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Sixty immigrants found in refrigerated truck trailer at Texas border checkpoint

Published Aug. 22 2017

FALFURRIAS, Texas—Sixty immigrants have been found in a load of ice-covered broccoli in a refrigerated trailer that was searched at...

Arkansas town hopes to create memorial for 1919 massacre

Published Aug. 22 2017

ELAINE, Ark.—In September 1919, former slave and Rev. Elias Camp Morris became a peacemaker.

Baylor accused over rape policies

Published Aug. 22 2017

WACO, Texas—A woman who reported that she'd been sexually assaulted filed a lawsuit Monday against Baylor University, alleging questions she...

Texas slashes underperforming anti-abortion group's contract

Published Aug. 22 2017

AUSTIN, Texas—An anti-abortion group awarded nearly $7 million to boost women's health and family planning after the state cut off...

Texas death row inmate gets reprieve

Published Aug. 22 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Texas—The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has halted next week's scheduled execution of a man condemned for the rape...

Officials warn drivers to be watchful of school buses, children

Published Aug. 22 2017

As the new school year begins, The Texas Department of Public Safety cautions motorists to watch for children who are...

Rockabilly star Sonny Burgess dies in Little Rock at age 88

Published Aug. 22 2017

NEWPORT, Ark.—Albert "Sonny" Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, has died in his...

University takes down statues: Removal of Confederate sculptures in Austin could be influential

Published Aug. 22 2017

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas' abrupt decision to remove Confederate statues in the middle of the night after the violence...

Arkansas agency seeks grant to expand veterans cemetery

Published Aug. 22 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs is in the preliminary stages of obtaining a federal grant to expand...

Police respond to call, find man and two children dead

Published Aug. 22 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Officers responding to the scene of a possible suicide of a 39-year-old man in Little Rock found an...

Sempra Energy offers winning bid for Oncor

Published Aug. 22 2017

SAN DIEGO—Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's...

Feds: Man tried to plant bomb on monument

Published Aug. 22 2017

HOUSTON—A Houston man who's previously been convicted on explosives-related charges has been arrested after allegedly being caught trying to plant...

Arkansas doctors: Health insurance to pay for mammograms

Published Aug. 21 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—A new state law requiring insurance companies to cover ultrasound and 3-D mammogram screenings will save more lives, medical...

Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many U.S. states

Published Aug. 21 2017

EDMOND, Okla. —A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door...

DNA lab reduces testing amid funding woes

Published Aug. 20 2017

DALLAS—Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was "Mountain Jane Doe," buried unidentified in a paupers' cemetery deep in the...

Cruz's Texas brainstorming tour shows his campaign is ramping up

Published Aug. 20 2017

WASHINGTON—Six months before Republican voters decide whether he deserves a second term in the Senate, Ted Cruz is barnstorming Texas...

Mother indicted in deaths of two toddlers in car

Published Aug. 20 2017

WEATHORFORD, Texas—A North Texas mother has been indicted on two counts of knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child...

Austin mayor to head anti-bigotry effort

Published Aug. 20 2017

AUSTIN, Texas—Austin Mayor Steve Adler will head a group of mayors from around the country in a national anti-bigotry effort...

Fight over Arkansas symbols of Confederacy muted so far

Published Aug. 20 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas has dozens of monuments to the Confederacy, a city named after an early leader of the Ku...

Dozens march against monument preservation

Published Aug. 20 2017

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Dozens of counterprotesters marched through a central Arkansas city to voice opposition at a rally intended to support...

'Nazis' spray-painted on statue in Dallas

Published Aug. 20 2017

DALLAS—Dallas police officials say a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has been vandalized.

Family finds treasure in Hot Springs, wins $50,000

Published Aug. 20 2017

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—A family of four from Kilgore, Texas, is $50,000 richer after finding a treasure hidden in Hot Springs...

Dallas' black councilmen say remove statues to heal past

Published Aug. 19 2017

DALLAS—The four black councilmen in Dallas called for the city's Confederate statues to be removed Friday, saying it will allow...