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Manhunt Continues After Waco TV Forecaster Shot Outside Studio

Updated: 12:24 PM - Dozens of officers from state and local agencies continued to search on the ground and from the air for a gunman late Wednesday morning after a weather forecaster was shot as he walked out of the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple.

Curiosity Rover Detects Methane Gas On Mars

Updated: 12/16/2014 - The presence of methane has been of keen interest because it could indicate the possibility of life on Mars, although methane is able to form without the presence of life.

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Sony Cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 Release

Posted: 4:20 PM - Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film.

Jeb Bush To 'Actively Explore' Run For President

Updated: 12/16/2014 - The former Republican Florida governor on Tuesday told his followers on Facebook and Twitter he has decided "to actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States."

Seige At Pakistani School Ends With 141 Dead

Updated: 12/16/2014 - Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in Pakistan, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over.

Appeal from Texas Death Row Inmate Dismissed

Posted: 12/14/2014 - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has dismissed a convicted serial killer's latest effort to duck a death sentence for a Wichita Falls woman's death during a murderous rampage from late 1984 to early 1986.

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Texas Man Sentenced to Death in Revenge Plot

Posted: 9:34 AM - A former North Texas justice of the peace is sentenced to death for capital murder in what prosecutors described as a revenge plot that left three people dead.

Several Hurt After American Jet Meets Turbulence

Updated: 11:10 AM - An American Airlines jet encountered severe air turbulence shortly after taking off from Seoul, South Korea, prompting an unscheduled landing at Narita International Airport in Tokyo after 14 people asked for medical attention.

Manhunt Continues After Waco TV Forecaster Shot Outside Studio

Updated: 12:24 PM - Dozens of officers from state and local agencies continued to search on the ground and from the air for a gunman late Wednesday morning after a weather forecaster was shot as he walked out of the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple.

Texas Woman Posts Bond in Salt Poisoning Case

Posted: 10:06 AM - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas woman has been released on bond while she awaits a new trial after being convicted of capital murder in the 2006 salt poisoning death of her foster son.

Even from Space, Holidays Shine Brightly

Updated: 12/16/2014 - With a new look at daily data from the Suomi NPP satellite, a NASA scientist and colleagues have identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons. According to the data, nighttime lights around many major U.S. cities shine 20 to 50 percent brighter during Christmas and New Year’s when compared to light output during the rest of the year. In some Middle Eastern cities, nighttime lights shine more than 50 percent brighter during Ramadan than the rest of the year.

Union Takes NFL to Court Over Adrian Peterson

Updated: 12/15/2014 - The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the star running back.

Austin Couple Killed in Home

Posted: 10:09 AM - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Travis County medical examiner's office has determined the deaths of an elderly couple found in their home were homicides.

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