Attorney: Missing Texas solider was killed at Fort Hood

Army investigators believe a Texas soldier missing since April was killed by another soldier on the Texas base where they served, the attorney for the missing soldier’s family said Thursday. Lawyer Natalie Khawam said the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division told her that the other soldier bludgeoned 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillen with a hammer at Fort Hood and later dismembered her and buried the remains in the woods. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Family: Human remains found in Texas are missing soldier

The family of a soldier who has been missing since April believes partial remains that were found in Central Texas are her remains, the lawyer for her family said Wednesday, and the Army said it has identified two suspects in her disappearance. Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was last seen April 22 in a parking lot at Fort Hood, where she was based. The 20-year-old soldier’s car keys, barracks room key, ID card and wallet were found in the room where she was working the day she disappeared. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Fauci: US could reach 100,000 new cases a day

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told...

Texas puts reopening on ‘pause’ as virus cases soar

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday halted elective surgeries in Texas' biggest counties and said the state would "pause" its aggressive reopening as it deals with a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations that has made it a virus hot spot. The suspension of elective surgeries is designed to protect hospital space in the Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas. Statewide, the number of COVID-19 patients has more than doubled in two weeks. Texas has reported more than 11,000 new cases in the previous two days alone. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Governor: Texas hits 5,000 new virus cases for first time

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas has surpassed 5,000 new coronavirus cases in...

Dallas Cowboys officially sign Dak Prescott

By STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press Dak Prescott plans to be at training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, if and when it starts, on the richest...

Remains identified as soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas

Skeletal remains found in Texas have been identified as those of a soldier from Oklahoma who was missing from Fort Hood, the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command in Quantico, Virginia, said Sunday. The body of Pvt. Gregory Scott Morales, 24, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, was found Friday in a field in Killeen, Texas, after officials at nearby Fort Hood received a tip, according to Killeen police. Read the full story at themonitor.com

6 staffers setting up for Trump rally positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump's campaign says six staff members helping set up for his Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign's communications director, Tim Murtaugh, said in a statement that "quarantine procedures" were immediately initiated and no staff member who tested positive would attend the event. He said no one who had immediate contact with those staffers would attend, either. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end legal protections for young immigrants

By MARK SHERMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young...

Pence to visit Texas for ‘Freedom’ event at megachurch

DALLAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will visit Texas later this month for a “Celebrate Freedom” event at a Dallas megachurch, officials said...