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Judge keeps execution for inmate who sought pastor's touch

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday denied a request by a district attorney who called capital punishment “unethical” to withdraw the execution date of a death row inmate whose case had raised leg...

Texas suspends inmate transports after escape left 5 dead

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' prison system has temporarily stopped transporting inmates as it investigates how a convicted murderer escaped from a bus last month and later killed a man and his four grandsons...

Man gets life in prison for fatally stabbing Houston boy

HOUSTON (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 11-year-old Houston boy as the child walked home from school in 2016. Andre Timothy Jackson...

Man convicted in fatal stabbing of 11-year-old Houston boy

HOUSTON (AP) — A man was convicted Tuesday in the fatal stabbing of an 11-year-old Houston boy as the child walked home from school in 2016. Jurors deliberated for about three hours...

Astroworld movie set for release despite lawyers' concerns

HOUSTON (AP) — The experiences of panicked concertgoers who couldn’t breathe and had no clear path to escape a massive crowd surge at last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston are featur...

Experts: Melissa Lucio faces tough fight to get new trial

HOUSTON (AP) — With Melissa Lucio’s execution put on indefinite hold by a Texas appeals court, her attorneys will now be focused on trying to convince a judge to recommend she get a new trial. ...

Melissa Lucio's execution delayed by Texas appeals court

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court on Monday delayed the execution of Melissa Lucio amid growing doubts about whether she fatally beat her 2-year-old daughter in a case that has garnered the support...

Melissa Lucio's execution was delayed. What to know about it

HOUSTON (AP) — The execution of Melissa Lucio is off. At least for now. Lucio, 52, had been set to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday for the death of her 2-y...

EXPLAINER: Concern mounts as Melissa Lucio's execution nears

HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly half of the jurors who sentenced a Texas woman to die for the 2007 death of one of her 14 children have called for her upcoming execution to be halted and for her to get a new tr...

Oldest Texas death row inmate faces execution in cop's death

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ oldest death row inmate faces execution Thursday for killing a Houston police officer nearly 32 years ago during a traffic stop. Carl Wayne Bun...

QB Watson's legal woes far from over as he reports to Browns

HOUSTON (AP) — While Deshaun Watson’s NFL career has resumed with the Cleveland Browns after grand juries declined to indict him on any criminal charges over sexual misconduct allegations, his legal...

Texas prosecutor pushes back on pleas to stop execution

HOUSTON (AP) — Members of a Texas House committee on Tuesday repeatedly pressed a prosecutor to use his authority to stop the April 27 execution of a woman whose conviction is being questioned amid gr...

Texas lawmakers visit woman on death row with hugs, prayers

HOUSTON (AP) — The seven Texas lawmakers who traveled hundreds of miles to update death row inmate Melissa Lucio on their efforts to stop her execution were also able to connect with her through embra...

Texas lawmakers meet with woman facing execution

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of bipartisan Texas lawmakers on Wednesday visited a death row inmate whose execution they are trying to stop amid doubts about whether she fatally beat her 2-year-old daughter....

Police: Man shot after running over worker, stabbing another

HOUSTON (AP) — Officers shot and wounded a man early Tuesday when he charged at them with a knife after he killed a construction worker with the worker's own stolen truck, crashed into the lobby of a ...