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FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are brandishing the latest approach in their uphill fight for House control this November: battering moderate Democrats for backing a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill promising benefits for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Nancy Pelosi to speak at Texas Democrats' virtual convention

May. 26, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be a headliner of Texas Democrats' virtual convention, which was moved online over fears of the coronavirus. The announcement Tuesday gives Texas Democrats one of their most prominent convention speakers in recent years. Democrats have been shut out of...

In this May 14, 2020 photo, Erendira Martinez and her daughter stand outside their home in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.  Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood is known as the heart of Mexican culture in the city. It’s also located in the zip code area with one of the highest rates of positive coronavirus cases in the city.  Both Martinez and her daughter, along with Martinez' husband, tested positive for COVID-19. All have since recovered.  (AP Photo/Noreen Nasir)

Chicago Latinos see higher rates of COVID-19 infections

May. 22, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Erendira Martinez’s husband started feeling sick at the beginning of April, he brushed off his cough and told her it was nothing. “He was embarrassed," Martinez said. "He felt like I was going to be upset, which I was, because he didn’t tell me the real symptoms...

The entrances to the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi are closed following an active shooter threat, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi says the shooter was

A look at recent attacks on U.S. military bases

May. 21, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

A gunman tried to speed through a security gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday, opening fire and wounding a sailor who was a member of base security. The gunman is dead. Other security personnel shot and killed the man. The FBI said the attack was being investigated as...

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

Ruling that would expand Texas mail-in voting put on hold

May. 20, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Wednesday quickly put on a hold a ruling that paved the way in Texas for a dramatic expansion of mail-in voting due to fears of the coronavirus. The move by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans came less than 24 hours after a federal judge in San...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Incarnate Word head coach Ken Burmeister directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash. Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020. He was 72. Loyola said Burmeister died following a bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

Burmeister, who coached UTSA to NCAA tourney, dies at 72

May. 19, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ken Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago, died Tuesday. He was 72. Loyola said Burmeister died following a fight with cancer. Burmeister posted 72 wins at Texas-San Antonio from 1986-90. He...

A man wearing a face mask for protection against COVID-19 passes a business that has reopened in San Antonio, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton has warned officials in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas that the cities could face lawsuits if they do not relax coronavirus measures he says go further than state law allows. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tensions rise as Texas governor readies to lift more rules

May. 15, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two weeks into the reopening of Texas, coronavirus cases are climbing. New outbreaks still crop up. And at Guero's Taco Bar in Austin, which offers the occasional celebrity sighting, a log of every diner and where they sat is begrudgingly in the works. “It seems like a huge...

Sonia Arguelles, right, with Houston Independent School District Nutrition Services, directs a line cars at a food distribution site amid the COVID-19 pandemic Monday, May 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texas moves to test everyone in nursing homes as deaths rise

May. 11, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday ordered coronavirus testing for all Texas nursing home residents and staff after the White House urged the nation's governors to do so as deaths mount nationwide. The directive by Abbott, a Republican, to state health officials came hours after Vice...

Former Texas mayor named president at college in Mississippi

May. 10, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A historically black college in northern Mississippi is naming the former mayor of San Antonio as its next president. Trustees of Rust College in Holly Springs on Friday announced Ivy Taylor as the 12th president of the 800-student school, which is affiliated with the United...

San Antonio-area priest removed after misconduct allegations

May. 7, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been removed from the pastorate of a suburban San Antonio church after the archdiocese received two allegations of sexual misconduct. Monsignor Carlos Davalos has been removed as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes and suspended from the...