The days are numbered for Texas legislators to reach an agreement on a public school finance plan.
Both the House and Senate have submitted their versions. Thursday, negotiators met for the first time to discuss the differences in the two plans.
Lietuenant Governor David Dewhurst says lawmakers need to come to an agreement by this weekend or else the session may end without a plan.
To resuscitate their push, Republicans would need to change opposing senators' minds, which they've tried unsuccessfully to do for months.
Prosecutors say Weiner broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl, including asking her to "sexually perform" for him in conversations on Skype and Snapchat.
GOP senators' opposition to their party's drive to scrap President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act swelled to lethal numbers Sunday.
Roy Coons was charged with several crimes, including first-degree murder, attempted rape of a child and aggravated burglary.
Seven Amarillo residents have been arrested in connection with an online child predator operation.