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Number of infected Texas lawmakers who fled state rises to 5

Jul. 18, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two more Texas lawmakers who left their state to hobble efforts to pass new voting restrictions have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising to five the number of infected people in the delegation. State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer of San Antonio...

Judge: Air Force mostly at fault in 2017 Texas church attack

Jul. 07, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Air Force is mostly responsible for a former serviceman killing more than two dozen people at a Texas church in 2017 because it failed to submit his criminal history into a database, which should have prevented him from purchasing...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 05, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 4, 2021. Editorial: We’ve seen this border wall show before. Please spare us the rerun Donald Trump’s visit to the border this week had a distressingly familiar ring to it. The ex-president made the same baseless...

Billups gets first chance as head coach with Trail Blazers

Jun. 28, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Chauncey Billups as their new coach. Billups, a five-time NBA All-Star over a 17-year playing career, has never been a head coach. He has served as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers for the past...

Court tosses lawsuits against store in Texas church killing

Jun. 26, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court says survivors and relatives of those killed in a 2017 mass killing at a church can't sue a sporting goods chain for selling the gunman the rifle used in the attack. The court on Friday threw out four lawsuits against Academy...

AP Source: Billups offered job as coach of the Trail Blazers

Jun. 26, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

The Portland Trail Blazers have settled on Los Angeles Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups as their new coach but the deal has not been finalized, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because...

Police, Trump supporters sued over Texas highway incident

Jun. 24, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Civil rights organizations and people who were part of a Biden campaign caravan last fall that was surrounded on a Texas highway by Trump supporters filed two federal lawsuits Thursday, including allegations that local law enforcement failed to respond to efforts to...

Migrants will replace inmates in a South Texas prison

Jun. 17, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas is transferring inmates from a state prison to make room for migrants detained by state authorities, a prison system spokesman said Thursday. The prison system began moving inmates from the Dolph Briscoe Unit prison in Dilley to other prisons...

Texas joins list of states dropping permit rules for guns

Jun. 17, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will now let people carry handguns without first getting a background check and training, becoming the latest and largest on a growing list of states to roll back permitting requirements for carrying guns in public. Republican Gov. Greg...

Washington Wizards fire coach Scott Brooks after 5 seasons

Jun. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and the Wizards will have another coach next season after general manager Tommy Sheppard decided the organization is better off moving on from coach Scott Brooks. Washington made the playoffs three times under Brooks but...