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Gunman fatally shoots 2, wounds 3 Texas cops, takes own life

Jul. 03, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

A gunman killed two people and wounded four others, including three police officers, before taking his own life at a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, police said Sunday. Wounds suffered by the four survivors were not life-threatening, police said. The incident...

Some Texas schools may call slavery 'involuntary relocation'

Jun. 30, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Public schools in Texas would describe slavery to second graders as “involuntary relocation” under new social studies standards proposed to the state's education board. A group of nine educators submitted the idea to the State Board of Education as part of...

Man gets life in prison in fatal shooting of Texas officer

Jun. 30, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison in the 2018 fatal shooting of an undercover Fort Worth, Texas, police officer, prosecutors said. A jury on Wednesday gave Timothy Huff, 36, a life sentence without possibility of parole in the death of Garrett Hull, an...

Judge told to recuse himself in former Texas officer's trial

Jun. 28, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A new judge must be assigned to oversee the murder case against a former Texas police officer after defense attorneys successfully argued that the initial judge must recuse himself. Retired Second Court of Appeals Justice Lee Gabriel issued the decision...

American Airlines testing face-scanning at DFW Airport

Jun. 22, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Wednesday that customers with PreCheck can go through security checkpoints at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport with a face scan and phone app instead of showing their driver’s license or passport. The airline said that it...

Juneteenth celebrations emphasize ending racial disparities

Jun. 19, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — After Opal Lee led hundreds in a walk through her Texas hometown to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, the 95-year-old Black woman who helped successfully push for the holiday to get national recognition said it's important that people learn the history behind it. ...

Pianist, 18, from South Korea wins Van Cliburn competition

Jun. 19, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old from South Korea has won the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, one of the top showcases for the world's best pianists. The competition held in Fort Worth, Texas, ended Saturday night with Yunchan Lim becoming the competition's...

Judge again delays Fort Worth ex-cop's murder trial

Jun. 13, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday again delayed the murder trial of an ex-police officer who fatally shot a Black woman through a window of her own Fort Worth home in 2019. State administrative Judge George Gallagher delayed Aaron Dean’s trial during a Monday...

Brad Johnson of 'Melrose Place,' Marlboro Man ads dies at 62

Jun. 04, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Johnson, who jumped from rodeo cowboy to portraying the Marlboro Man in cigarette spots and film and TV roles including Steven Spielberg’s “Always” and “Melrose Place,” has died. He was 62. Johnson died Feb. 18 in Fort Worth, Texas, of...

At least 1 killed in North Texas flash flooding

Jun. 04, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — At least one person was killed as heavy rains caused flash flooding in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The storms sloshed across the region Friday night, resulting in widely scattered flash flooding. Fire and rescue officials say a man called his family to...