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Texas sex offender fugitive wanted 15 years captured in California

John Arthur Volker, 50, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, in now in custody after being captured on Jan. 5 in California. Volker, who had eluded law enforcement for nearly 15 years, was wanted for probation violation.

In Texas, payday lenders are getting borrowers arrested

Arresting people -- or threatening to do so -- over unpaid debts has been illegal in Texas for years now. Yet, that hasn't stopped payday lenders from using the criminal justice system to go after more than 1,500 borrowers in the state.

FBI identifies doctor, shooter killed in Texas VA clinic shooting

UPDATE: (Wednesday, January 1)

3.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Dallas area

A magnitude 3.5- 5km earthquake has hit east, northeast of Irving, Texas. According to the USGS, cities near the center of the quake are Irving, University Park, Dallas and Farmers Branch.

Craig Biggio, 3 others elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The National Baseball Hall of Fame soon will have new, high-quality arms with the election of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz -- along with slugger Craig Biggio -- hall President Jeff Idelson announced Tuesday.

A tale of two Tsarnaevs on eve of trial in Boston Marathon bombing

Two portraits have emerged of Boston Marathon terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose trial begins Monday.

More homestate Dems defend GOP whip Scalise

 As national Democrats are jumping at the chance to sink Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana Democrats are throwing the House majority whip a buoy.

Louisiana pols offer bipartisan backing for Steve Scalise

The Louisiana delegation is offering bipartisan support to Rep. Steve Scalise, who is embroiled in scandal surrounding his 2002 address to a white supremacist forum.

4 people, including a child, found dead inside Texas home

Friends and family are dealing with a lot of questions after four people were found dead inside a Texas home, Gilma Avalos reports.

Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

Former president George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital.