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Posted: Jan 6, 2013 5:31 AM

Updated: Jan 6, 2013 5:31 AM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Texas officials say 18 employees of the El Paso State Supported Living Center have been reassigned amid allegations of abuse or neglect involving its special needs residents. A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services says the investigation could take weeks or months.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) U.S. officials have denied a Mexico couple's third and final attempt to obtain permission for humanitarian reasons to visit their dying daughter in Texas. Maria Sanchez has an inoperable tumor on her spine and is being cared for by her husband in their Houston apartment. The husband of 26-year-old Maria Sanchez says he will take her body to Mexico after her death.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong is reportedly considering a change in course, dropping his years of denials and admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs. The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, reported late Friday that Armstrong has told associates he is thinking about the move. However, Armstrong attorney Tim Herman says that the cyclist hasn't reached out to USADA chief executive Travis Tygart and David Howman, director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) University of Texas women's track coach Bev Kearney resigned yesterday after acknowledging in an interview with the Austin American-Statesman that she had an intimate relationship with an athlete in her program in 2002. Neither Kearney nor the university identified the former Texas athlete. Kearney told the newspaper it was a "consensual intimate relationship" that began in July 2002 and ended later that year.

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