Posted: Dec 2, 2013 3:47 PM
Updated: Dec 2, 2013 3:48 PM
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has been indicted in South Texas. The indictment unsealed against Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba alleges he engaged in money laundering and other financial crimes. Yarrington was governor of Tamaulipas from 1999 to 2004. Prosecutors say Yarrington received bribes from a drug cartel and in return allowed traffickers to distribute large amounts of cocaine into the U.S.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Customs officials say a 17-year-old U.S. citizen gave birth to a baby boy on Thanksgiving Day with the help of Customs and Border Protection agents at a West Texas port of entry. The young woman arrived just after 5 a.m. and asked officers to contact an ambulance, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Monday. Within minutes a boy was born with the assistance of agents. The officers wrapped the baby with their jackets and blankets while waiting for EMS to arrive.
DALLAS (AP) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's homeland security investigations arm says it's seized or shut down 57 domain names in Texas associated with the sale of counterfeit goods. John McNair, Dallas' assistant special agent in charge for investigations, said Monday that websites are often a "chokepoint" for manufacturers and vendors of counterfeit goods.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Ryan O'Neal says he wasn't trying to keep it a secret that he removed an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett from the actress' home after her death. Ownership of the artwork is at issue in a trial between O'Neal and the University of Texas at Austin, which is seeking the portrait for its museum. The actor says the Warhol portrait he removed belongs to him and was a gift from the artist. The university contends Fawcett left the portrait to her alma mater.