NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a trial date in the case of David Rainey.Prosecutors allege that Rainey - during a May 4, 2010, congressional briefing - failed to disclose information about the estimated rate that oil was spewing from BP's blown-out well after a rig explosion.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Local law enforcement agencies in Texas have received millions more dollars from a federal grant program to help deal with the surge in illegal immigration. More than 57,000 unaccompanied child immigrants entered the country illegally since October, most of them crossing the Mexican border in South Texas.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas County says it won't meet its goal of accepting unaccompanied immigrant children by the end of the month, as federal teams continue to assess possible sites to house them. Judge Clay Jenkins says county and federal officials will work all weekend but that it won't be enough. Jenkins has offered three county buildings that could take 2,000 immigrants.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - University of Texas System regents have set a Tuesday meeting to possibly name a finalist in their search for a new chancellor to oversee the 15-campus system. Among the reported top candidates is Admiral William H. McRaven, who coordinated the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. McRaven is commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, headquartered in Florida.
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