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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

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, 5:50 p.m.

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, 8:44 p.m.

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, 7:28 p.m.

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, 5:18 p.m.

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, 11:14 a.m.

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, 7:22 p.m.

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, 7:53 p.m.

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, 11:02 p.m.

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, 5:06 p.m.

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, 8:56 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

El Paso opening healing center after attack that killed 22

The Texas border city still reeling from a weekend mass shooting in which 22 people were killed is opening a community center to help residents grieve.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

As death count rises in 2 U.S. shootings, a familiar aftermath

Anguished families planned funerals in two U.S. cities, politicians pointed fingers and a nation numbed by gun violence wondered what might come next Monday as the death toll from two …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Mexico: Texas shooting ‘act of terrorism’ against Mexicans

Mexico’s government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left seven of its citizens dead an “act of terrorism” against Mexicans and …


2 El Paso victims die at hospital, raising death toll to 22

Two more victims of the mass shooting at a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, died Monday at a hospital, raising the death toll for the attack to 22.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, noon

Texas Republican congressman retiring as GOP departures rise

Another Texas Republican congressman announced his retirement Monday as the party’s mounting departures made it increasingly unlikely it will be able to regain the House majority in next year’s elections.


Beto O’Rourke: Trump ‘is inciting racism and violence in this country’

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke had already delivered forceful criticism of the president when a reporter asked him about President Donald Trump’s response to a mass shooting in his hometown of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Trump vows urgent action after shootings, offers few details

Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Fire breaks out at Houston-area Exxon Mobil refinery

A fire burning at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Texas is sending a large plume of smoke into the air, the latest in a series of fires in the Houston …


The right steed for the deed: Tieg Thornton thrusts himself atop jousting stage

Tieg Thornton of Spokane started riding around age 6 and now has earned the title of international jousting champion.


Lubbock is smack in middle of nowhere and everywhere

Lubbock is a long way from anywhere, and even in this West Texas town with a population of just over 250,000, because of its remoteness it still somehow feels uncrowded, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores – one in Texas, the other in New Jersey – will open in November as part of a small comeback of the …


Fossil found in 1980s in Texas declared new genus, species

Experts say fossil remains discovered in the 1980s at the Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas have been identified as a new genus and species of duckbilled dinosaur.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was 89.


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants

Recent tragedies have focused attention on the risks faced by migrants, who are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

NTSB: Crew spoke of engine trouble before deadly Texas crash

Seconds before a small plane crashed at a suburban Dallas airport, killing all 10 people on board, the crew commented on a problem with the left engine, federal officials said …


Heavy rainfall ends prolonged drought in Southern Plains

The heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the central U.S. this spring also had the positive effect of lifting the Southern Plains out of a prolonged drought.