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FILE - In this May 30, 2020 file photo, people help a protester after he was shot with a rubber bullet under Interstate 35 freeway in Austin Texas while protesting the death of George Floyd.  A group of doctors in Austin is warning police not to use so-called “less lethal” munitions for crowd control after they treated people who were severely hurt during protests in May. In a letter published Friday, Aug. 14,  in the New England Journal of Medicine, 12 doctors from the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas say Austin police who fired bean bag rounds caused injuries including bleeding on the brain and a skull fracture.  (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Texas doctors warn of police use of 'less lethal' munitions

Aug. 14, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of doctors in Austin, Texas, warned Friday against police use of so-called “less lethal” munitions for crowd control after they treated people who were severely hurt during protests in May. In a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 12 doctors...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

Man dies in El Paso after campus police use stun gun on him

Jul. 29, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A naked man who was chasing a female driver in an El Paso intersection has died after university police used a stun gun on him, officials said. The driver called police at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to report a nude man who was running after her car, University of Texas at El Paso...

Consulate workers remove items from the Consulate General of China Friday, July 24, 2020, in Houston.  The U.S.government has ordered the Houston consulate to close by Friday. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

China's consulate in Houston cleared out ahead of eviction

Jul. 24, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Consular officials departed the Chinese consulate in Houston on Friday afternoon after the Trump administration ordered the facility to shut down. Vans bearing diplomatic plates departed the consulate as the 4 p.m. Friday deadline arrived for the consulate to close. At that point, federal...

FILE - In this Monday, May 11, 2020 file photo, a man wearing a mask walks through the Tesla plant parking lot in Fremont, Calif. On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, the electric car maker announced it has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at least 5,000 workers. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Jul. 22, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at least 5,000 workers. The new factory will build Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck pickup and will be a second U.S. manufacturing site for the Model Y small SUV, largely for distribution...

Cutout photos of Brighton fans fill the empty stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Newcastle United at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, England, Monday, July 20, 2020. (Glyn Kirk/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Mountain West postpones football media days

Jul. 20, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ The Mountain West has postponed its football virtual media days which were scheduled for July 27-29. The league didn’t say when the online event would take place, saying only that “any future decisions and...

State Fair of Texas cancelled due to COVID-19

Jul. 7, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2020 State Fair of Texas has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, the fair's board of directors said Tuesday. “This was an extremely tough decision. The health and safety of all involved has remained our top priority throughout the decision-making process,”...

A sign outside the West Alabama Icehouse shows the bar is closed Monday, June 29, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars again and scaled back restaurant dining on Friday as cases climbed to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Group of Texas bar owners sues to reopen amid pandemic

Jun. 29, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of Texas bar owners filed lawsuits Monday seeking to overturn Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that closed their businesses to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in Texas. Abbott has pinpointed the re-opening of bars last month as one of the sources behind a...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. June 18. 2020. The Eyes of Texas are watching how UT handles troubling traditions It seems anywhere two or more Longhorns gather together, they will sing “The Eyes of Texas.” The song is ubiquitous on the University of Texas campus and off, played at raucous football games...