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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...

Bertoletti, Sudo win top dog honors at Nathan’s Famous power-eating contest, absent longtime champ

Jul. 04, 2024 22:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Bertoletti gobbled up 58 hot dogs to win his first men’s title Thursday at the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, taking advantage of the absence of the event's biggest star. In the women's competition, defending champion Miki Sudo won her...

Judge's ruling protects migrant shelter on US-Mexico border and accuses Texas of harassment

Jul. 02, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A judge blasted efforts by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to shutter one of the oldest and largest migrant shelters on the U.S.-Mexico border in a scathing ruling Tuesday, accusing the Republican of “outrageous” conduct over his claims that the shelter encourages...

After split with NYC July 4 hot dog competition, Joey Chestnut heads to army base event in Texas

Jun. 27, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut will take his hot dog-downing talents to an army base in Texas for America's Independence Day this year after a falling out with organizers of the event that made him famous, the annual 4th of July eating contest in Brooklyn's Coney...

Judge sets $10 million bond for Venezuelan man accused of killing a 12-year-old Houston girl

Jun. 24, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge in Texas set bond of $10 million Monday for an undocumented Venezuelan man accused of killing a 12-year-old Houston girl whose body was found in a creek after she disappeared during a walk to a convenience store. Franklin Jose Peña Ramos, 26, is one of two...

Capital murder charges filed against 2 Venezuelan men in the death of a 12-year-old girl in Houston

Jun. 21, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

Prosecutors filed capital murder charges Friday against two men suspected of killing a 12-year-old Houston girl whose body was found in a creek after she disappeared during a walk to a convenience store. The charging documents filed in Harris County, Texas, court do not list...

Texas judge orders new election after GOP lawsuit challenged 2022 election result in Houston area

May. 16, 2024 14:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge has ruled in favor of a Republican candidate challenging the results in a 2022 judicial race and ordered that a new election be held in the nation’s third-most populous county, a Democratic stronghold that’s been beset by GOP efforts to dictate how ballots are...

Labor laws largely exclude nannies. Some are banding together to protect themselves

May. 15, 2024 06:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Map all doors in the home and figure out how to escape. Make a list of items in each room that you can use to defend yourself. Shelves, dishes, night stands, kitchen knives -- all can be weapons if you are attacked. These are among the strategies Judith Bautista...

Migrants indicted in Texas over alleged border breach after judge dismissed charges

Apr. 23, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury indicted more than 140 migrants on misdemeanor rioting charges Tuesday over an alleged mass attempt to breach the U.S.-Mexico border, a day after a judge threw out the cases. No injuries were reported during the alleged breach on April 12 in...