AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The trial to decide whether Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg will keep her job following a drunken-driving arrest this year enters its second day. Lehmberg is expected to take the witness stand today in an Austin courtroom. Lehmberg pleaded guilty, was sentenced to 45 days in jail and took a leave of absence to check into rehab. She then returned to her job, but her removal is being sought through a petition filed under state law.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Finalists from Texas are among some of the nation's top high school science students who are in Washington for the announcement of scholarships worth up to $100,000. The Siemens Foundation will announce the winners of its annual science competition for high school students during a ceremony in Washington today. Finalists also come from California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas woman is expected to plead guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Shannon Guess Richardson has a federal court appearance scheduled today in Texarkana, Texas. She's expected to plead guilty under a deal that caps any prison sentence at 18 years.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Officials say water sources at more than three buildings at a Central Texas veterans hospital have tested positive for legionella, a bacteria that can cause Legionnaires' disease. The Waco Veterans Affairs Medical Center had all of its buildings tested after a patient tested positive for Legionnaires' disease in October. Hospital officials say test results show at least three buildings have some level of legionella. Final test results have not come back on all buildings.
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