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HOUSTON (AP) - A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is out of intensive care after being hospitalized Sunday, a day after his wife's funeral. The spokesman says Bush was alert and talking with family and friends on Wednesday but will remain at Houston Methodist Hospital for "several more days." Bush is being treated for an infection that spread to his blood. The spokesman says the 93-year-old is more focused on the Houston Rockets playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

DALLAS (AP) - An arrest warrant indicates that the man accused of shooting two Dallas police officers, killing one, was detained at a Home Depot store because he was acting suspiciously and may have tried to steal from the store. Police body-camera footage shows the gunman pulling a weapon from his pocket as the officers attempted to take him into custody.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking a former congressman from his own party who resigned following sexual harassment allegations to pay for the special election to replace him. It's largely political posturing since Abbott can't make Blake Farenthold comply. Farenthold resigned April 6. Citing Hurricane Harvey's devastation in his district, Abbott suspended state law and called an emergency special election for June 30.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota woman accused of killing her husband at their home before killing a woman in Florida who looked like her will stand trial in the Florida case first. Scott Rose, the sheriff of Dodge County, Minnesota, tweeted Wednesday that 56-year-old Lois Riess will go to Florida to face a second-degree murder charge while Minnesota authorities build their case against her in the March killing of her husband. Riess will stand trial in Minnesota after the Florida case is done.

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