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EXPLAINER: With bankruptcy tossed, what's next for the NRA?

May. 12, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that a judge has rejected the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy bid, blocking its plan to reincorporate in Texas, the gun rights group is back to fighting a lawsuit that threatens to put it out of business. Harlin Hale, a federal bankruptcy...

Texas runoff election for US House seat set for July 27

May. 12, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A July 27 special election runoff was set Wednesday between two Republicans for a North Texas district's vacant U.S. House seat. Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement came more than a week after Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey were the top vote-getters to...

Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group

May. 11, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business. The judge was tasked with...

2 Texas deputies killed, city worker wounded in attack

May. 11, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

EDEN, Texas (AP) — A man shot two West Texas sheriff's deputies dead and critically wounded a city employee answering a dog complaint, authorities said Tuesday. Sgt. Justin Baker of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the suspect was taken into custody after...

Texas officials back pardoning Floyd for 2004 drug arrest

May. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Top leaders in the Texas county where George Floyd grew up supported a resolution Tuesday calling for him to be posthumously pardoned for a 2004 drug arrest by a former Houston police officer now facing murder charges in a separate case. The five members...

Former Texas GOP senator Don Huffines running for govenor

May. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Don Huffines, a former state senator from Dallas who has sharply criticized Texas' handling of the pandemic, said Monday he will challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022. Huffines is a wealthy businessman who has spent the past year...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 10, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 7, 2021. Editorial: Texas GOP lawmakers trust you with a gun — but not with the vote Texas Republican lawmakers say we should assume a person walking down the street, gun holstered to hip, is a law-abiding citizen...

Texas GOP's voting restriction bill passes House

May. 07, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has become the latest Republican-dominated state to advance sweeping new limits on voting, despite no evidence of any problems with last year’s vote and a coalition of state and federal officials calling the 2020 presidential election the most secure in history....

Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

May. 07, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Biden “stay out of my kitchen.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted out a headline warning Biden was getting...

Today in History

May. 07, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 7, the 127th day of 2021. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims...