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Comic Amy Schumer: Smarter gun laws needed

Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.


Theater shooting jury moves toward death penalty

Theater shooting jurors have voted to take the final step toward deciding if James Holmes should be put to death. 


Analysis: AG indictment less politically flared

AUSTIN — Texas' top lawyer was briefly booked into a North Texas jail on three felony charges, the second top statewide elected official within a year to be indicted after former Gov. Rick Perry's felony indictments last August.


Waller: Numbers growing in health program

AUSTIN — I really wanted to call the Subway sandwich shop number that was listed as a women's health organization. But I didn't hear back in time from the NARAL Pro-Choice Texas folks who said they made that call themselves when studying the Texas Women's Health Program.


Suspected drunken driver causes crash

A driver whose vehicle caught fire after it struck a guard rail at the Padre Island National Seashore escaped the flames but not the law.


Theater shooting trial: Phase 2 verdict reached

Twelve jurors say they've reached a verdict in the second phase of the penalty process for James Holmes.


Man in police shooting wants appointed lawyer

A man accused of shooting police who fired his lawyer the day of trial wants a judge to appoint him a new one.


Police: Men rob women inside home

Corpus Christi police are searching for two men suspected of robbing two women inside a home early Monday.


Texas AG charged with securities fraud

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the state's top lawyer in January.


Bills emerge near Ferguson shooting anniversary

Since then, a number of states have passed legislation aimed to curb or address issues and questions that could arise in a similar situation.


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