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Posted: Mar 16, 2013 2:38 AM

Updated: Mar 16, 2013 2:39 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is asking a federal judge to stay a decision that found the state's water management responsible for the deaths of 23 endangered whooping cranes. Abbott sought the emergency stay yesterday. He argued Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack overstepped her authority in a Monday order prohibiting Texas from granting new water permits on two rivers.

HOUSTON (AP) A Labrador retriever that authorities say had been coated with fuel and set on fire last month has survived and is near release from a veterinary clinic. Houston animal control officers found the dog February 20th after it had wandered for days near Hobby Airport.

MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican federal police say they have seized more than nine tons of marijuana, 370 pounds of crystal meth and a large cache of weapons this week in a northern border city caught in a bloody turf war between two drug cartels. Yesterday's police statement says a citizen's complaint led officers to two underground warehouses near a highway that links Monterrey with Reynosa, a city across the border from McAllen, Texas.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) A Texas company says it's considering filing a new application for a state air permit that would allow it to begin constructing a proposed $10 billion oil refinery in South Dakota rather than ask for an extension. The company had until Friday to start building the refinery to process Canadian tar sands crude.

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