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A damaged silver four-door vehicle is transported after being involved in a crash involving 10 people Thursday, June 25, 2020 In El Paso, Texas. Authorities say seven people were killed and three others were injured after a car being pursued by the Border Patrol smashed into a building in a Texas border city. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)

7 people die in car crash during Texas Border Patrol chase

Jun. 25, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Seven people were killed and three others were injured when a car being pursued by the Border Patrol smashed into a building in a Texas border city early Thursday, authorities said. El Paso Police Sgt. Robert Gomez said the victims were all inside a four-door car when it crashed...

FILE - In the is Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. Crusius, accused of killing 22 people at a Walmart Aug. 3, 2019 in Texas is expected to be reindicted Thursday, June 14, 2020 as he faces another murder charge in the mass shooting that targeted Mexicans, prosecutors said. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)

DA: Walmart mass shooting suspect will face new charges

Jun. 24, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more at a Walmart in Texas is expected to be reindicted Thursday as he faces another murder charge in the mass shooting that targeted Mexicans, prosecutors said. Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas, is currently being held...

El Paso man arrested for video threat to kill protesters

Jun. 18, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An El Paso man who allegedly threatened to kill Black Lives Matter protesters in a video posted online has been arrested and faces a federal charge of making a threat over the internet, the FBI said. FBI agents arrested 42-year-old Manuel Flores Monday morning. He's accused of...

In this image released by Hulu, Emiliano Marentes, left, owner of Elemi, appears in his kitchen as host Padma Lakshmi looks on, in a scene from

Padma Lakshmi gets political with series cheering immigrants

Jun. 16, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Padma Lakshmi has watched in anger as some politicians denigrate immigrants. She's been left seething as newcomers are discriminated against or targeted. So she has responded with something she knows quite a lot about: food. Specifically, immigrant food: burritos, dosas, crab boil, pad...

El Paso officer shot, wounded while responding to call

Jun. 15, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A police officer in El Paso was shot in the lower leg Monday when responding to a distress call at a house, authorities said. Two officers were responding to a 911 call from a woman who hung up the phone shortly after midnight, police said. The officers were met with a "hail of...

In this April 14, 2020 photo, the Rev. Michael Lewis gathers materials at St. Patrick's Cathedral to deliver last rites to a patient  at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.  Lewis is only able to go to UMC right now because other hospitals in El Paso are not allowing priests into the building because of new COVID-19 restrictions. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)

Catholic priest performs end-of-life rituals amid COVID-19

Jun. 14, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Rev. Michael Lewis peered through the glass walls of the ICU, clutching his prayer book. “It’s COVID-19,” said the nurse on duty at University Medical Center. “You really shouldn’t go in there.” He paused. It was the early days of the...

Texas man pleaded guilty in cacti smuggling case

Jun. 12, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man pleaded guilty in connection with a West Texas ring that smuggled rare living rock cacti, a plant that wildlife officials say is a protected species. Harry George Bock II of El Paso pleaded guilty Tuesday before a U.S. magistrate judge in Pecos to one count of mislabeling...

In this May 22, 2020, photo, Jason Nixon, right, holds a letter from President Donald Trump as he poses with his children, Mackenzie, left, Madilyn, second from left and Morgan as they display memorabilia from last years shooting that took the life of Kate Nixon at their home in Virginia Beach, Va. As the shooting's one-year anniversary approaches this weekend, some of the victim's family members say the rampage is effectively forgotten. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

May. 30, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, Florida, and the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas. As the tragedy nears its one-year anniversary Sunday,...

This May 7, 2020 photo shows an

'Strong' after shooting, El Paso now vulnerable to virus

May. 23, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Inked on skin and hashtagged on social media, the words “El Paso Strong” united city residents after a mass shooting at a Walmart last year. As COVID-19 took hold in El Paso, government officials have tried to repurpose the slogan, much like “Don’t mess...

Waving to those cheering her on, Britney Carrasco holds her diploma in her other hand as her vehicle drives past the crowd at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa, Texas, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Coronavirus concerns caused a traditional graduation to not be possible, but students were still able to celebrate their big day with a drive-thru ceremony where their teachers and family came out to support and celebrate their accomplishment. (Ben Powell/Odessa American via AP)

Bars and bowling allies among expanded openings in Texas

May. 22, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas bars, bowling alleys, skating rinks and even some strips clubs began to reopen ahead the Memorial Day weekend as the state continues to gradually restart one of the world's largest economies after it was ravaged by shutdowns caused by the coronavirus epidemic. Republican Gov....