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Posted: Dec 27, 2012 2:31 AM

Updated: Dec 27, 2012 2:32 AM

HOUSTON (AP) Former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the ex-president was admitted to the ICU on Sunday "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever." Bush has been hospitalized since November 23rd with a bronchitis-like cough.

HOUSTON (AP) A Houston-area man shot by robbers who wanted his new Air Jordan shoes has died. The Houston Chronicle reports 22-year-old Joshua Wood died at Houston Northwest Hospital. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Wood was shot last Friday as he tried to escape armed robbers who wanted the newly released Air Jordan XI "Bred" sneakers.

HOUSTON (AP) A Houston freeway shut down for hours after a tanker truck crashed and exploded, killing the driver. Authorities say the wreck occurred yesterday morning on U.S. Highway 59 east of Bush Intercontinental Airport. Flames that closed both sides of the freeway were contained after more than an hour, and all lanes reopened nearly eight hours later.

ABILENE, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 34-year-old man has been shot to death by his estranged girlfriend after he barged into her home. Abilene police found Earnest Gonzales wounded yesterday morning in front of the woman's house. He died later at a hospital. Police say the woman had legal possession of the handgun and no criminal charges are expected.

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