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Posted: Sep 21, 2013 2:30 AM

Updated: Sep 21, 2013 2:31 AM

DALLAS (AP) Parts of Texas have been getting soaked as rain and cooler temperatures reach the state in a soggy beginning to autumn. Oncor (ON'-kor) reported about 100 customers without electricity yesterday evening, down from more than 26,000 left in the dark overnight as storms reached North Texas. Persistent rain in East, Central and Southeast Texas prompted some high school football games to be canceled.

DALLAS (AP) AT and T has closed on its $780 million acquisition of Atlantic Tele-Network Incorporated, a wireless phone operator that operates under the Alltel brand with 590,000 subscribers. Dallas-based AT and T says it will release its third-quarter results on October 23rd.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a San Antonio man to just over four years in prison after his guilty plea to mail fraud in a scheme that cost a Lubbock hospital almost $700,000. A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Lubbock says 46-year-old Robert Bruce was sentenced yesterday to four years and three months in prison. Bruce resigned in December 2011 when an audit uncovered the losses.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says in an upcoming documentary he accepted money his senior year at Tennessee. Foster, who played for Tennessee from 2005 to 2008, says, "My senior year, I was getting money on the side." Sports Illustrated first reported Foster's comments in the EPIX documentary titled, "Schooled: The Price of College Sports."

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