' cancer-fighting agency announced it will start investing a larger part of its $300 million yearly budget toward finding cures for rare and hard-to-treat cancers that are often overlooked by the private sector.

Texas pastor resigns after prostitution arrest

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Officials say a pastor at a Texas Panhandle church has resigned after being arrested on a prostitution charge.

In Ga. Senate race, Ted Cruz stumps for Perdue

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

As the race for Georgia's open Senate seat narrows, Republican David Perdue is working to rally his base of supporters and getting some megawatt help from conservative hero, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Baby sitter in child death case sent to jail

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A baby sitter who pleaded guilty to child endangerment after a 5-year-old boy fatally shot himself with her gun has been sentenced to 22 months in jail for violating probation.

Mom charged after son takes gun to school

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The mother of a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student who took a loaded gun in his backpack to a South Texas elementary school has been charged by authorities.

Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start.

Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.

Ex-soldier gets 15 years for Illinois robbery

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A former soldier has been sentenced in Illinois to 15 years in federal prison after being accused of robbing a convenience store.

Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.

Crews in Michigan move 250-year-old bur oak tree

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A Texas company has relocated a 250-year-old tree to make way for an expansion of the University of Michigan's business school.