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'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch Postpones Court AppearanceThe North Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" legal defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has waived his right to a detention hearing.
Texas Could Take Stance Against Disputed Bite Mark EvidenceCritics of bite mark evidence say Texas could be on the brink of taking a stance that would likely reverberate in courtrooms across the U.S.
RFK's Assassin Seeking Parole For 15th TimeSirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry. Now 71, he has given no inkling he will change his version of events at his 15th parole hearing.
Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Duncanville TeenTyler Wiley was sentenced to life in prison.
Dallas Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Role In Meth RingA Dallas man must serve 30 years in federal prison for helping run a North Texas methamphetamine ring.
Texas Couple Charged With Forcing Nanny To Work For No PayA south Texas couple is accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay for two years and seizing her passport.
Connecticut Officials Sued Over Ebola Quarantines In 2014Several people quarantined in Connecticut after returning from West Africa during the Ebola epidemic in 2014 are suing Governor Dannel P. Malloy and state health officials.
Pakistani Man Gets 20 Years In Texas Prison For $100M Drug ScamProsecutors in Texas say a man from Pakistan must serve 20 years in a U.S. prison for his role in an online $100 million counterfeit prescription drugs ring.
Anti-Abortion Activist Indicted In Texas Turns Herself InOne of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last month after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood turned herself in Wednesday to Texas authorities.
Inmate Serving Life Sentence For Teen Crime Wins AppealThe state's top criminal court has ruled that it was improper for a Dallas County jury to give an automatic life-without-parole sentence to a man convicted of a double killing in Dallas when he was 17 years old.
Judge Finalizes Hilary Duff's Divorce From ComrieA judge in Los Angeles has finalized Hilary Duff's divorce from former NHL player Mike Comrie. Duff and Comrie were married in August 2010 and separated in January 2014.
2 Texans Get 115-Year Terms For Restaurant RobberiesTwo men must each serve 115 years in federal prison for robbing five DFW area fast food restaurants in 2014. Jesse Lee Bell of Duncanville and Deundrae Lyndell Miller of Mesquite were sentenced Monday in Dallas.

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