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Texas hostages escaped synagogue as FBI SWAT team rushed in

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — In the final moments of a 10-hour standoff with a gunman at a Texas synagogue, the remaining hostages and officials trying to negotiate their release took “near simultaneous ...

White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags

DALLAS (AP) — The gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the U.S. but rais...

Texas synagogue hostage-taker had stayed in area shelters

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — An armed man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue had spent time in area homeless shelters in the two weeks leading up to the attack, ...

Support flows to 'changed' Texas synagogue after standoff

DALLAS (AP) — The tight-knit congregation at a Texas synagogue where four people were held hostage by an armed captor during a 10-hour standoff over the weekend traces its roots back to a gathering or...

'One of a kind': Former AP reporter Mike Cochran dies at 85

DALLAS (AP) — Mike Cochran, who during a nearly 40-year career with The Associated Press told the stories of Texas’ larger-than-life characters with his rich and detailed writing, and who ended up ser...

States, cities running out of rental assistance monies

Several large states and cities have exhausted their federal rental assistance, the Treasury Department said Monday, in a sign that spending on a massive program aimed at averting evictions has picked...

Mistrial declared in case of man charged in 18 Texas deaths

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge declared a mistrial Friday in the first murder case against a man charged with killing 18 older women in the Dallas area over a two-year span, but prosecutors vowed t...

Man on trial in Texas woman's death said he didn't kill her

DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with killing 18 Dallas-area women told a police detective in a taped interview played at his murder trial Wednesday that less than an hour before his arrest, a man whose na...

Relative of elderly victim testifies at Texas murder trial

DALLAS (AP) — One of the 18 older women a man is charged with killing in the Dallas area over a two-year span ran a restaurant in Vietnam before leaving on a helicopter as Saigon fell and was a gener...

Trial to start for man charged with killing 18 in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with killing 18 older women in Dallas and its suburbs over a two-year span is set to go on trial in one of the deaths Monday. Billy Chemirmir, 48, faces l...

'Evil roaming’: Texas trial set for man charged in 18 deaths

DALLAS (AP) — In the years after Leah Corken's death, one detail after another haunted her daughter. Though M.J. Jennings came to accept that her mother likely died of a stroke, just...

70 minutes at Astroworld: A countdown to catastrophe

Anticipation had been building for hours, but never more than now, as the red numerals on the countdown clock disappeared and the first synthesized notes vibrated. An image of an eagle in a fireball h...

With victims ID'd, many questions remain in Houston tragedy

HOUSTON (AP) — When rapper Travis Scott's sold-out concert in Houston became a deadly scene of panic and danger in the surging crowd, Edgar Acosta began worrying about his son, who wasn't answering hi...

Barriers, crowd control in focus in Houston concert deaths

HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators are expected to examine the design of safety barriers and the use of crowd control in determining what led to a crush of spectators at a Houston music festival that left e...

Aspiring border agent, dancer, engineer among concert dead

A teen who loved dancing. An aspiring Border Patrol agent. A computer science student. An engineering student working on a medical device to help his ailing mother. And his friend and high school foot...