Oil and gas flow to Texas coast spawns building, tensions

For Texas ports, the rise in oil and gas exports is a windfall. For some communities, it's not so simple.
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Prosecutors in abuse case search office of major US cardinal

Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against a Houston-area priest are executing a search warrant at the offices of the local archdiocese, led by the c
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Rising sea levels threatening historic lighthouses

Lighthouses around the U.S. and the world are being threatened by rising seas and erosion, requiring costly protective measures that not every place can afford
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Catholic bishops' meeting nears end, no vote on abuse plan

U.S. Catholic bishops voice frustration as national assembly focused on clergy sex-abuse nears end without strong new steps to combat the crisis
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Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican

A Roman Catholic bishop at a meeting of his U.S. colleagues has suggested a nonbinding vote to convey a sense of their aspirations regarding anti-abuse efforts
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Bishops delay votes on combating church sex abuse crisis

At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling
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Bishops delay votes on combatting church sex abuse crisis

At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling
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Bishops will delay votes on steps to combat sex abuse crisis

U.S. Catholic bishops will delay for at least several months any action on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking the church
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Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as US Catholic bishops convene

Clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda as US Catholic bishops gather for important national assembly
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Complaint: Texas child fatally beaten, body placed in bayou

Authorities say a 21-year-old Texas woman lied about the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter and that she and her partner were responsible for the girl's d
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Officials offer plan to protect Texas from hurricanes

State and federal officials are recommending a plan to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes _ particularly the Houston area _ with a barrier system made up o
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Texas man gets 45 years in prison in teen girlfriend's death

A 23-year-old Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his teenage girlfriend
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1 boy's body recovered from water off Galveston, 1 sought

Searchers have recovered the body of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared while swimming near the Galveston seawall with a 16-year-old friend who's still missing
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Coast Guard: 2 boys reported missing in water at Galveston

Searchers are trying to locate two boys who were last seen in the water near the seawall in Galveston
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Efforts continue for marsh restoration in Southeast Texas

The robust wetland in Southeast Texas' Jefferson County has improved thanks to restoration efforts over the past few years
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Texas police questioned man days before California killings

Houston police did not flag for arrest or deportation a man now charged in a series of Southern California killings, despite a history of violence and six depor
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Man deported 6 times charged in California homeless killings

Authorities say a man who was deported six times and is now suspected in a string of killings and beatings that targeted sleeping homeless people in Southern Ca
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Suspect in California deaths was questioned in Texas

A man with a long immigration history who Los Angeles police is responsible for the beating deaths of three men was questioned weeks earlier by Houston authorit
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Deported man is suspect in deadly California beatings

A man who was deported from the United States six times is expected in court Wednesday to face charges after police say he killed three people and injured four
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Suspect in deadly California attacks was deported 6 times

Federal immigration officials say a man suspected of brutal attacks on men sleeping on Southern California beaches and streets, killing three, had been deported
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Latest: Suspect in California murders was deported 6 times

Federal immigration officials say a man suspected of brutal attacks on men sleeping on Southern California beaches and streets, killing three, had been deported
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Texas man accused of series of California homeless beatings

Authorities say a "violent predator" has been arrested on suspicion of a series of attacks against seven mainly homeless men in Southern California
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Police say they have weapons from deadly street attacks

Los Angeles police say investigators have found a baseball bat and bolt cutters they believe a homeless man used to attack men sleeping on streets or beaches, k
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The Latest: California attacks suspect has record in Texas

A man under investigation in brutal beatings of Southern California homeless men and the disappearances of relatives in Texas has a criminal record that include
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