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Posted: Sep 15, 2012 2:31 AM

Updated: Sep 15, 2012 2:31 AM

DALLAS (AP) Fort Worth-based American Airlines says it still wants to work out a new contract with its pilots. Nevertheless, the president of the pilot's union says a deal is less likely now that American has imposed its own terms covering pay and work rules. Acting Allied Pilots Association president Keith Wilson says "the pilots are mad."

IRVING, Texas (AP) Workers belonging to Hostess Brands' biggest union have narrowly approved new contract terms. But another group of employees rejected the offer from the Irving-based maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread. Hostess says the new contract terms are needed for it to stay in business.

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) Officials say 16 bodies have been found dumped across a turbulent Mexican state that borders Texas two days after the arrest of one of the region's top drug bosses. Analysts predicted that the arrest of Gulf cartel head Eduardo Costilla Sanchez could set off a war between his previous competitors in the Sinaloa (sihn-uh-LOH'-uh) and Zetas cartels.

HOUSTON (AP) A Waller County man has become the fifth resident of the Houston metropolitan area to die of West Nile virus, bringing the virus death toll in Texas to at least 53 this year. Waller County Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Cantrell tells KTRK-TV of Houston that state health officials notified him of the death Thursday. Cantrell says he knows only that the victim lived in the Hempstead area.

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