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Posted: Aug 10, 2012 6:03 AM

Updated: Aug 10, 2012 6:03 AM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston school board has endorsed a $1.9 billion bond package to rebuild or renovate many of the district's schools. The Houston Chronicle reports the vote yesterday came after about 60 people spoke. Voters will decide in November whether to approve the bond package.

WACO, Texas (AP) An AWOL soldier convicted of planning to blow up a Texas restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers is scheduled to be sentenced. Naser Jason Abdo has said he'll represent himself in court at his hearing today in Waco. Abdo was originally set for sentencing yesterday, but it was postponed after he requested more time to prepare.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is taking his fight with U.S. anti-doping officials before a federal judge in Austin. The U.S Anti-Doping Agency says Armstrong used steroids to win the famed cycling race from 1999-2005. Armstrong denies doping and is suing to block the case.

NEW YORK (AP) J.C. Penney is reporting a bigger-than-expected loss and plummeting sales as its customers continue to be turned off by the company's new pricing plan. The Plano-based company says it lost $147 million in the latest earnings period. The new pricing plan eliminates hundreds of sales in favor of every day lower prices.

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