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Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care, drops others

Oct. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal appeals court says Texas must make improvements to abuse investigations within its foster care system and make sure workers have manageable caseloads, but the court also struck down dozens of other measures ordered by a judge. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling...

Woman who took cousin's identity to be deported for voting

Sep. 13, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national whose attorney said she used a cousin's identity to live in the U.S. for decades and held a job assessing students in Houston schools is facing deportation after pleading guilty to illegally voting in the 2016 election. Laura Janeth Garza's conviction Thursday comes...

No immediate ruling in GOP's latest 'Obamacare' lawsuit

Sep. 5, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest push to scrap the Affordable Care Act once and for all pressed ahead Wednesday as Republican-controlled states asked a federal judge to finish what Congress started last year and bring the law that insures 20 million Americans to a halt. A small group of protesters, some...

Court again blocks Texas from requiring fetal remains burial

Sep. 5, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has again blocked the state from requiring abortion clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains. The ruling Wednesday is another court defeat for Texas over an anti-abortion law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott last year. Judges haven't allowed efforts to...

Federal judge denies states' request to end DACA

Aug. 31, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday declined to order that the U.S. government halt an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation, marking a blow to President Donald Trump and other opponents of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen...

Tweet of O'Rourke's mugshot triggers social media sparring

Aug. 29, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas Republican Party tweet recalling Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke's past arrests has triggered a partisan mugshot melee online. The state GOP was chiding O'Rourke for failing to yet settle on dates for a series of debates with Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz when it...