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OSHA: 3 willful violations led to plant blasts in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. officials cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires injured three workers and caused...

Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aymrnzianf0 By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making...

Abbott reopens water parks, food courts, adult rec sports

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took another step Tuesday in his phased reopening of statewide activities after the coronavirus lockdown. The Republican governor...

Nancy Pelosi to speak at Texas Democrats’ virtual convention

AUSTIN (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be a headliner of Texas Democrats' virtual convention, which was moved online over fears of the...

Texas reports 8 more coronavirus deaths, 623 new cases

DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials reported 623 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and said there have been another eight deaths linked to the...

NASA astronauts head back to future; SpaceX Dragon to launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It's back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style "Right Stuff" capsule. Make...

Protesters rally for lifting COVID restrictions on Texas

AUSTIN — As more sectors of the Texas economy reopened from the freeze of the coronavirus pandemic, a few dozen anti-government demonstrators rallied Saturday...

Texas reports 839 new virus cases as reopening continues

AUSTIN (AP) — As Texas continues to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials said Sunday that there were 839 new cases of the...

Unemployed by pandemic now they’re slipping through Texas’ health care safety net

By Shannon Najmabadi and Edgar Walters, Texas Tribune Laci Crosson’s son doesn’t have pills to manage his attention deficit disorder. Betty Canales is worried about how...

Texas nursing homes receive nearly $400 million to battle COVID-19

The Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has begun distributing nearly $400 million to Texas nursing facilities impacted most by the...