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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Suspected neo-Nazi with ties to Washington state faces federal gun charge after arrest in Texas

A suspected neo-Nazi with ties to Washington state is facing a federal gun charge after being arrested in Texas earlier this month.


Texas parole board recommends delaying Rodney Reed execution

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Friday recommended delaying the execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say raises …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 …


All eyes on Texas governor as calls grow to halt execution

All eyes are on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and whether he’ll allow the execution of a death row inmate to proceed despite pressure from lawmakers and celebrities to call it …


Man arrested in Texas shooting that left 2 dead, 12 hurt

A man suspected of opening fire at an off-campus college party in Texas, killing two people and injuring 12 others, was arrested Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Fort Worth chief: ‘absolutely no excuse’ for woman’s killing

Fort Worth’s police chief reiterated Tuesday that a white officer’s fatal shooting of a black woman in her home was inexcusable, as an arrest warrant was released quoting the victim’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

‘Flash drought’ brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

A furnace-like “flash drought” is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, shriveling up crops and backyard gardens and raising alarm …


Man led by rope says video of arrest made him feel shame

A homeless black man who was led by a rope by two white officers on horseback in a southeast Texas city says he was overcome with shame after watching video …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Dallas cop gets 10 years for killing neighbor

The brother of a black man who was shot dead by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook the victim’s apartment for her own forgave and embraced her …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Ex-Dallas officer who killed neighbor found guilty of murder

A white former Dallas police officer who shot her black unarmed neighbor to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own was convicted of murder Tuesday in a …


Thornberry of Texas is latest House Republican to retire

A Texas congressman is the latest House Republican to announce he won’t run for reelection.


Texas inmate executed for stabbing deaths of 2 stepsons

A Texas inmate who claimed he was intellectually disabled has been executed for fatally stabbing his two stepsons during a 2007 attack in which his wife also died. Robert Sparks …


Animal rescue operators charged after 150 dead dogs found

A couple who operated an animal rescue face multiple charges after authorities found about 150 dead dogs on property in Missouri and Texas and rescued hundreds more animals that were …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents

Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and a brief moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing …


Jury pool for cop who killed black man asked about biases

Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who killed her unarmed black neighbor inside his apartment are working to sort out potential biases …


Grand jury indicts man on capital murder for El Paso attack

A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder, prosecutors announced.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Beto O’Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign

Beto O’Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of …


FBI: West Texas gunman ‘was on a long spiral of going down’

The gunman in a West Texas rampage “was on a long spiral of going down” and had been fired from his oil services job the morning he killed seven people, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop

At least five people were dead in West Texas after a man who was stopped by state troopers when his vehicle failed to signal a left turn opened fire and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

More than 20 local governments in Texas are facing a coordinated ransomware attack, authorities said.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

Texas-based company faces criticism after naming beer after site of U.S. nuclear tests that caused Marshall Islands contamination.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

O’Rourke resuming presidential run with ‘major’ Texas speech

Beto O’Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a “major address …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Dreadful heat, humidity envelops South with little relief in sight

Most of the South – from Texas to parts of South Carolina – will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees, forecasters …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans

Police say the man suspected of killing 22 people and wounding many others at a Texas Walmart told detectives after confessing that he had been targeting Mexicans


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to consider background checks and other gun violence bills when lawmakers return.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

O’Rourke forgoing Iowa to stay in Texas after mass shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is canceling a series of campaign stops in Iowa and will remain in El Paso, Texas, through the weekend as his hometown continues to cope …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Protesters chant as Trump visits Dayton, El Paso

President Donald Trump defended his rhetoric Wednesday as he headed out to offer a message of healing and unity in El Paso and Dayton, where he was to be met …