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Texas' diversity, equity and inclusion ban has led to more than 100 job cuts at state universities

Apr. 13, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A ban on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in higher education has led to more than 100 job cuts across university campuses in Texas, a hit echoed or anticipated in numerous other states where lawmakers are rolling out similar policies during an important election...

Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born

Apr. 12, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One is an erratic billionaire entrepreneur and self-declared free-speech absolutist, prone to profanity-laden rants against “wokeness” and obsessed with making humanity a multi-planetary species. The other is an iconoclastic Latin American leader...

1 dead and 13 injured in semitrailer crash at a Texas public safety office, with the driver jailed

Apr. 12, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A Texas semitrailer driver rammed a stolen 18-wheeler through the front of a public safety building where his renewal for a commercial driver’s license had been rejected, killing one person and injuring 13 others, authorities said Friday. The intentional...

Noncitizen voting isn't an issue in federal elections, regardless of conspiracy theories. Here's why

Apr. 12, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump turned to one of his favorite themes on Friday — the specter of immigrants improperly voting in federal elections. House Speaker Mike Johnson came to the former president's Florida compound to announce that he would introduce a bill to stop those who are not citizens...

Driver who smashed semitrailer into Texas public safety building was denied commercial driver’s license there Thursday

Apr. 12, 2024 16:30 PM EDT
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Driver who smashed semitrailer into Texas public safety building was denied commercial driver’s license there Thursday.

A semitrailer that smashed into Texas public safety office was stolen in apparent 'intentional' crash, lawmaker says

Apr. 12, 2024 14:41 PM EDT
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A semitrailer that smashed into Texas public safety office was stolen in apparent 'intentional' crash, lawmaker says.

A tractor-trailer crashed into a public safety office building in Texas, resulting in multiple injuries, authorities say

Apr. 12, 2024 13:20 PM EDT
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer crashed into a public safety office building in Texas, resulting in multiple injuries, authorities say.

Kansas City Chiefs' Rashee Rice surrenders to police on assault charge after high-speed crash

Apr. 12, 2024 07:35 AM EDT

GLENN HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice surrendered to police Thursday on charges including aggravated assault after he and another driver of a speeding sports car allegedly caused a crash involving a half-dozen vehicles on a Dallas highway last month. ...

President Milei of cash-strapped Argentina starts another US tour, plans to meet Elon Musk

Apr. 11, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Javier Milei of Argentina kicked off a visit Wednesday to the United States, where he'll meet with tech billionaire Elon Musk, as his government seeks an infusion of cash to overhaul Argentina's embattled economy. The populist president...

Driver of electric Ford SUV was using automated system before fatal Texas crash, investigators say

Apr. 11, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The driver of a Ford electric SUV involved in a February fatal crash in Texas was using the company's partially automated driving system before the wreck, federal investigators said Thursday. Data from the 2022 Mustang Mach E SUV showed that Ford's “Blue Cruise”...