Apr 4, 2015

Texas names Smart coach

Shaka Smart finally received an offer he couldn’t resist. Smart was introduced as the new basketball coach at Texas on Friday, leaving Virginia Commonwealth for the Longhorns after turning down several suitors, including UCLA, since taking VCU to the NCAA Final Four in 2011. ...

Cow in Texas defies odds, gives birth to four calves

Mar 24, 2015

Cow in Texas defies odds, gives birth to four calves

A cow in Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo. Jimmy Barling said Monday that DNA tests will be done on tissue samples from the three bull calves and the ...

Accused murderer Durst deemed suicidal

Mar 19, 2015

Accused murderer Durst deemed suicidal

Robert Durst, the real estate scion charged with first-degree murder, is suicidal, according statements by Louisiana authorities released on Wednesday after they moved him to a facility for acutely mentally ill inmates. Awaiting extradition to California, the 71-year-old Durst was charged this week in ...

Prosecutor: Ex-Marine, intoxicated, killed 'American Sniper'

Feb 12, 2015

Prosecutor: Ex-Marine, intoxicated, killed 'American Sniper'

A former Marine on trial for capital murder in the death of Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL depicted in the blockbuster “American Sniper,” was numbed by marijuana and whiskey when he fatally shot Kyle and another man, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. Erath ...

Jury selection starts in 'American Sniper' Texas murder trial

Feb 6, 2015

Jury selection starts in 'American Sniper' Texas murder trial

The first steps in jury selection began on Thursday in a Texas court for the trial of the man charged with murdering Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the hit movie “American Sniper.” About 800 residents of largely ...

At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

Jan 15, 2015

At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said. The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice ...

Jan 15, 2015

Dead U.S. soldier did not have Ebola: military

A U.S. soldier found dead at his home in Texas after returning from duty in West Africa was not carrying the Ebola virus, the U.S military said Wednesday. Medical officials confirmed “that the more conclusive PCR Assay test results are negative for the presence ...