Texas

Dallas lawyer gets 5 years in Louisiana for beating woman

A Texas attorney has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to five years in a Louisiana prison for breaking his girlfriend’s eye socket and knocking out a tooth.

Texas

2 Fort Worth officers reinstated after a man died in custody

Two of five Fort Worth police officers have been reinstated after being fired for allegedly ignoring a handcuffed suspect’s pleas for medical attention before he died and trying to cover up their decision not to get him help.

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Out-of-state applicants increase at University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico has confirmed an increase in the number of nonresident applications for the coming school year.

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Updated image released of unidentified girl found in barrel

Officials have released an updated digital facial reconstruction for an unidentified girl whose decomposed body was found in a barrel near a New Hampshire state park years ago.

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Authorities: 3 killed in rural West Texas small plane crash

Authorities say three people were killed when a small plane crashed in rural West Texas as the pilot tried to return to an airport because of an electrical problem.

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Texas plans to close 2 state prisons amid population decline

Texas will close two of its more than 100 state prisons amid a yearslong decline in the incarcerated population and serious understaffing at some facilities.

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Man convicted, paroled in officer’s 1997 death found

The U.S. Marshals Service says a man who served time for his involvement in the 1997 killing of a New Hampshire police officer and disappeared after being paroled has been found in Texas.

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Russia will replace 2 cosmonauts set for launch to space

Russia’s space agency says two cosmonauts scheduled to launch to the International Space Station will be replaced with alternates for unspecified medical reasons.

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Maduro accused of “disappearing” US oilmen as trial delayed

Family members of six American oil executives jailed in Venezuela are accusing Nicolas Maduro’s government of “forced disappearance” after they were inexplicably missing for the scheduled start of their trial on Wednesday.