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Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:30 AM

Updated: Nov 2, 2013 5:31 AM

HOUSTON (AP) A Houston-area police officer who was shot during a traffic stop can be heard on a patrol car recording saying she was "hit twice" but still chasing three suspects. One man was arrested on aggravated assault on a peace officer charges following the October 26th shooting of Stafford Officer Ann Carrizales. Crime Stoppers of Houston on Thursday announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the other two suspects.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Venezuela is quietly seizing control of two oil rigs owned by a unit of Houston-based Superior Energy Services after the company shut them down because the state oil monopoly was months behind on payments. The seizure started Thursday after a judge in the state of Anzoategui entered a Superior depot and ordered the company to hand over the rigs to an affiliate of state-owned PDVSA.

DALLAS (AP) Efforts by the Dallas Zoo to bolster a rare mammal's population have led to the recent birth of another okapi (oh-KAH'-pee). The Dallas Morning News reports the female named Almasi (ahl-MAH'-see) is the 36th okapi calf born at the zoo. Almasi, which means "diamond" in Swahili, made her first appearance yesterday in the Wilds of Africa habitat.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A South Texas man has been arrested on drug charges after federal border agents discovered nearly 52 pounds of apparent methamphetamine hidden in his car. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Thursday estimated the drugs have a street value of $1.6 million.

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