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ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash. The Brazoria County jury will hear arguments today before deliberating the murder case of David Barajas (bah-RAH'-hahs). Both sides rested their cases Tuesday in a state district court in Angleton.

HOUSTON (AP) - Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son. The Houston Police Department says Everton Bryan was charged with murder and arrested Tuesday. Police say Bryan admitted to hurting the child.

CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) - Bastrop County has settled a federal lawsuit with the family of a high school student. Noe Niño de Rivera suffered a brain injury after a deputy shot him with a Taser. The attorney representing Noe Niño de Rivera said Tuesday the $775,000 settlement was reached Monday. The county admitted no fault as part of the settlement.

IRVING, Texas (AP) - AAA Texas says more than 2.5 million Texans will hit the road or take wing for the Labor Day 2014 holiday. The auto club predicts that 2.1 of those Texans traveling between Thursday and Monday will do so by automobile. It credits labor market improvements, positive consumer expectations for disposable income and increased housing values for the increased travel.

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