CONCAN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety says the 13 people on a church bus who were killed in a wreck ranged in age from 61 to 87 years old. The bus driver was among those killed in the crash Wednesday. DPS identified him as 67-year-old Murray William Barrett of New Braunfels, a San Antonio suburb. Ten of those killed came from New Braunfels.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge is postponing the criminal trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and moving the case from the Republican's hometown. The decision Thursday comes a month before Paxton was scheduled to face a jury on felony securities fraud charges. He's accused of steering investors toward a tech startup without disclosing he was being paid by the company.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A coalition of environmental groups is challenging the federal permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in court because they say additional environmental scrutiny is needed. The Sierra Club joined with several other environmental groups to file the federal lawsuit Thursday in Montana. They say the initial environmental review of the proposed route was completed in 2014 and is inadequate and outdated. Officials with the State Department and TransCanada declined to comment on the lawsuit.
HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say two brothers have been arrested following a weekend argument and gunfire outside a Houston apartment complex that left two people dead and four wounded. Harris County jail records show 28-year-old Jeremy Jones was being held without bond Thursday on a charge of capital murder of multiple persons. Sheriff's officials say two groups of people argued Sunday night, leading to gunfire that left two men dead. Two other men and two women were wounded.
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