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3 university students die in East Texas wreck
Three Stephen F. Austin State University students have been killed and another hurt in a two-vehicle wreck in East Texas.
Body found in Hill County identified
A body found over the weekend in northern Hill County has been identified as a 23-year-old woman who had been missing for about a week.
Texas AG's same-sex opinion doesn't worry entities
Cities and counties that offer same-sex partner health benefits don't anticipate altering their policies after the Texas attorney general called the practice unconstitutional, though his opinion does serve as fuel for litigation against entities providing benefits to gay couples.
House gives OK to tax bill as fight on others loom
A week that began with Gov. Rick Perry vowing not to sign a new state budget without tax relief ended Friday with the House tentatively approving one business tax exemption and Democrats protesting another on the way.
Man charged in stabbing deaths of woman, child
A Texas man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her 8-year-old son before fleeing to Oklahoma has been charged with capital murder.
NRA official: 'Culture war' more than gun rights
The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning to its members they are engaged in a "culture war" that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the gun control debate.
Police: Houston airport gunman intent on suicide
A man appeared intent on suicide, or what's known as suicide by cop, when he opened fire with a pistol inside a busy terminal at Houston's largest airport and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Friday.
Solar plane leaves Calif. on cross-country trip
A solar-powered airplane left Northern California on Friday for the first leg of a planned cross-country trip that its co-pilot described as a "milestone" in aviation history.
Authorities: Texas blast probe may be done May 10
An investigation should be finished within the next two weeks into what caused a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 14 people, state authorities said Wednesday.
5-year-old boy shoots 2-year-old sister in Ky.
A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received as a gift last year, authorities said.
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