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  1. Texas toddler left at stranger's house, instead of with dadRead the original story

    Friday Oct 19 | WHTC

    A woman who intended to drop off a 2-year-old boy with his father instead left the toddler at the wrong address in suburban Houston and ran off after ringing the bell, police said late Thursday. The woman who left the child, a friend of the mother, was initially suspected of child abandonment after video, shared widely on social media, showed her hoisting the toddler by the arm to a stranger's house in the northern Houston suburb of Spring on Thursday, authorities said.


  2. Late brothel owner Hof will win Nevada vote: campaign managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: Dennis Hof, who owned the Moonlite BunnyRanch legal brothel and was a Republican candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 36 - A brothel-owning Republican candidate for the Nevada state legislature who died this week will remain on the ballot and win his election in November, his campaign manager predicted on Wednesday. Dennis Hof, 72, who died on Tuesday, styled himself as America's best-known pimp and a strip-club owner who ran multiple brothels.


  3. Nevada woman sues soccer star Ronaldo for alleged sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | WHTC

    A Nevada woman has sued Cristiano Ronaldo and is participating in a police investigation of the global soccer star for an alleged rape at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, according to a complaint filed by her lawyer. Lawyers for Ronaldo, one of the world's best-known athletes, on Friday threatened to sue a German magazine that published the accusation.


  4. Dallas police dismiss officer who fatally shot man in his homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: Officer Amber Guyger appears in a booking photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office, September 10, 2018. Kaufman AUSTIN, Texas - The Dallas Police Department on Monday fired a police officer who is facing a manslaughter charge after fatally shooting a man in his apartment that the officer said she mistook for her own home.


  5. Former USA Gymnastics trainer in Texas jail on sex abuse chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | WHTC

    Former USA Gymnastics trainer Debbie Van Horn appears in a booking photo provided by Walker County Jail in Huntsville, Texas, U.S. September AUSTIN, Texas - A former USA Gymnastics trainer was arrested and jailed in Texas after being accused of sexually abusing a child at a team training facility in Huntsville, jail officials said on Thursday. Debbie Van Horn, 64, was being held in the Walker County Jail on a single abuse count.


  6. U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones loses bid to stop defamation lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: Conspiracy theorist, radio talk show host and founder Alex Jones walks up Elm Street past the spot where U.S. Presi AUSTIN, Texas - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones lost a bid to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against him by the parents of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre, according to court documents released on Thursday. Judge Scott Jenkins in Travis County, Texas, where Jones lives, said Jones' motion to dismiss the lawsuit was "in all respects denied," court papers showed.


  7. Boy, 11, hacks into replica U.S. vote website in minutes at conventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: A man takes part in a hacking contest during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on July 29, 2017. REUTERS/ - An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organizers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes.


  8. Houston police hunt clues in killing of Bush doctor by bicyclistRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrives on the field to do the coin toss ahead of the start of Super Bowl LI between the AUSTIN, Texas - Houston police are studying surveillance video and following up on tips in the killing of a cardiologist who once treated former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and was fatally shot while riding a bicycle in the city's medical center, authorities said on Saturday. Mark Hausknecht, 65, was killed on Friday morning by a man thought to be in his 30s who fired at least two shots at him from a passing bicycle as the doctor rode to work at the center, which is home to several hospitals and medical offices, police said.


  9. Pianist's wife not guilty by insanity in killing of daughters in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: Sofya Tsygankova, 31, charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of daughters, Nika, 5, and Michela, 1, is shown in AUSTIN, Texas - The estranged wife of a prominent Ukrainian-born concert pianist was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2016 slayings of the couple's two young daughters in their Texas home, and the judge hearing the case ordered her committed to a state mental hospital. The verdict, accepted by prosecutors and defense lawyers, capped a 3-1/2-hour bench trial in which the two sides presented their testimony in written form to Judge Ruben Gonzalez, said Samantha Jordan, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.


  10. Activists land funds to fly 'Trump baby' blimp in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: A man looks from his balcony as people inflate a helium filled Donald Trump blimp which they hope to deploy during The President NEW YORK - The blimp portraying Donald Trump as a snarling baby that flew over London last week during the U.S. president's European tour could soon be in New Jersey's skies after activists said they had raised enough money to bring it to the United States. Anti-Trump activists by Monday morning had raised more than $7,000 on , more than the $4,500 they said they had needed to get the diaper-wearing helium balloon to Bedminster, New Jersey, home of the Trump National Golf Club that the president regularly visits.


