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US climate pledge faces test in Senate with global impact

Nov. 23, 2021 18:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After talking the climate talk at U.N. negotiations in Scotland, the Biden administration now tests whether a divided United States can walk the climate walk: push a massive investment for a new era of clean energy through the narrowest of margins in the Senate. ...

Security staffing at Travis Scott show unclear, chief says

Nov. 10, 2021 22:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Astroworld music festival have not provided investigators with clear records about private security personnel working the grounds when a massive crowd surge during headliner Travis Scott's set led to at least eight deaths, Houston’s police chief said...

Aspiring border agent, dancer, engineer among concert dead

Nov. 07, 2021 20:25 PM EST

A teen who loved dancing. An aspiring Border Patrol agent. A computer science student. An engineering student working on a medical device to help his ailing mother. And his friend and high school football teammate. Clearer pictures began to emerge Sunday of some of the...

Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival

Nov. 07, 2021 11:21 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The crowd at a Houston music festival suddenly surged toward the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, squeezing fans so tightly together that they could not breathe or move their arms and killing eight people in the chaos. The pandemonium...

Houston officer dead, another wounded while serving warrant

Sep. 20, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer was killed and another was wounded Monday morning during a shooting that also killed a 31-year-old man whom the officers were attempting to arrest on drug charges, authorities said. The veteran officers were each shot multiple...

Nicholas strengthens to hurricane ahead of Texas landfall

Sep. 14, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nicholas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane Monday as it headed toward landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast and it was expected to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana. Forecasters at the National...