Texas Governor says state can handle spike in COVID-19 cases

By ACACIA CORONADO and JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott insisted Tuesday that Texas' health care system can handle the...

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...

After record-breaking spending, Michael Bloomberg drops out of the presidential race

NEW YORK — Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It...

4 people missing after pipeline explosion at port in Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A dredging vessel at a Texas port hit a natural gas pipeline Friday, sparking an explosion that sent six...

9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

BY DAN SEWELL AND JOHN MINCHILLO DAYTON, Ohio — A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area...

Mexican cartel forces gas stations to refuse army vehicles

Mexican federal prosecutors say they have received complaints that gas stations in the northern border state of Tamaulipas are refusing to fill the tanks of army and police vehicles. The problem is centered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas. Nuevo Laredo has long been dominated by the old Zetas cartel, which has given birth to a splinter group known as the Northeast Cartel. Read more at The Monitor.com.

State reports almost 9,200 new coronavirus cases, 245 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported almost 9,200 confirmed new coronavius cases Tuesday as a convention center in the hard-hit Rio Grande...

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

Gov. Abbott pays respects at service for Floyd

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has paid his respects with hundreds of people mourning the death of George Floyd at a church...

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...