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(AP) - President Donald Trump's executive order seeking out new areas of the the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to achive its aims anytime soon. Trump signed the order Friday aimed at dismantling a component of former President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. But critics say they expect it will face a yearslong review and challenges in the courts.

HOUSTON (AP) - Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, a Houston lawyer known for flamboyant but successful trial defenses of wealthy clients in Texas murder cases, has died. A family spokesman says the 90-year-old Haynes died Friday at his home in East Texas. Among Haynes' best-known cases was defending plastic surgeon John Hill in the death of his socialite wife, whom police say died after eating an E. coli-laced eclair. He also twice won acquittals for the first billionaire indicted for murder in the U.S.

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas County jury has found a longtime county commissioner not guilty of bribery and mail fraud charges and failed to reach a verdict on other counts. Jurors said Friday that further deliberations wouldn't yield a verdict on tax-fraud charges against Commissioner John Wiley Price so the judge dismissed the jury and ended the trial. Dapheny Fain, a top Price aide, was acquitted of charges including lying to the FBI.

HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was released Friday from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 92-year-old Bush is "pleased to be home." He was admitted April 14 to Houston Methodist Hospital where doctors determined he had pneumonia.

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