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Posted: Sep 4, 2012 3:46 PM

Updated: Sep 4, 2012 3:46 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A public hearing is being held today on what the state's Women's Health Program might look like after the federal government pulls funding amid a battle over Planned Parenthood. The state vows to keep the program going on its own, but without Planned Parenthood, which had provided care to about half of the program's participants.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Officials in a North Texas county say they're making a strong move against a wave of squatters trying to claim homes through an obscure state statute called "adverse possession." Adverse possession allows someone to take ownership of otherwise unclaimed land after a period of time, typically 10 years. But several people in Dallas-Fort Worth tried to file paperwork on foreclosures or temporarily empty homes.

HOUSTON (AP) A Houston attorney has pleaded guilty to scamming the finances of some veterans he was hired to help. Seventy-three-year-old Joe B. Phillips entered the plea today. That according to prosecutors in Houston. Phillips pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make false statements, misappropriation by a fiduciary and signing a false income tax return. He faces up to three years in prison for tax fraud and five years on the other counts.

CIBOLO, Texas (AP) Eleven students and the driver of a South Texas school bus have been slightly hurt when the vehicle was hit by a pickup truck. Authoritiesin Cibolo (SEE'-boh-loh) say the bus was struck from behind this morning. The injured were transported to a hospital to be checked out. No one was immediately charged in the accident involving a bus from the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District.

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