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Journalist killed in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican television journalist has been shot to death in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, across from El Paso,...

‘Overwhelmed’: Texas county halts non-essential activities

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso County officials ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential activities Thursday after the area's medical resources were overwhelmed...

Train derails in southeast Texas, forcing evacuations

MAURICEVILLE, Texas (AP) — A freight train derailed Thursday in southeast Texas, prompting authorities to urge nearby residents to evacuate their homes as hazmat...

Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a "pilot program" in...

Exxon, Chevron to cut thousands of US jobs as oil industry struggles

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil is slashing 1,900 jobs from its U.S. workforce, and Chevron plans to cut...

Texas gives El Paso area inmates N95 masks as cases rise

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Texas prison officials said Thursday they are giving N95 medical masks to people serving time in state facilities in...

Court halts order requiring masks at Texas polling places

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court has suspended a judge's order requiring people in Texas to wear face masks inside polling stations. The...

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed...

Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations up about 2,500 since Oct. 1

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The surge in Texas coronavirus cases has raised COVID-19 hospitalizations by almost 2,500 cases since Oct. 1. The 5,650 hospitalizations reported...

Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others of fraud

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton...

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

By KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like "Honky Tonk Heroes,"...

El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as...

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President...

Temporary hospital to be set up in El Paso convention center

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A part of the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center will be turned into a makeshift hospital to help...

Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared

By LISA MARIE PANE and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the...

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems’ advantage

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ANGELIKI KASTANIS Associated Press With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election...

El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as...

Zeta becomes a hurricane as it nears Yucatan, heading for Gulf Coast

By GABRIEL ALCOCER Associated Press CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Zeta strengthened to a hurricane Monday afternoon as it continued on a track for Mexico's Yucatan...

Judge moves criminal case against Texas attorney general

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered the long-running criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton returned to...

Conflict raging over ‘The Eyes of Texas’ school song

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Losing football games is one thing at the University of Texas. A challenge to the...

Trump says virus spike ‘gone’ in Texas while El Paso surges

By ACACIA CORONADO Report for America/Associated Press President Donald Trump downplayed the toll of the coronavirus during Thursday's final debate with Joe Biden, and specifically...

Judge urges US to help find parents deported without kids

By JULIE WATSON, The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A federal judge on Thursday urged the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds...

3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

Three more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Thursday afternoon. This raises the total number of COVID-19...

Texas reports most active COVID-19 cases since summer peak

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The second coronavirus wave in Texas continued with more active cases than at any time since the summertime peak, according...

Man faces state, federal charges in death of Houston officer

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Houston police officer during a domestic disturbance call is...

Santa Claus won’t be coming to Macy’s this year

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this...

American, Southwest, Alaska add to airline loss parade in 3Q

By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are piling up billions of dollars in additional losses as the pandemic chokes off air...

Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of...

Police: 2 Houston officers shot before suspect’s arrest

HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston officers were shot Tuesday before a SWAT team was dispatched to the scene, where the suspected shooter was arrested,...

State: Most COVID-19 patients hospitalized in about 2 months

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Health officials reported 4,319 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals for treatment Monday, the most since 4,422 patients were hospitalized on...