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Widow of Dallas officer slain by Lee Harvey Oswald dies

Associated Press (AP) — Marie Tippit, the widow of the Dallas police officer killed by Lee Harvey Oswald about 45 minutes after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has died. She was 92. ...

Bats, birds among wildlife pummeled during Southern freeze

DALLAS (AP) — As many people in the southern U.S. hosted neighbors who had no heat or water during the vicious February storm and deep freeze, Kate Rugroden provided a refuge for shell-shocked bats. ...

Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

HOUSTON (AP) — Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major hurricane. Many took heed: Texans who could stocked up on ...

Suspected hypothermia deaths in homes mount in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — With the snow and ice clearing in Texas after days of unusually cold temperatures, bodies are being found of people who likely froze to death as they struggled to stay warm after electr...

Power cut across Texas as snow, ice blanket southern Plains

DALLAS (AP) — A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted...

Wintry weather blanketing US to make rare dip to Gulf Coast

DALLAS (AP) — Wintry weather is forecast for much of the U.S. on Sunday, with freezing temperatures expected to dip as snow falls as far south as Texas' Gulf Coast. "Typically, we ju...

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...

Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks

DALLAS (AP) — As nurse Teri Wheat made her rounds at a Texas maternity ward, she began to realize she was having a hard time understanding the new mothers who were wearing masks due to the coronavirus...

'Groundhog Day here in Texas': Biggest red state stays red

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If Texas was a battleground, the results sure were lopsided. A historic turnout of 11 million voters, an avalanche of spending and a pandemic that has killed mor...

Texas officer charged in Black man's fatal shooting fired

DALLAS (AP) — A white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man in a small East Texas city was fired Thursday. A statement from the City of Wolfe said O...

Affidavit: Man fatally shot by Texas cop offered handshake

DALLAS (AP) — A Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a small East Texas city had offered a handshake to the officer, asking if he was “doing good,” as the officer arrived at a c...

Trump to head to Louisiana as Hurricane Laura cleanup starts

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The angry storm surge has receded and the clean up has begun from Hurricane Laura, but officials along this shattered stretch of Louisiana coast are warning returning resident...

El Paso marks Walmart shooting anniversary amid pandemic

When Stephanie Melendez, her husband and two young daughters tested positive for the coronavirus, the person she most wanted to call was her father. “I’m married. I have my family. ...

Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of de...

Missouri kid camp virus outbreak raises questions of safety

Missouri leaders knew the risk of convening thousands of kids at summer camps across the state during a pandemic, the state's top health official said, and insisted that camp organizers have plans in ...