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Ricin letters sent to law enforcement agencies in the RGV

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, is also suspected of sending similar...

Tropical Storm Beta forecast to make landfall late Monday

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Parts of Texas and Louisiana braced Monday for flooding and damaging storm surge as Tropical Storm...

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas, Louisiana

By JUAN A. LOZANO The Associated Press HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the...

TS Wilfred forms in Atlantic, next named storm will be Alpha

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Wilfred has formed in the eastern Atlantic, using the last of the traditional names for tropical systems in a...

Texas reports 2,595 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials on Monday reported 2,595 new cases of the coronavirus and 21 additional deaths. The Texas Department of State Health...

As Sally chugs to coast, Gulf residents get ready

By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Storm-weary Gulf Coast residents rushed to finish last-minute preparations Monday as Tropical Storm...

Judge: Texas voters must be notified of signature issues

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas voters must be notified of any issues with their signature on mailed-in ballots, a federal judge ruled after finding...

Texas governor renews virus disaster declaration

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the state’s disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic as the state approaches...

Report: Trump disparaged US war dead as ‘losers,’ ‘suckers’

By JAMES LAPORTA | Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, FLa. (AP) — A new report details multiple instances of President Donald Trump making disparaging remarks about...