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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 34-year-old Texas prisoner has been executed for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 years ago. Christopher Young received a lethal injection Tuesday evening after courts refused last-day appeals that the Texas parole board improperly rejected Young's clemency request because he's black.

HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a man suspected in at least three fatal Houston-area shootings was a parolee who had cut off an ankle monitor several days before the first killing he's accused of. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said 46-year-old Jose Gilberto Rodriguez had removed the monitor several days before a July 9 home invasion robbery. He was arrested early Tuesday by Harris County sheriff's deputies checking reports of a suspicious vehicle.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - Police have arrested a woman who was sought on a warrant alleging she was driving a car that struck and killed a bicyclist in a Dallas-area hit-and-run. Grand Prairie police on Wednesday announced Kallie Wright of Fort Worth was being held on a charge of accident involving death. Wright surrendered Tuesday after police announced she was wanted in the death of Calvin Middleton Jr. Investigators believe the driver stopped, got out, looked at the victim, got back into the vehicle and drove off.

DALLAS (AP) - Texas Instruments has dumped CEO Brian Crutcher for personal misconduct less than two months after he took over the job, ruining the chip maker's hopes for a smooth transition to new leadership. Crutcher resigned Tuesday after TI's board determined he violated the company's code of conduct with behavior the company said was not consistent with its ethics and core values. He is being replaced by his predecessor, TI Chairman Rich Templeton.

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