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Officer at center of Ferguson shooting testifies before grand jury

The officer at the center of a controversial shooting in Missouri goes before a grand jury.

Amazon releases new Fire tablets and e-readers

Amazon has released a new set of tablets and e-readers. A $79 Kindle and the Kindle Voyage are the company's new e-reader offerings.

FedEx, Kohls going on a holiday hiring binge

More good news for people looking for work this holiday season. FedEx and Kohl's department store both announced plans Wednesday to hire tens of thousands of temporary workers for the holiday season.

Arizona Cardinals player arrested on domestic violence allegations

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix police said Wednesday night.

Perry Urges Mexican President to Visit Texas Border

Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday invited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to witness for himself the operations of the National Guard patrolling the Texas side of the Rio Grande.

Woman Executed for Boy's 2004 Starvation Death

Editor's note: This story has been updated after Lisa Ann Coleman's execution.

Report: Officer Wilson testifies before grand jury in Ferguson shooting case

Shortly after being given more time to weigh evidence in black teenager Michael Brown's fatal shooting, a Missouri grand jury heard from the man at the center of it -- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- a local newspaper reported.

Source: Joan Rivers' doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest

The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.

Law Enforcement groups come out for gay marriage

Two prominent county sheriffs and a group of law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect t

Sixth Texas woman to face execution

 

Midland ISD developing "Petroleum Academy"

MIDLAND — As this Permian Basin city continues to thrive amid an oil boom transforming the region, local drilling companies have faced challenges in recruiting workers to come to West Texas.

A&M System launches think tank with eye on state policy

Earlier this month, the Texas A&M University System's board of regents approved the establishment of the cryptically named Area 41 Institute.

Texas' new Social Studies textbooks under fire

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Texas still tops census list of highest uninsured rates

The rate of Texas residents without health insurance has dropped slightly but continues to outpace every other state, according to early figures r

Sixth Texas woman to face execution

A 38-year-old Arlington woman is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Wednesday for the starvation death of her girlfriend’s son, Davontae Marcel Williams.