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Abortion rights groups drop suit over abortion ordinances

May. 26, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two reproductive rights groups have dropped their lawsuit against seven small East Texas towns that had declared abortion-rights organizations “criminal organizations” in anti-abortion ordinances that prohibit them from operating within city limits. The American Civil Liberties...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file  photo, opposition leader Juan Guaido listens during a legislative session being held at a religious, private school in Caracas, Venezuela, an alternative location due to the government continuously blocking their access to National Assembly chambers. Guaidó said Monday, May 11, 2020 that two U.S.-based political advisers have resigned following a failed incursion into Venezuela aimed at capturing President Nicolás Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

Citgo sues Miami firm over millions lost in Venezuela fraud

May. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — When the U.S. recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the nation's rightful leader last year it did more than just trigger a bitter feud with socialist leader Nicolás Maduro. Increasingly, it's also unleashing a torrent of lawsuits. The latest came Tuesday, when the...

FBI: only 1 attacker in Texas naval base shooting

May. 26, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday that its investigation points to only one attacker in the shooting at a Texas naval air base, days after the agency suggested another person involved might be on the loose. FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Leah Greeves said last week that investigators were working...

Abbott reopens water parks, food courts, adult rec sports

May. 26, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took another step Tuesday in his phased reopening of statewide activities after the coronavirus lockdown. The Republican governor issued a proclamation that allows the reopening of water parks and shopping mall food courts and the resumption of adult recreational...

Texas Tech's Davide Moretti turning pro back home in Italy

May. 26, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti is skipping his final season to turn pro with Olimpia Milano is his home country of Italy. The EuroLeague club announced the signing of Moretti on Tuesday, ending a three-year Texas Tech career that included a school record in free-throw accuracy at...

In this April 8, 2019, photo, United States Attorney Joseph Brown announces information regarding the fight against terrorism at the Collin County Courthouse in McKinney, Texas. Brown, a U.S. attorney in Texas who was appointed by President Donald Trump, announced his resignation Tuesday, May 26, 2020, providing no explanation for his unusually abrupt departure. (Jason Janik/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Trump-appointed US attorney in Texas abruptly resigns

May. 26, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A U.S. attorney in Texas who was appointed by President Donald Trump announced his resignation Tuesday, providing no explanation for his unusually abrupt departure. Joseph Brown, who has served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas since 2018, will leave office on May...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are brandishing the latest approach in their uphill fight for House control this November: battering moderate Democrats for backing a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill promising benefits for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Nancy Pelosi to speak at Texas Democrats' virtual convention

May. 26, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be a headliner of Texas Democrats' virtual convention, which was moved online over fears of the coronavirus. The announcement Tuesday gives Texas Democrats one of their most prominent convention speakers in recent years. Democrats have been shut out of...

Ron Brewton salutes as taps is played during a scaled down Memorial Day ceremony at Houston National Cemetery, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Houston. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the usual ceremony limited the number of people attending. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Texas reports 8 more coronavirus deaths, 623 new cases

May. 25, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials reported 623 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and said there have been another eight deaths linked to the disease caused by the coronavirus. The state had 55,971 confirmed cases and there have been 1,527 fatalities related to the virus, according to the Texas Department of...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, file photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. West was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Texas. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Former US Rep. Allen West out of hospital after Texas crash

May. 25, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was released from a Texas hospital Monday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash, according to a a post on his Facebook page. West, who is running for chair of the Republican Party of Texas, was driving...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. May 20, 2020. Texas AG Paxton’s cynical ploy lost in the mail as Texas voters prevail Stop us if you’ve heard this one: what’s the difference between the novel coronavirus and the voter fraud rate in Texas? Give up? They’re both microscopic, but if a federal ruling...