Texas

John William King
Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP
April 25, 2019 - 9:33 am
By Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received a lethal...
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A calf runs through an ice field on a ranch outside of Kilgore, Neb. on  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 while a bomb cyclone storm brings heavy snow and strong winds to several Rockies and Plains states.
Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP
April 10, 2019 - 7:01 pm
By Blake Nicholson Associated Press Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding...
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Charlie Tamez and his wife, Dalia Tamez, finish their lunch at Ken's Restaurant, 1122 Center St., as the chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company continues to send dark smoke over Deer Park, Texas.
Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP
March 20, 2019 - 9:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that testing shows nothing amiss. Intercontinental...
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Judge claimed during trial he had knowledge from God
CNN
March 08, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- The Texas Judicial Commission is issuing a public warning to a judge who told a jury that God wanted to acquit a woman who was on trial for charges related to sex trafficking. The jury found her guilty instead, and Gloria Romero Perez was sentenced to 25 years in prison...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2004, file photo, then President Bush, left, waves with Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, right, as they step off Air Force One upon Bush's arrival in Dallas.
Charles Dharapak/ AP Photo, File
March 07, 2019 - 2:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House and a man who claimed to have once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to the bank-robbing duo of Bonnie and Clyde in Dallas, has died. He was 95. Ed Valentine, Hall's longtime strategist, said the Republican and...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
February 19, 2019 - 3:30 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A long legal fight over whether a Texas death row inmate could be executed ended Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 59-year-old man is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be put to death. The Supreme Court's ruling came after prosecutors with the Harris County...
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The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger.
BARC Houston/Instagram via CNN
February 12, 2019 - 10:40 am
By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- It took a little convincing before police believed the person who reported the strange discovery. The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger. So, naturally, authorities were suspicious. "We...
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President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One at El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
February 11, 2019 - 9:04 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump headed to the Texas border on Monday to argue his case that walls work as Democrats and Republicans back home in Washington announced a deal had been reached to avoid another government shutdown. Trump was bound for El Paso, aiming to reshape the debate...
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In this Feb. 7, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
February 11, 2019 - 8:18 am
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises. Trump will hold his first...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017, file photo, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at a news conference during the USCCB's annual fall meeting in Baltimore.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
January 31, 2019 - 9:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Catholic leaders in Texas on Thursday identified 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, a number that represents one of the largest collections of names to be released since an explosive grand jury report last year in Pennsylvania. Fourteen dioceses in Texas...
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