Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.
A 49-year-old Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her common-law husband on New Year's Eve is awaiting extradition from a small East Texas town.
AUSTIN ? National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden blasted the U.S. government Monday for "setting fire to the future of the Internet" with its massive data-collection program that has triggered a worldwide debate over online snooping. Snowden challenged the tech community to bolster encryption software that will make Internet communications more secure, criticizing companies such as Google, Yahoo and others for not doing enough to protect customers' privacy because their business models were based on unsecured networking. [...] he insisted that his actions have improved it, along with championing the online privacy of U.S. citizens who he said should be able to open e-mails or take cell phone calls without fear of being monitored. The session ? moderated by Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project and Snowden's legal advisor ? had been criticized in recent days by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, who claimed Snowden's "only apparent qualification is his willingness to steal from his own government and then flee to that beacon of First Amendment freedoms, the Russia of Vladimir Putin."
J.C. Penney Co., under major pricing and merchandising changes, swung to a bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss and said Tuesday it no longer expects to meet its previous profit forecast for the year as it sees more restructuring charges.
Three members of the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court face re-election this year, but two will have to survive primary opponents who accuse the court of becoming too pro-business.
Researchers say they've shown that certain plants have smarts during dry times.
Gov. Rick Perry isn't saying whether he approves of the University of Texas at Austin president whose job was reported to be in jeopardy.
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has placed her longtime chief of staff on administrative leave.
A Central Texas teenager has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2011 Waco drive-by fatal shooting of another youth.
Former Cy-Fair star and Rice standout Sam McGuffie was released from the New England Patriots on Monday.
McGuffie, 24, was signed to the Patriots practice squad on Dec. 27. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder was signed by the Raiders as a rookie free agent after going undrafted. He was released by the Raiders on Aug. 26 and signed with the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 3. He was released by the Cardinals on Sept. 17.
McGuffie was a star recruit out of Cy-Fair and originally played at Michigan. He later transferred to Rice.
Rob Williams, a two-time All-American who helped lead the University of Houston to the Final Four in 1982, died Monday. He was 52.
Williams, who also was a star at Milby High School, died from congestive heart failure, his brother Ed Williams said.
Williams lettered with the Cougars from 1979-82, leading the Cougars to the first of what would be the program's three straight Final Four appearances under coach Guy V. Lewis.
At UH, the 6-2 point guard was a two-time All-Southwest Conference first-team selection and the league's Most Valuable Player in 1981. He remains the fifth-leading scorer in school history with 1,838 points.
After UH, Williams was selected with the No. 19 overall pick by the Denver Nuggets, where he played two seasons with the Nuggets. He also played in the CBA and overseas.
Williams suffered a stroke in 1998 that left him blind in his left eye and partially paralyzed on his left side.