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LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

Grand jury declines to indict monsignor in consent case

Oct. 21, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas grand jury has declined to indict the onetime deputy to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo on charges he sexually assaulted a married woman in a case that raised questions about consent in the #MeToo era. The Harris County District Attorney's Office had presented the case against Monsignor...

Man led by rope says video of arrest made him feel shame

Oct. 5, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A homeless black man who was led by a rope by two white officers on horseback in a southeast Texas city said in an interview that he was overcome with shame after watching video of his arrest. Donald Neely told the Houston Chronicle that he wasn't embarrassed as he walked between the...

Texas officer says leading man by rope would look ‘bad’

Oct. 3, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A white Texas police officer could be heard twice on a body camera video saying that leading a homeless black man by a rope down city streets while he and his partner were on horseback would look “bad,” according to the footage. Two Galveston police officers arrested...

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

No severe impacts from Imelda as it moves through Texas

Sep. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Depression Imelda has deluged parts of Southeast Texas with rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities said Wednesday that so far there have been no severe consequences. Glenn LaMont, deputy emergency management coordinator in Brazoria County, located south of...

Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding from Imelda

Sep. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. The storm,...

Activists seek police video of black man arrested, tethered

Sep. 16, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Protesters marched to demand the release of police body camera footage showing the arrest of a homeless black man who was tethered with a rope and paraded through a Texas city by white officers on horseback. Images shared online of the two Galveston police officers leading Donald...