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In Texas, attention turns to storm repairs, political peril

DALLAS (AP) — The seam that split in a pipe under Nora Espinoza’s sink during the frigid cold that gripped Texas was narrower than the edge of a dime. Her kitchen appeared mostly und...

Texas AG was in Utah after historic freeze back home

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas was reeling from last week's historic freeze, the state's attorney general was in Utah for previously scheduled meetings, a spokesman said Monday. Repu...

AP source: Sen. Cruz traveled to Mexico for family vacation

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has traveled to Mexico for a family vacation as his home state struggles with a weather crisis that has left much of Texas without power. The high-...

Lawsuit: Donor involved in Texas AG's home renovations

DALLAS (AP) — A wealthy donor whose relationship with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is the subject of an FBI investigation played a role in the renovation of Paxton's million-dollar home, accordin...

Lawyer tied to Texas AG probe found tracking device on truck

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas lawyer says he found a tracking device on his pickup truck during an escalating court battle with a businessman at the center of an FBI investigation into Attorney General Ken Pa...

Texas takes on Biden but Republicans keep distance from AG

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As President Joe Biden’s agenda is dealt an early blow in Texas, the embattled Republican attorney general promising more fights ahead with the new administration is getting littl...

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot

For two Virginia police officers who posed for a photo during the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the reckoning has been swift and public: They were identified, charged with crimes and arrested. ...

Prosecutor: Capitol rioter aimed 'to take hostages'

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because he intended “to take hostages,” a prosecu...

After top staff exodus, Texas AG seeks $43M for Google suit

DALLAS (AP) — The mass exodus of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s top staff over accusations of bribery against their former boss has left the Republican seeking $43 million in public funds to repl...

In FBI probe, Texas AG faces aggressive, ethical prosecutor

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has spent years dodging legal and public relations blows that might have knocked others out of politics. The Republican has so far proven too wily for p...

Texas AG announces multi-state lawsuit against Google

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced a multistate lawsuit against Google, accusing the search giant of “anti-competitive conduct" in the online advertising industry. ...

AP Explains: The FBI is investigating Texas AG Ken Paxton

DALLAS (AP) — The FBI recently opened a criminal investigation into claims that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor. The probe, which was ...

AP Sources: FBI is investigating Texas attorney general

DALLAS (AP) — The FBI is investigating allegations that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton broke the law in using his office to benefit a wealthy donor, according to two people with knowledge of the pr...

Texas AG whistleblowers sue for wrongful firing, retaliation

DALLAS (AP) — Four former deputies to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are suing him for wrongful firing and retaliating against them for reporting him to the FBI for alleged bribery and abuse of off...

AP sources: Texas AG's affair tied to criminal allegations

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him...