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Reports: Migrant flights’ mysterious recruiter identified

Several media outlets have identified the mysterious woman who allegedly lured dozens of migrants on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ flights to Martha’s Vineyard from San Antonio.

Woman convicted of killing a woman to take her unborn baby

A Texas woman has been convicted of capital murder for killing a pregnant woman to take her unborn baby.

Trial to begin for man accused of killing 22 elderly Texans

A man who has been charged with killing 22 older women in the Dallas area is set to go on trial again on Monday.

Jurors to begin hearing Jan. 6 Oath Keepers sedition case

Federal prosecutors are preparing to lay out their case against the founder of the Oath Keepers’ extremist group and four associates.

FBI: jetliner evacuated in Albuquerque after security threat

Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Texas to New Mexico had to be evacuated after landing at the Albuquerque International Sunport due to a undisclosed security threat.

Police investigate after 3 bodies found in Texas house fire

Police in suburban Dallas are investigating after three adult family members were found dead in house fire, one with a gunshot wound to the head and two with signs of trauma.

Amid crises, rural roots anchor Southern Baptists’ president

The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention is a staunchly conservative small-town preacher who touts biblical inerrancy, opposes women serving as pastors and supports abortion bans.

Amid crises, rural roots anchor Southern Baptists’ president

The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention is a staunchly conservative small-town preacher who touts biblical inerrancy, opposes women serving as pastors and supports abortion bans.

Man accused of killing 22 older women goes on trial again

A man who has been charged with killing 22 women in the Dallas area is set to go on trial in the death of an 87-year-old woman.

Election officials brace for confrontational poll watchers

Local election officials across the United States are bracing for a wave of confrontations on Election Day in November.

Ruptured oil pipeline off California approved for repairs

A federal agency has given a Texas oil company approval to repair a pipeline that ruptured a year ago and spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude off the Southern California coast.

Man charged in migrant shooting was detention center warden

One of two Texas brothers who authorities say opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border was a warden at a detention facility with a history of abuse allegations.

Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; US frees 2 prisoners

Venezuela’s government has freed seven Americans imprisoned in the South American country in exchange for the release of two nephews of President Nicholas Maduro’s wife who had been jailed for years by the United States on drug smuggling convictions.

Montana site fouled by copper smelter to get final cleanup

A subsidiary of London-based oil giant BP agreed to finish its cleanup of a 300-square mile site in Montana that’s contaminated with arsenic and other pollutants from decades of copper smelting.

5 slain in Texas neighborhood identified; suspect charged

Officials have disclosed the identities of five people killed in a Central Texas neighborhood and the suspect in the slayings.

Uvalde families make presence felt at Texas governor debate

Parents of some of the 19 children killed in the Uvalde school massacre are calling for tougher gun laws in Texas as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke meet for their only debate.

Jack Harlow, Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato headline Jingle Ball tour

iHeartRadio has unveiled a starry rotating lineup for its winter 2022 Jingle Ball tour, including sets by Jack Harlow, Dua Lipa, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, Lizzo and Charlie Puth.

Appeals court rules Texas courtroom can open with prayer

A deeply split federal appeals court has ruled that a Texas judge may start the day with prayer, overturning a district court decision.

Authorities: Texas man shoots 2 migrants near Mexico border

Two brothers in Texas have been arrested after authorities say one of them opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one man and shooting a woman in the stomach.

Dysfunction in Texas AG’s office as Paxton seeks third term

As Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton seeks reelection to a third term, his agency has come unmoored by disarray behind the scenes.

For Naomi Judd's family, tour is a chance to grieve, reflect

Fans will have a chance to say goodbye to Naomi Judd, the late matriarch of the Grammy-winning country duo The Judds, on a tour starting Friday.

Woman charged with setting fire at apartment that killed 4

A former tenant is heading to court to face arson and murder charges in connection with a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building that claimed the lives of four people, including a man who had sued right-wing radio host Alex Jones’ Infowars website.

2 rock climbers found dead in Southern California

Authorities say two rock climbers, including a former NFL player, were found dead near a Southern California peak after rescue crews responded to reports of injuries.

Authorities: Texas man shoots 2 migrants near Mexico border

Two brothers in Texas have been arrested after authorities say one of them opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one man and shooting a woman in the stomach.

