Posted: Oct 23, 2013 3:52 PM
Updated: Oct 23, 2013 3:53 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An attorney and immigration activist has announced she will challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. John McCain in next year's Republican primary. Linda Vega, founder of her own Houston law firm, says a centerpiece of her campaign will be overhauling America's immigration system. She says it's so flawed now that it's bad for business.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Abortion providers have told a federal judge that new restrictions in Texas would leave tens of thousands of women without access to the procedure. But attorneys for the state said the stricter regulations fall within the right of the Legislature to protect "fetal life." Judge Lee Yeakel said today he'll make a ruling on the law's constitutionality before it takes effect on Oct. 29.
DALLAS (AP) A North Texas man whose CPA license was revoked has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for line-of-credit loan fraud. Fifty-six-year-old Robert Pauley of Arlington to pay nearly $2.6 million in restitution. Pauley last November pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
HOUSTON (AP) A federal report says pollution that contributes to man-made climate change declined 4.5 percent nationwide last year, but Texas still leads in carbon dioxide emissions. Texas has also decreased such pollution. But a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released today shows the Lone Star State still emitted about double the carbon dioxide than any other state.