107 charged in Medicare fraud busts in 7 cities
Federal authorities charged 107 doctors, nurses and social workers in seven cities with Medicare fraud Tuesday in a nationwide crackdown on unrelated scams that allegedly bilked the taxpayer-funded program of $452 million — the highest dollar amount in a single Medicare bust in U.S. history.
Perry says God forgives people for 'oops moments'
God forgives people for their "oops moments" even if the American electorate does not, failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Wednesday at a breakfast to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.
Police investigating remains found in Texas creek
Police searching for the body of a missing 11-year-old boy have found skeletal remains that appear to be those of a child or small adult in a rural creek south of Dallas.
Defending UT Austin's admission standards? Pricey.
The University of Texas at Austin has agreed to pay a Los Angeles-based law firm nearly $1 million to defend its admission standards, which consider race and ethnicity.
AP Newsbreak: AZ sheriff played probe for laughs
An audio recording has surfaced of an Arizona sheriff playing his refusal to cooperate in a racial profiling investigation for laughs at a fundraiser for an anti-illegal immigration group in Texas. He ridicules politicians who sought the probe and displayed contempt toward federal authorities who were — and are still — investigating him on two fronts.
Watergate figure Charles Colson has died at 80
Charles Colson, the tough-as-nails special counsel to President Richard Nixon who went to prison for his role in a Watergate-related case and became a Christian evangelical helping inmates, has died. He was 80.
Gunmen kill 3, wound 8 at Texas ranch cockfight
Masked gunmen opened fire during an illegal cockfight at a Texas ranch near Mexico early Thursday, killing three people and wounding eight others in what authorities described as a bloody massacre.
Nurse accused in fatal baby abduction in court
A nurse accused of fatally shooting a new mother and speeding away with the dying woman's infant son in suburban Houston quietly told a judge Thursday that she understood she was facing capital murder charges.
'No, no, no': Hard sell for possible Clemens juror
A man whose response to jury duty was "No, no, no, no, no" and who said he would rather be sleeping was nevertheless found qualified to remain a potential juror in Roger Clemens' perjury trial, which won't finish seating a panel before Monday.
Texas math standards aim to exceed national ones
Texas' top education official says the state should hammer out new K-12 math curriculum standards that are better than national requirements adopted almost everywhere in the country — or delay approving anything until it can.
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