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12 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Houston police: Train hits back of 18-wheeler; no injuries

HOUSTON (AP) — No injuries are reported after a train collided with a tractor trailer at a crossing in northwest Houston. Police tell KTRK-TV (http://abc13.co/1TcGued ) that a Union Pacific train hit the 18-wheeler, which hadn't fully cleared the tracks yet. Debris from the trailer damaged a nearby vehicle. Dozens of cardboard boxes could be strewn at the site of ...

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17 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Activist: Confederate statue in Galveston inappropriate

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Houston activist is campaigning to have Galveston officials take down a statue in front of the local courthouse that honors Confederate soldiers. Isaac Fanuiel tells the Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/1Chs0FZ ) that the monument is inappropriate on an island where federal troops announced the freeing of slaves at the end of the Civil War ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill

By Terry Wade and Kristen Hays HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history. Under the agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Prosecutors say Paxton spokesman ignores facts

HOUSTON (AP) — Special prosecutors heading the investigation of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says a Paxton spokesman's statement calling the investigation a "political hit-job" ignores the facts of the case.

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JUL 02, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Inmate who fled Austin hospital captured near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A Central Texas jail inmate who fled during treatment at an Austin hospital has been captured near Houston after several days on the run. Parker was awaiting transfer to a Texas prison to serve 20 years for a 2012 aggravated assault.

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