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Posted: Nov 3, 2012 2:31 AM

Updated: Nov 3, 2012 2:31 AM

HOUSTON (AP) The city of Houston has reached a $3.1 million settlement with a man who spent more than 17 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. George Rodriguez was wrongly convicted and sentenced to 60 years in prison on the basis of what the city now describes as a faulty analysis of DNA evidence by the city crime lab. Rodriguez was freed on the basis of new DNA evidence in 2004. Yesterday's settlement ends Rodriguez's long legal battle.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) One of four San Antonio women seeking exoneration of their convictions from a 1994 sexual assault case has been released on parole. Anna Vasquez served 12 years of a 15-year prison sentence for the sexual assault of two young girls, ages 7 and 9. The San Antonio Express-News reports that the youngest accuser, who's now 25, has publically recanted the accusations.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) A nerve disorder is putting Texas Tech women's basketball junior forward Shauntal Nobles out of action indefinitely. The young woman from the Fort Worth suburb of Haslet has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre (gee-YAHN bah-RAY') syndrome, where the immune system attacks the nervous system in the body's extremities.

DALLAS (AP) President George H. W. Bush had a problem so important that he sent a memo to White House staff asking them to take a pledge: Don't feed his dog Ranger, who was packing on the pounds. That memo and more than 200 photos are featured in Dallas author Jennifer Boswell Pickens' new book "Pets at the White House."

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