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Austin mayor apologizes as city struggles to restore power

Feb. 03, 2023 19:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Widespread power outages in the Texas capital stretched into a third day Friday for thousands of residents following a winter storm that was spiraling into a management crisis as city leaders remained unable to say when all the lights would come back on. ...

Frustrated Texans endure winter storm with no power, heat

Feb. 02, 2023 21:50 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in homes without power for a second day Thursday, most of them around booming Austin, and fading hopes of a quick fix stirred grim memories of a deadly 2021 blackout after an icy winter storm across the southern U.S. The...

Execution of man convicted in killing of 3 in Texas delayed

Feb. 02, 2023 19:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has delayed next week’s scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago. John Balentine, 54, had been set to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Huntsville on...

Second teen dies after shooting at Texas hookah lounge

Feb. 02, 2023 18:00 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A second high school student has died following a shooting over the weekend at a hookah lounge in Austin, Texas, that also left three other people injured, officials said Thursday. Jaitron Tatum, 18, died Wednesday from his gunshot wounds, Austin police said....

Texas woman accused of killing friend, taking baby sentenced

Feb. 02, 2023 17:48 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman accused of killing a close friend in 2019 who had just given birth and abducting the baby as part of an elaborate scheme to pass the infant off as her own pleaded guilty to murder charges Thursday, prosecutors said. Magen Fieramusca, 37, was...

US winter storm causes 3rd day of dangerous, icy conditions

Feb. 01, 2023 18:09 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A deadly storm system lashed a large swath of the southern U.S. with bands of sleet and snow for a third day on Wednesday, grounding an additional 2,300 flights, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, forcing school closures and making already treacherous driving...

Teen killed, four others injured in shooting at Texas lounge

Jan. 30, 2023 20:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A high school student was killed and four others were injured when a person opened fire over the weekend at a hookah lounge in Austin, Texas, authorities said Monday. Brayden Bolyard, 17, died at the scene of the shooting at the lounge Saturday night, Austin...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 30, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. January 27, 2023. Editorial: Much work left to fix Texas’ foster care failures A new federal report on Texas’ failing foster care system makes clear the state has a long way to go before Texans can be confident the agency is adequately...

Claudio Reyna moved out of Austin sporting director role

Jan. 26, 2023 18:23 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Claudio Reyna was moved out of his leadership role as sporting director of Austin FC on Thursday, the latest job change that followed the Reyna family's spat with U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter. The 49-year-old Reyna was shifted to a title of technical adviser. The...

Tesla says its 4Q profit rose 59%, expects strong demand

Jan. 25, 2023 20:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla on Wednesday posted record net income in the fourth quarter of last year, and the company predicted that additional software-related profits will keep its margins higher than any other automaker. The Austin, Texas, maker of electric vehicles and solar panels...