Posted: Feb 6, 2013 3:54 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2013 3:54 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Key lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow doctors to delegate limited prescription authority to nurses and physician assistants, a move that could cut health care costs. Senator Jane Nelson and Representative Lois Kolkhorst, both Republican chairs of key medical committees, announced today they want to give doctors more latitude in allowing advanced practice nurses and physician assistants to treat patients.
DALLAS (AP) An attorney for the Iraq War veteran accused of gunning down former Navy SEAL sniper and author Chris Kyle and a friend says he'll ask for a court-appointed psychiatrist to examine his client. R. Shay Isham says today the exam would be the first step toward determining if 25-year-old Eddie Routh is competent to stand trial.
DALLAS (AP) A North Texas jury has meted out a 28-year prison sentence for a man convicted of a 2011 mutilation attack that left his former girlfriend needing more than 500 stitches. Prosecutors had asked the Dallas County jury to sentence Jose Arreola to life imprisonment. But after about seven hours of deliberation, jurors arrived at the 28-year sentence today.
DOVER, Del. (AP) A lawsuit challenging plans to take troubled Central Texas-based computer maker Dell Incorporated private is being filed in Delaware. The lawsuit filed today claims that company founder Michael Dell and a group led by investment firm Silver Lake are trying to buy the Round Rock, Texas computer maker on the cheap for $24.4 billion, or $13.65 per share.