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Posted: Jun 2, 2014 2:01 PM

Updated: Jun 2, 2014 2:01 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas has to cut its carbon emissions by 39 percent by 2030 under new federal requirements. The EPA is giving the state at least three years to develop a plan to reach that goal. It says states need to make power plants more efficient, reduce their reliance on coal and invest in renewable energy sources. Attorney General Greg Abbott -- the Republican nominee for governor -- says the federal policies will kill jobs and he'll keep fighting them.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) Federal agencies are holding a week of hearings on the March collision that spilled about 170,000 gallons of fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel. Officials say the hearings aren't intended to determine who was at fault for the collision of a barge and a freighter. The accident snarled waterway traffic for five days.

WACO, Texas (AP) McLennan County has hired a former prosecutor to handle appeals in a capital murder case. John Bradley was voted out of office in Williamson County two years ago after he fought efforts to exonerate Michael Morton, who was wrongfully imprisoned for killing his wife.

NEW YORK (AP) Joel Osteen is getting his own channel on satellite radio. SiriusXM says the channel will air his sermon at Yankee Stadium in New York on Saturday and rebroadcast past sermons. It will also feature a live call-in show hosted by Osteen and his wife. Osteen preaches to 40,000 people weekly at his Houston mega-church.

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