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Authorities: Mother left kids in hot car to punish them

Published Jun. 25 2017

WEATHERFORD, Texas—A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where...

Girl killed, father hurt when struck by boat in Texas

Published Jun. 25 2017

TEMPLE, Texas—A young girl has died and her father had his legs amputated after they were struck by a boat...

Arkansas university nears end of cleanup

Published Jun. 25 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—An Arkansas university is nearing the end of site cleanup at a decades-old nuclear reactor and estimates it will...

Archaeologists find ancient canoe

Published Jun. 25 2017

BELCHER, La.—Archaeol-ogists have unearthed a large, ancient Indian canoe along the Red River in north Louisiana.

Lawsuits send warning on abortion bans

Published Jun. 25 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas lawmakers can't say they weren't warned.

Texas ex-track coach's discrimination lawsuit can go forward

Published Jun. 24 2017

AUSTIN—The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of...

Officer charged with assault in death of woman

Published Jun. 24 2017

DALLAS—A grand jury has recommended an aggravated assault charge against a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a woman...

Man guilty in killing of deputy, two others

Published Jun. 24 2017

LITTLE ROCK—An Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to killing a sheriff's...

Accused officer faces new assault charges

Published Jun. 24 2017

DALLAS—A former Texas police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager has been indicted on...

Official under scrutiny over $4 billion bond

Published Jun. 24 2017

KILLEEN, Texas—A Central Texas court official who imposed a whopping $4 billion bond on a murder suspect is drawing fresh...

Lieutenant governor says no to pay raise

Published Jun. 24 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas' lieutenant governor says he doesn't want a 2 percent pay raise a panel is recommending he receive.

Panel OKs temporary ban on poison

Published Jun. 24 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas took the first steps Friday toward temporarily banning the sale and use of an herbicide that has prompted...

Man, 25, indicted in hate crime in Texas mosque fire

Published Jun. 23 2017

VICTORIA, Texas—A man has been indicted on a hate crime charge for a January fire that destroyed a Texas mosque,...

Austin bans e-cigs in public areas

Published Jun. 23 2017

AUSTIN—Officials in the Texas capital have banned the use of electronic cigarettes in public areas.

Man gets 99 years for recorded sex assault

Published Jun. 23 2017

HOUSTON—A Houston man must serve 99 years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in an attack...

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

Published Jun. 23 2017

DALLAS—Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th...

Arkansas closer to adopting voter ID law

Published Jun. 23 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas legislators have approved rules necessary to implement a new voter-identification law that could go into effect as early...

Worker in bit of tussle with would-be thief over stripper pole

Published Jun. 23 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit...

New water park designed for people with special needs

Published Jun. 22 2017

SAN ANTONIO—Judy Rhoads scanned her surroundings. She paused to look at her daughter, Cindy Dolder, who drenched her sun hat...

Former nurse charged with murder in deaths of dozens of children

Published Jun. 22 2017

SAN ANTONIO—A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children...

Former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith a high-tech foe of fake collectibles

Published Jun. 22 2017

DALLAS—Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith has signed hundreds of helmets, jerseys and scraps of paper. But with each...

Tyson adopting video checks; animal activists want more

Published Jun. 22 2017

PLUMERVILLE, Ark.—Tyson Foods on Wednesday unveiled a plan to stop abuses down on the farm, but an animal rights group...

Arkansas boy's death spurs review of child care licensing

Published Jun. 22 2017

LITTLE ROCK—The death of a 5-year-old boy left in a hot van at a facility overseen by an Arkansas lawmaker...