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FILE - IN this Tuesday, June 20, 2020 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference at city hall in Dallas. Just days before George Floyd's funeral in his native Houston, a flurry of racist and conspiratorial posts by GOP leaders in Texas are overshadowing Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's efforts to heal divisions and assure protesters and black leaders of their commitment to confronting racial injustice. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Texas GOP condemns posts days before Floyd's Houston burial

Jun. 5, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three promoted a Facebook post suggesting George Floyd's death was staged. Another shared a Martin Luther King Jr. quote over a picture of a banana. A fifth nudged followers to consider that liberal billionaire George Soros pays black people to riot to keep “race wars" flaring....

Police: Parents, 4 kids found dead in garage in San Antonio

Jun. 5, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A family of six, including four children between the ages of 11 months and 4 years old, was found dead in the back of an SUV parked in the garage of a San Antonio home, authorities there said Thursday night. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the smell of carbon dioxide was so...

Protesters who were arrested by police for breaking a curfew during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, sit on a sidewalk as they wait to be taken away in a van on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Protesters take to NYC streets after curfew

Jun. 5, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells protesters they...

Veterans Affairs to remove Nazi headstones in Texas, Utah

Jun. 2, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The process to remove grave headstones of German prisoners of war that display swastikas and markings related to the Nazi regime at cemeteries in Texas and Utah will begin later this month, Veterans Affairs announced. The VA said Monday in a statement that it has decided to replace the...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

In this May 14, 2020 photo, Erendira Martinez and her daughter stand outside their home in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.  Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood is known as the heart of Mexican culture in the city. It’s also located in the zip code area with one of the highest rates of positive coronavirus cases in the city.  Both Martinez and her daughter, along with Martinez' husband, tested positive for COVID-19. All have since recovered.  (AP Photo/Noreen Nasir)

Chicago Latinos see higher rates of COVID-19 infections

May. 22, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Erendira Martinez’s husband started feeling sick at the beginning of April, he brushed off his cough and told her it was nothing. “He was embarrassed," Martinez said. "He felt like I was going to be upset, which I was, because he didn’t tell me the real symptoms...

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

Ruling that would expand Texas mail-in voting put on hold

May. 20, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Wednesday quickly put on a hold a ruling that paved the way in Texas for a dramatic expansion of mail-in voting due to fears of the coronavirus. The move by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans came less than 24 hours after a federal judge in San...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Incarnate Word head coach Ken Burmeister directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash. Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020. He was 72. Loyola said Burmeister died following a bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

Burmeister, who coached UTSA to NCAA tourney, dies at 72

May. 19, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ken Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago, died Tuesday. He was 72. Loyola said Burmeister died following a fight with cancer. Burmeister posted 72 wins at Texas-San Antonio from 1986-90. He...

A man wearing a face mask for protection against COVID-19 passes a business that has reopened in San Antonio, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton has warned officials in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas that the cities could face lawsuits if they do not relax coronavirus measures he says go further than state law allows. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tensions rise as Texas governor readies to lift more rules

May. 15, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two weeks into the reopening of Texas, coronavirus cases are climbing. New outbreaks still crop up. And at Guero's Taco Bar in Austin, which offers the occasional celebrity sighting, a log of every diner and where they sat is begrudgingly in the works. “It seems like a huge...