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CORPUS CHRISTI — Two brothers from San Antonio have died after being washed away from the shore while playing in the surf at Padre Island. Corpus Christi police identified the apparent drowning victims as 10-year-old Adrian Torres and 14-year-old Eric Torres.

Investigators say the siblings were with family and in shallow water when both turned up missing Sunday afternoon. Sr. Officer Marc Harrod says relatives pulled the boys from the water. The siblings were transported by ambulances to hospitals.

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center says a broad area of low pressure near the Yucatan Peninsula could brew nasty weather along the Texas and Louisiana coasts and inland Monday night and Tuesday.

Hurricane center spokesman Dennis Feltgen says the low may develop into a tropical system. But he says that whether it does or not, it’s likely to slam into the middle and upper Texas coast and west Louisiana with at least 4 to 6 inches of rain and 40-mph winds.

He says that includes parts of Texas that were flooded only weeks ago.


Authorities say they've confirmed the death of a suspect accused of opening fire on officers outside the Dallas police headquarters.

Police said Saturday that the suspect was found dead inside his armored van at a parking lot in suburban Hutchins, where he had been in an hours-long standoff with SWAT team officers.

Police Chief David Brown had said a sniper hit the suspect shortly after 5 a.m. and that officers had lost contact with him for several hours afterward. But officers did not directly approach the van due to the threat of explosives inside.

GALVESTON — A pediatric doctor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston who faces charges of receipt and possession of child pornography has resigned and the state medical board has suspended his license to practice.

Houston media outlets report 49-year-old Dr. Dennis Patrick Hughes announced his resignation in a statement Thursday. Shortly after, the Texas Medical Board said a disciplinary panel temporarily suspended Hughes’ license, after determining “his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to the public welfare.”


MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government says it is working with the United States in the investigation into a shooting attack on a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter on June 5, but says it “categorically rejects any attempt to see the border as a security threat.”

Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Thursday the U.S. border informed the Mexican government that it would send two Blackhawk helicopters to patrol the Texas border area where the helicopter was hit.

The apparently unarmored chopper was forced to make an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas, after bullets hit the ride side of the aircraft and the rotor blade.