Posted: Sep 7, 2012 3:49 PM
Updated: Sep 7, 2012 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) A Latino civil rights group is asking the Supreme Court to stop Texas from using congressional districts drawn by a lower federal court in the November election. The League of United Latin American Citizens filed the request today. The group says the court-drawn map, intended for use only in this year's election, has the same flaws identified by federal judges in Washington.
DALLAS (AP) AMR Corporation's bankruptcy creditors expect the parent company of American Airlines to decide by year-end whether to merge with another airline or remain an independent company. The committee representing Fort Worth-based AMR's unsecured creditors made the comment today.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Investigators in Texas have opened a criminal probe into how State Farm handled perhaps thousands of insurance claims from homeowners involving hurricane damage. Gregg Cox is head of the public integrity unit of the Travis County District Attorney's office in Austin. He says today that his team first began its investigation months ago, but that he couldn't comment further.
HOUSTON (AP) A Houston man who had more than 17,000 child pornography images and videos has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison. A Houston federal judge on Friday sentenced 64-year-old Christopher Pollett. In November he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in a 2010 case. Pollett must also pay $21,000 in restitution to three child victims and a $7,800 fine.