  11. Texas grand jury does not indict famed coaches in gymnastics scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: Gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi watches the women's gymnastics qualification at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 O AUSTIN, Texas - A grand jury declined to indict celebrated gymnastics coaches Bela and Marta Karolyi for a role in suspected sexual assaults by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor at the couple's training ranch in Texas, court officials said on Friday. A grand jury in the county charged disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar with six counts of sexual assault of a child for his actions at the ranch in Huntsville, about 70 miles northwest of Houston.


  12. Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | WHTC

    A jail cell on death row, where prison inmates await execution, at a state penitentiary in Texas. REUTERS/Texas Dept of Criminal Justice AUSTIN, Texas - After two recent botched U.S. executions of inmates with compromised veins, a convicted murderer and rapist is arguing he is too ill to be put to death by lethal injection in Texas later this month.


  13. Lawsuit challenges Texas abortion curbsRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2018 | WHTC

    An abortion provider that in 2016 persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to void parts of a restrictive Texas law on Thursday filed a new lawsuit challenging dozens of that state's other curbs on the procedure as unconstitutional. Whole Woman's Health Alliance and six nonprofits providing abortion-related services said Texas' licensing, parental notification, waiting period, ultrasound and other requirements violated women's due process rights.


  14. Texas to execute man dubbed 'Lovers' Lane' killer for 2003 murderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: Texas deathrow inmate Juan Castillo is pictured in this police handout photo obtained by Reuters August 29, 2017. Texas Departme AUSTIN, Texas - Texas on Wednesday plans to execute a man dubbed the "Lovers' Lane" killer who was convicted of a 2003 ambush attack on a remote road in San Antonio where he tried to rob another man in a parked car and then fatally shot him.


  15. Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush discharged from hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: Former President George H.W. Bush, arrives at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for funeral services for former first lady Barbara B AUSTIN, Texas - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 93, was discharged on Friday from a Houston hospital, where he stayed for nearly two weeks for treatment of an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said. Bush, the oldest living former U.S. president, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 22, a day after he attended the funeral of his wife, Barbara, the former first lady who died on April 17. The couple had been married for 73 years.


  16. U.S. checks reports three American detainees relocated in North Korea: officialRead the original story

    May 2, 2018 | WHTC

    The U.S. government is looking into reports that three Americans detained in North Korea have been relocated from a labor camp to a hotel near Pyongyang ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was no immediate confirmation of any change in the detainees' status.


  17. Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush admitted to Houston hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | WHTC

    FILE PHOTO: Former President George H.W. Bush is greeted as he exits the funeral services of his wife Barbara Bush, followed by his daughter AUSTIN, Texas - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital for an infection that spread to his blood a day after the funeral of Barbara Bush, his wife of seven decades, a family spokesman said on Monday. Bush, 93, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.


  18. Former U.S. taekwondo star waits a decade for her #MeToo momentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2018 | WHTC

    Taekwondo athlete Mandy Meloon poses with her grandfather Heinz Dieter Mrugalla and mother Martina Flores shortly after winning the bron - It has taken a decade, but Mandy Meloon, a two-time taekwondo world champion thrown off the U.S. national team in 2007 after accusing her coach of molesting her at age 16, has won a measure of vindication. When she first complained about being sexually abused by Jean Lopez, then the team's head coach, USA Taekwondo officials said the claims were false slurs that damaged morale, and Meloon was soon suspended from the team.


  19. Texas serial bombing victims appear not to be linked: authoritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | WHTC

    Texas blast suspect Mark Anthony Conditt is seen in this undated handout photo released by Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, U.S. M AUSTIN, Texas - The victims of the Austin serial bombing attacks that killed two people last month do not appear to have been linked, a U.S. attorney said on Monday, adding that the bomber, who killed himself as police closed in, likely acted alone. Bomber Mark Conditt, 23, an unemployed man from the Austin suburb of Pflugerville, died on March 21 after detonating a explosive device as police ran toward his vehicle in an Austin suburb.


  20. Oklahoma Senate takes up tax hike to halt week-long teachers' strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | WHTC

    Teachers pack the state Capitol rotunda to capacity, on the second day of a teacher walkout, to demand higher pay and more funding for educa OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate is set to debate a tax hike package on Friday to raise education funds in the hope of halting a week-long strike by its public school teachers, who are some of the lowest-paid educators in the country. The strike that started on Monday has affected more than half a million students.


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