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Texas Executes Man Who Killed Ex-Wife, Her Brother

A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.

09/10/2014

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High Court Refuses To Stop Execution

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to halt the scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing three members of a Corpus Christi family.

04/16/2014

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Texas Parole Board Refuses To Stop Execution

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to delay a Mexican national’s scheduled execution this week.

04/08/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling On Execution Drugs

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

04/02/2014

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Man Set To Die For Killing Dallas Delivery Woman

Anthony Doyle, 29, is scheduled to die Thursday evening for the fatal beating of a Dallas woman at his mother’s home 11 years ago.

03/26/2014

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Convicted Dallas-Area Killer On Death Row Loses Appeal

A convicted killer facing execution next month for a Dallas-area slaying 11 years ago has lost an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/24/2014

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Supreme Court Takes Cases On Cellphone Searches

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether police need a warrant to search the cellphones of people they have arrested.

01/17/2014

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U.S. Attorney General Takes Texas To Task Over Voting Rights

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or “pre-clearance” before it makes any changes to its voting laws.

07/25/2013

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Fort Worth Congressman Files Suit To Stop Texas Voter ID Law

A Democratic congressman has joined seven others in filing a federal lawsuit to keep Texas from enforcing its voter ID law. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth filed the papers Wednesday.

06/26/2013

About 300 people gathered for Billie Sol Estes' funeral Saturday, four days after he died in his sleep at the age of 88. (credit: courtesy of Sol family)

Notorious Texas Millionaire Laid To Rest

Billie Sol Estes was a larger-than-life Texan who became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962 when he was accused of looting a federal crop subsidy program. His funeral was Saturday.

05/18/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

North Texas Man Convicted In Carjack Slaying Set To Die

A North Texas man who was hiding under a truck trailer when he was arrested for a fatal carjacking 12 years ago is facing execution this week in Huntsville.

04/15/2013

American Airlines Announces New Destinations From LAX, Including Non Stop To Shanghai

American Airlines Agents Narrowly Reject Union Bid

Customer-service agents at American Airlines are narrowly rejecting a union’s bid to represent them in collective bargaining with the company.

01/15/2013

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