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Congressional Roll Call

Published Jul. 16 2018

Here's how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 13.

Northwest Arkansas officials plan for better economy

Published Jul. 16 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—An economic nonprofit in northwestern Arkansas is working to guide the region's development in the next three years to...

Man shooting shotgun in park killed by police

Published Jul. 16 2018

DILLEY, Texas—Texas Rangers are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by police at a South Texas park.

Mexican drug cartel leader set for trial

Published Jul. 16 2018

WACO, Texas—A 38-year-old man authorities describe as a former leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico is scheduled for...

Biker doing stunts shuts down freeway

Published Jul. 16 2018

SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Police in a Dallas-Fort Worth suburb blame a crash that shut a freeway on stunts being performed by a...

Inmate accused of killing woman escapes

Published Jul. 16 2018

MARSHALL, Ark.—Authorities say an inmate who escaped from an Arkansas jail has been captured, but a second inmate accused of...

Woman accused of murder in baby death

Published Jul. 16 2018

ODESSA, Texas—A 19-year-old West Texas woman has been jailed and held on $250,000 bond on a capital murder charge for...

AP explains: Immigrants in U.S. military throughout history

Published Jul. 16 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are...

Judge criticizes plan to reunify families

Published Jul. 16 2018

SAN DIEGO—A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second...

Fun with Ceramics

Published Jul. 16 2018

Eleven-year-old Natalie Stapleton, left, and 10-year-old Tatiana Valdez, right, watch volunteer Andrew Harmon remove red-hot ceramic pieces from a kiln...

Fort Chaffee museum will display contents of wallets found in barracks

Published Jul. 15 2018

FORT SMITH, Ark.—Visitors to the historical museum in Fort Chaffee will soon get to witness history straight from the pockets...

Arkansas sees demand grow for Latino-influenced theater

Published Jul. 15 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Rogers resident Damian Dena studied to become an actor in Texas and played roles traditionally filled by white people—Dracula,...

Judge knows all the excuses for beating jury duty

Published Jul. 15 2018

VICTORIA, Texas—When it comes to fake excuses for jury duty, Judge Eli Garza says prospective jurors shouldn't even try to...

Houston mayor leads South America trip

Published Jul. 15 2018

HOUSTON—Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is leading a South American trade and investment mission with stops in Peru, Chile and Argentina.

Houston mayor wants city to show unity

Published Jul. 15 2018

HOUSTON—Houston's mayor is hoping the city's ongoing feud between dueling parades honoring Martin Luther King Jr. will soon be over.

Girl who fueled opposition to policy joins mother

Published Jul. 15 2018

HOUSTON—A 6-year-old girl from El Salvador who became a face of the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families at...

Texas man sentenced to prison, must repay $2.4M in phone scam

Published Jul. 15 2018

HOUSTON—A Houston-area man must serve 18 months in federal prison and repay $2.4 million for what prosecutors call a pay...

Arkansas teen accused of stealing deputy's body armor and gun

Published Jul. 15 2018

YELLVILLE, Ark.—A north Arkansas teenager faces four felony charges after allegedly breaking into a school building and stealing a deputy's...

Texan convicted in smuggling case

Published Jul. 15 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—A South Texas man faces up to 10 years in federal prison after being caught trying to smuggle...

Four charged in Little Rock teen's shooting death

Published Jul. 14 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Three reported gang members who were in a Little Rock nightclub during a mass shooting last year have been...

White Texan pleads guilty to threatening his black neighbors

Published Jul. 14 2018

DALLAS—Prosecutors say a 64-year-old white man has pleaded guilty to harassing his black neighbors at a Dallas-area apartment complex.

Texas man gets 20 years for shooting mail carrier

Published Jul. 14 2018

SAN ANTONIO—A man convicted of shooting a South Texas mail carrier, stealing her delivery vehicle and firing at officers pursuing...

Police respond to attempted suicide by death row inmate

Published Jul. 14 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas police said Friday a death row inmate whose execution was halted last year was taken to the hospital...