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Frustrated Texans endure winter storm with no power, heat

Feb. 02, 2023 15:03 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in their homes Thursday after more than a day without power, including many in the state capital, as an icy winter storm that has been blamed for at least 10 traffic deaths lingered across much of the southern U.S. A...

US winter storm causes 3rd day of dangerous, icy conditions

Feb. 01, 2023 18:09 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A deadly storm system lashed a large swath of the southern U.S. with bands of sleet and snow for a third day on Wednesday, grounding an additional 2,300 flights, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, forcing school closures and making already treacherous driving...

Teen killed, four others injured in shooting at Texas lounge

Jan. 30, 2023 20:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A high school student was killed and four others were injured when a person opened fire over the weekend at a hookah lounge in Austin, Texas, authorities said Monday. Brayden Bolyard, 17, died at the scene of the shooting at the lounge Saturday night, Austin...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 30, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. January 27, 2023. Editorial: Much work left to fix Texas’ foster care failures A new federal report on Texas’ failing foster care system makes clear the state has a long way to go before Texans can be confident the agency is adequately...

Claudio Reyna moved out of Austin sporting director role

Jan. 26, 2023 18:23 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Claudio Reyna was moved out of his leadership role as sporting director of Austin FC on Thursday, the latest job change that followed the Reyna family's spat with U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter. The 49-year-old Reyna was shifted to a title of technical adviser. The...

Tesla says its 4Q profit rose 59%, expects strong demand

Jan. 25, 2023 20:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla on Wednesday posted record net income in the fourth quarter of last year, and the company predicted that additional software-related profits will keep its margins higher than any other automaker. The Austin, Texas, maker of electric vehicles and solar panels...

Uvalde families press urgency after California shootings

Jan. 24, 2023 20:16 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Families from Uvalde on Tuesday pleaded with new urgency for tougher gun laws in the wake of a series of mass shootings in California, including the nation's deadliest act of gun violence since last year's attack at a Texas elementary school. “People are...

GOP states sue Biden administration over new border policy

Jan. 24, 2023 20:04 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Twenty states with GOP attorneys general on Tuesday sued the Biden administration over a major change in immigration policy that would turn away more migrants but still allow 360,000 people to legally enter each year from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela. ...

US ends probe into Ford SUV exhaust issues without a recall

Jan. 23, 2023 11:52 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency has closed a more than six-year investigation into exhaust odors in Ford Explorer passenger cabins, determining that the SUVs don't have high levels of carbon monoxide and don't need to be recalled. The National Highway...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 23, 2023 07:33 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. January 18, 2023. Editorial: Legislators should use $33 billion surplus to meet state needs Property tax cuts helpful to many, but state has other needs, too As public policy dilemmas go, it’s not a bad one to have. ...