AP-TX--Texas News Digest 12 am, TX
Aug. 22, 2018
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DALLAS — A father has been charged with capital murder after police said he stabbed his 16-month-old son at a Dallas-area apartment complex. Blair Ness, 27, is charged in the death of his toddler son, Ashton Ness. Authorities said the father was shot in the leg by a neighbor trying to stop the attack on Sunday. SENT: 300 words.
TEXAS GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a Texas company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said he'll rule by Monday on the legal issues involving the settlement between the company and the Trump administration. He added, however, that "a solution to the greater problem is so much better suited to the other two branches of government." By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 670 words, photos, photos.
— TEXAS GOVERNOR'S RACE-MISSING GUN — Dallas County authorities say a new inventory search has turned up former sheriff Lupe Valdez's gun that was reported missing after she stepped down to run for Texas governor. SENT: 130 words.
AROUND THE STATE & NATION:
BISMARCK, N.D. — An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has reached a plea deal with prosecutors under which the charge will be reduced to disorderly conduct. The agreement, which awaits a judge's signature, calls for Chase Iron Eyes to serve one year of probation and pay $1,850 in fines and fees. In return, he'll avoid jail time and prosecutors will dismiss a criminal trespass charge. Iron Eyes could have faced five years in prison if convicted in the February 2017 incident in which 74 people were arrested after erecting teepees on disputed land. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 500 words, photos.
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