Father: Jones Sandy Hook lies forced move from Connecticut

A father whose 6-year-old daughter was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting says his family gets hit by another round of abuse whenever conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says something on his show about the massacre.

5 found dead after shooting in Central Texas neighborhood

Officials say five people have been found dead in a Central Texas residential neighborhood.

Federal lawsuit filed in Texas over Uvalde school shooting

A federal lawsuit has been filed in Del Rio, Texas, against eight entities and three individuals for the May shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde.

Texas State Capitol grounds damaged overnight

A broken perimeter fence, glass, a smashed sign and tire tracks marked a path of damage along the east entrance to the Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin on Thursday, but the cause remains unknown.

High stakes for O'Rourke in Texas governor's debate Friday

That stakes are high for Democrat Beto O’Rourke on Friday night in his only debate against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas.

Police: 2 killed, 10 injured in three-car crash in Texas

Police in Texas say a road accident Wednesday evening has killed two people and left 10 injured.

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

The two biggest U.S. railroad unions are fighting rumors that they might impose a contract on their members even if they reject the deals that prevented a nationwide strike that could have devastated the economy.

Jurors must decide how much Newtown families suffering worth

A Connecticut jury soon will have the difficult task of coming up with a dollar amount conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay for promoting the idea that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.

3 in Texas charged with trying to smuggle migrants by air

Three people have been arrested and accused of trying to transport smuggled migrants into interior of the United States by air, bypassing Border Patrol checkpoints.

DA: Death row inmate should get new trial over judge's bias

A Jewish death row inmate who was part of a gang of prisoners who fatally shot a police officer in 2000 after they had escaped is one step closer to getting a new trial after prosecutors have agreed with defense claims that the judge who presided over his case held antisemitic views.

EXPLAINER: Rare sedition charge at center of Jan. 6 trial

The founder of the Oath Keepers and four associates are on trial in the U.S. Capitol attack on charges that include seditious conspiracy — a rare Civil War-era charge that strikes to the heart of what prosecutors say happened that day.

New report: Oil spills from offshore transportation way down

A new government report says oil spills from tankers and pipelines in U.S. dropped dramatically from the last decade of the 1990s to the one from 2010 through 2019.

Feds want psychological tests for parents of separated kids

The Biden administration is asking that parents of children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border undergo another round of psychological evaluations to measure how traumatized they were by the Trump administration policy.

RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan challenges his parole denial

Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F.

Progressive Democrats frustrated with 2022 primary losses

Progressive Democrats are facing a test of their power in November's midterm elections.

JetBlue CEO first witness in US lawsuit against 2 airlines

A trial is underway in the federal government's lawsuit aiming to kill a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways in the Northeast.

Rail union that rejected deal signs new tentative agreement

A union that rejected its deal with the nation’s freight railroads earlier this month now has a new tentative agreement.

Records: Texas attorney general fled home to avoid subpoena

Court documents say Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ran out of his house and jumped into a truck driven by his wife, a state senator, to avoid being served a subpoena in an abortion access case.

Father testifies of pain inflicted by Sandy Hook deniers

Ian Hockley testified Tuesday that he was ridiculed online as a “party boy” and an actor after posting a video of the memorial service for his 6-year-old son, who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.

Jury selection begins in major Jan. 6 trial of Oath Keepers leader and 4 associates charged with seditious conspiracy

Jury selection begins in major Jan. 6 trial of Oath Keepers leader and 4 associates charged with seditious conspiracy.

Rules sought for 'gooning,' taking troubled kids to care

There's a little-known practice in the U_S_ known as “gooning.”.

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in western Cuba as major Category 3 storm, keeps heading toward Florida’s coast

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in western Cuba as major Category 3 storm, keeps heading toward Florida’s coast.

NBA camps open; some go abroad, Spurs plan a trip to Uvalde

The San Antonio Spurs are planning a trip to Uvalde, Texas next month.

Jury to be picked for Oath Keeper boss' Jan. 6 sedition case

Jury selection is expected to get underway Tuesday in one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Lamb's 1-handed TD catch gives Dallas 23-16 win over Giants

CeeDee Lamb made a one-handed touchdown catch with 8:30 to play to cap a go-ahead drive, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 23-16 Monday night.

As Cantonese language wanes, efforts grow to preserve it

Three decades ago, finding opportunities to learn the Cantonese language in San Francisco wasn’t hard.