Posted: Jan 1, 2013 5:31 AM
Updated: Jan 1, 2013 5:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A judge has upheld Texas' law banning all state funding for Planned Parenthood's family planning programs this week. Planned Parenthood asked for a restraining order against enforcing the ban, arguing that it violates state law. But Judge Gary Harger ruled that the Legislature may exclude otherwise qualified doctors and clinics from receiving taxpayer funding just because they advocate for abortion rights.
DALLAS (AP) A judge has sentenced a Fort Worth man to 15 years in prison for knowingly infecting a woman with the HIV virus. The Dallas Morning News reports that Jimmy Billingsley had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. He admitted knowing since 2008 that he was HIV-positive but still having unprotected sex with a woman in 2009.
DALLAS (AP) Federal safety officials will order additional inspections of some Boeing 737 jets after a hole tore open in a Southwest Airlines plane during flight in 2009. The Federal Aviation Administration said yesterday that it will seek more detailed inspections for cracks along the tops of the planes. The FAA estimates the cost of inspecting 109 older Boeing 737s will be about $5.2 million.
DALLAS (AP) Today's inaugural Heart of Dallas Bowl kicks off a day full of football. The game at the Cotton Bowl Stadium pits 7-5 Oklahoma State against 6-6 Purdue. It's not to be confused with the Cotton Bowl that will be played on January 4th at Cowboys Stadium between Texas A and M and Oklahoma.