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2024 Election Latest: Biden contracts COVID-19, Vance speaks at RNC

Jul. 17, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

The third day of the Republican National Convention shifted its focus to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are focusing on Democratic President Joe Biden’s handling of the ongoing crises in Europe and the Middle East. Former Trump administration officials...

Another Texas migrant aid group asks a judge to push back on investigation by Republican AG

Jul. 17, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A prominent aid group along the U.S.-Mexico border asked a Texas judge on Wednesday to push back on a widening Republican-led investigation into nonprofits that help migrants, weeks after a separate court rejected efforts by the state to shutter an El Paso shelter. ...

Texas governor criticizes Houston energy as utility says power will be mostly restored by Wednesday

Jul. 15, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The majority of Houston outages that followed Hurricane Beryl should be fixed within the next two days, the city’s main utility company said Monday as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to punish CenterPoint Energy even after the lights come back. The Texas...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demands answers as customers remain without power after Beryl

Jul. 14, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With around 270,000 homes and businesses still without power in the Houston area almost a week after Hurricane Beryl hit Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said he's demanding an investigation into the response of the utility that serves the area as well as answers about its...

Half a million Houston-area homes and businesses still won't have power into next week

Jul. 11, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — About half a million Houston-area homes and businesses will still be without electricity next week, the city's largest utility said Thursday, stoking the frustration of hot and weary residents and leading a top state official to call the pace of recovery from Hurricane Beryl “not...

The request for federal aid after Beryl opens rift between White House and Texas

Jul. 11, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The damage left by Hurricane Beryl in Texas and requests for federal help have opened a rift between the White House and the state's GOP leaders following the storm that pummeled the coast and knocked out power to millions of residents this week around Houston. ...

Beryl weakens to tropical depression after slamming into Texas as Category 1 hurricane

Jul. 08, 2024 21:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After Hurricane Beryl slammed into Texas early Monday, knocking out power to nearly 3 million homes and businesses, unleashing heavy rain and killing at least three people it moved east and later weakened to a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said Monday evening....

Texas residents told to expect power outages, flooding as Beryl moves closer to landfall

Jul. 07, 2024 23:14 PM EDT

MATAGORDA, Texas (AP) — Beryl began lashing coastal Texas with rain and intensifying winds Sunday as residents boarded up windows, left beach towns under evacuation orders and prepared for the powerful storm that has already cut a deadly path through parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. ...

Texas coast braces for looming hit by Beryl, which is expected to regain hurricane strength

Jul. 06, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas officials urged coastal residents to brace for a looming hit by Beryl, which was a tropical storm on Saturday but was expected to regain hurricane strength as it moves across the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane warning was declared for a stretch...

How Texas is still investigating migrant aid groups on the border after a judge's scathing order

Jul. 05, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas is widening investigations into aid organizations along the U.S.-Mexico border over claims that nonprofits are helping migrants illegally enter the country, taking some groups to court and making demands that a judge called harassment after the state tried shuttering...