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NEW YORK (AP) - Texas Governor Rick Perry says it's good for states to compete against each other for jobs because it pushes them to improve their business environments. Perry is on a trip to meet business owners in New York. That state has been playing commercials in Texas touting a program of tax breaks for businesses that locate near college campuses.

HOUSTON (AP) - Police say a Houston nursing home resident has been accused of killing two of his roommates. Investigators say the 56-year-old man beat the other men to death Tuesday night using the armrest of his wheelchair. The daughter of one of the dead men says her father had repeatedly complained about the accused attacker.

HOUSTON (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested a former Houston police officer accused of dealing drugs on the job. Thirty-six year-old Marcos Carrion resigned recently after five years on the force. Investigators say the case involves cocaine.

HOUSTON (AP) - Wild hogs being trapped in the Houston area will be turned into food for the hungry. Harris County commissioners have approved a one-year contract with a packing company that will butcher the hogs and donate the meat to local food banks.

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