Inmate To Die Next Week For Fort Worth Killings Loses Appeal
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected an appeal from a 48-year-old man set for execution next week for the slayings of two men in Fort Worth more than 11 years ago.
Judge Asks If Texas Fetal Remains Rules Override Current Law
A federal judge appears to be casting doubt on the legality of hotly debated Texas rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains, questioning Wednesday whether they would override separate, existing state laws on scattering ashes.
Official: Manson Alive Amid Reports He Was Hospitalized
TMZ reported Tuesday that Manson was taken to a hospital in Bakersfield, about 60 miles south of the California prison where he has been incarcerated.
Hook’em Horns: Herman Says He’s Ready For Pressure Of Texas
Tom Herman smiled, raised his right hand for the “Hook’em Horns” sign and said all the right things Sunday to fire up the fan base as the new Texas coach.
High Court To Examine Mental Disability, Death Penalty Issue
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation’s busiest state for capital punishment — Texas — is trying to put to death a convicted killer who’s intellectually disabled.
U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level In Decades
The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.
Court Blocks Federal Plan To Extend Overtime Pay To Many
The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas granted the nationwide preliminary injunction, saying the Department of Labor’s rule exceeds the authority the agency was delegated by Congress.
Attorney Wants Execution Halted For Dad Who Killed Daughters
John David Battaglia has asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest criminal court, to halt his scheduled Dec. 7 lethal injection in Huntsville.
Fingers Make Handy Digital Keys, But Not Safe Ones
It sounds like a great idea — forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It’s a convenient form of security, though it’s also perhaps not as safe as you’d think.