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Posted: Jul 19, 2014 2:32 AM

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 2:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will come to Washington next week to discuss the surge of unaccompanied minors from their countries across the U.S. border. The White House says the Central American presidents will meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Friday. The U.S. has been urging their governments to take steps to stem the exodus of children.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) North Texas police have filed criminal charges against two owners of a funeral home where eight decaying bodies were found earlier this week. Rachel Hardy-Johnson was arrested yesterday and her husband, Dondre Johnson, is expected to turn himself in. They own Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office has said seven of the eight bodies found Tuesday were in advanced stages of decomposition.

HOUSTON (AP) Jurors have convicted a 23-year-old man in the 2012 killings of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner. The Harris County jury deliberated about two hours yesterday before finding Harlem Lewis III guilty of capital murder. He was on trial in the deaths of Bellaire officer Jimmie Norman and auto body shop owner Terry Taylor.

HOUSTON (AP) A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons says it will resume using drones in its work after an appeals court ruled a warning the group received to stop using them didn't have any legal consequences. Texas EquuSearch had sued the Federal Aviation Administration, seeking to overturn what the group described as an order prohibiting the organization from using drones. A three-judge panel dismissed the lawsuit yesterday.

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