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Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:00 AM

Updated: Apr 16, 2014 4:02 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Attorneys for a convicted killer say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution in Huntsville. Jose Villegas (vee-AY'-gus) faces execution for the January 2001 slayings of Erida and Jacob Salazar and Alma Perez. His attorneys contend new evidence shows he's mentally impaired and ineligible to be put to death.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) An offshore drilling rig is stable after being hit by a large storm wave off the Texas coast. Petty Officer Manda Emery says the platform was knocked 55 feet. Emery says one of three watertight chambers in one of the rig's six floatation columns began taking on water. The rig is about 130 miles from Galveston.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) What began as an argument on Twitter between an immigration reform advocate and a Republican hardliner on immigration reform has become a face-to-face debate. San Antonio Mayor Julian (hool-YAHN') Castro and state Senator Dan Patrick debated last night in Univision's San Antonio studios. There was no new ground staked out by the two.

DALLAS (AP) Conjoined twins separated last summer will head to a rehabilitation center today after living their lives so far in a Dallas hospital. Owen and Emmett Ezell were separated at the hospital last August in a nine-hour surgery. The babies shared a liver and intestines.

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