Trump suspends travel between US and Europe for 30 days

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is suspending all travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days beginning Friday as he seeks to combat a viral pandemic. Trump made the announcement in an Oval Office address to the nation, blaming the European Union for not acting quickly enough to address the novel coronavirus and saying U.S. clusters were "seeded" by European travelers. Trump said the restrictions won't apply to the United Kingdom and the U.S. would monitor the situation to determine if travel could be reopened earlier. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Houston Livestock and Rodeo will be shut down

HOUSTON — The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, will be canceled about halfway through its run as...

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...

Cow in barn at San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo had rabies

SAN ANTONIO — Texas health officials say people who visited the cattle barn at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo may need to...

Rep. Gonzalez issues statement on first virus case confirmed in Texas

U.S. officials have confirmed that an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in San Antonio has the coronavirus. The patient, who arrived at Lackland Air Force Base last week, is the 15th confirmed case in the United States and the first in Texas. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Palmview police makes arrest in December shooting death

The Palmview Police Department arrested a 44-year-old man Monday who had been a person of interest in a December murder. The police department worked in conjunction with U.S. Marshals to arrest 44-year-old Francisco Antonio Gregio in the case, according to an agency statement on Facebook. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with...

Police: 2 dead after warehouse explosion shakes Houston

JUAN A. LOZANO | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON — Two people died after a massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, damaging nearby buildings and...

Hinch, Luhnow fired for Astros’ sign stealing

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball...

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops and warning the United States and its allies in the region not to retaliate. U.S. officials confirmed the strikes, though Iran only initially acknowledged targeting one base. There was no immediate word on injuries. Iranian state TV said the attack was in revenge for the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose funeral procession Tuesday in his hometown of Kerman prompted angry calls to avenge his death, which drastically raised tensions in the Middle East. Read the full story at themonitor.com.