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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Critics of University of Texas President Bill Powers have made donations to the campaigns of two members of a legislative committee investigating an anti-Powers UT System regent. Campaign finance reports show campaign contributions from Powers critic Jeff Sandefer and Empower Texans PAC. The contributions went to state Representatives Charles Perry and Dan Flynn.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Texas Governor Rick Perry is countering Governor Andrew Cuomo's latest initiative to lure businesses from out of state with a renewed bid to snag jobs from New York. Perry is slated to be in New York City today to meet business owners to convince them to move their operations to Texas. Perry made a similar trip to New York last June.

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Fort Worth man has died on a plane flight from Dallas to Southern California. Orange County coroner's officials say John Selner died of natural causes during the flight yesterday morning. Authorities say paramedics worked on the man but he was pronounced dead about 10 minutes after the landing.

WEST, Texas (AP) - Federal investigators and experts say Texas and federal agencies have a long way to go to prevent another disaster like the catastrophic fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people a year ago. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board spoke before a packed room of local officials and residents a few miles from where the plant once stood. Experts say the patchwork of regulations still needs to be improved.

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