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Posted: Aug 15, 2013 4:06 PM

Updated: Aug 15, 2013 4:06 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Texas judge says he plans to have a special prosecutor review allegations that Governor Rick Perry possibly violated the law over a veto that cut funding for public corruption investigators. Judge Robert Richardson tells the Austin-American Statesman that he expects to appoint a special prosecutor early as next week. Perry's office denies any wrongdoing.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) One of the soldiers killed during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood cried out for her unborn child as she was fatally shot. Private Francheska Velez was among 13 people killed when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded medical building at the sprawling Central Texas Army post in 2009. Major Nidal Hasan is being court-martialed in the massacre.

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) Dell's earnings plunged 72 percent during its fiscal second quarter as the slumping personal computer maker struggled to cope with shareholder unrest. The disheartening results announced today could help Dell Incorporated's board persuade more of the company's stockholders that they're better off accepting a buyout offer from a group led by CEO Michael Dell.

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) The Dallas Cowboys are dealing with yet another setback at guard after Ron Leary was sent home for more examinations on a right knee that probably needs surgery. Coach Jason Garrett says today the team didn't consider the injury serious and hoped to have the 2nd year offensive lineman back at practice in "a couple of weeks."

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