Posted: Aug 22, 2013 2:00 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2013 2:01 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) Military jurors are deliberating at the Fort Hood shooting trial. Prosecutors gave their closing argument this morning but Major Nidal Hasan -- who's been acting as his own attorney -- did not make a closing statement. He's put up little defense. If convicted, Hasan could face the death penalty.
WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department says it will sue Texas over the state's voter ID law. And it will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state's redistricting laws. Attorney General Eric Holder says the government will not allow a recent Supreme Court decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Fort Worth has halted demolitions of substandard structures while city officials rewrite their procedures. A supervisor has been suspended after a city-hired contractor twice tore down the wrong house.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Burn bans are in place in about half the counties in Texas and forestry officials are urging caution as Labor Day approaches. The disastrous wildfires that destroyed about 1,700 homes and scorched tens of thousands of acres in Bastrop County occurred on Labor Day weekend in 2011.