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Roughly halfway through primary season, runoffs in Texas are testing 2 prominent Republicans

May. 25, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2024 primary season is roughly halfway over and there have been few shakeups so far, with just one U.S. House member defeated and incumbents widely prevailing in state Capitols. But the runoffs in Texas on Tuesday are a test for two prominent Republicans:...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the Texas primary runoffs

May. 24, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two prominent Texas Republicans are looking to settle political scores within their own party in the primary runoff elections on Tuesday, when voters will decide nearly three dozen unresolved races from the state’s March 5 primary. For entirely different...

Fate of lawsuit filed by Black Texas student punished over hairstyle in hands of federal judge

May. 23, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A federal judge did not issue an immediate ruling on Thursday after hearing legal arguments over whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Black high school student who has alleged racial and gender discrimination over his monthslong punishment by his Texas school district...

Trump is limited in what he can say about his court case. His GOP allies are showing up to help

May. 09, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump is limited in what he can publicly say as he fights charges that he made payments to a porn actor to illegally influence the 2016 election. But he's getting help from some GOP allies who are glad to show up and talk. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott of Florida was...

The Latest | Hush money trial enters 9th day, begins with gag order ruling and $9K fine for Trump

Apr. 30, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Witness testimony in Donald Trump’s criminal trial advanced on Tuesday with three people taking the stand, including Keith Davidson, a lawyer who previously represented Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in hush money negotiations involving the former president. ...

Save the Children disputes abuse allegations after Guatemalan prosecutors raid offices

Apr. 26, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The aid group Save the Children said there is nothing to support accusations of misconduct, speaking after Guatemalan prosecutors raided its offices in the Central American country looking for evidence of alleged abuse of migrant children. “We have been...

Houston-area program to give $500 monthly payments to some residents on hold after Texas lawsuit

Apr. 23, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Harris County, which includes Houston, to put on hold a guaranteed income program that would provide $500 monthly cash payments to roughly 2,000 residents. The program has become a target of Republican Texas Attorney...

Seattle hospital won't turn over gender-affirming care records in lawsuit settlement with Texas

Apr. 22, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is dropping a request for a Seattle hospital to hand over records regarding gender-affirming treatment potentially given to children from Texas as part of a lawsuit settlement announced Monday. Seattle Children's Hospital filed the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 22, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Austin American Statesman. April 17, 2024. Editorial: Texas AG Ken Paxton’s dangerous plan to expand his reach into local government Prosecutors who don’t comply, or fail to prosecute certain crimes, could be removed from office Dusting off a...

Morning sickness? Prenatal check-ups? What to know about new rights for pregnant workers

Apr. 20, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

Pregnant employees have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that supporters say could change workplace culture for millions of people. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency in...