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Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week

Apr. 20, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

Tesla knocked $2,000 off the prices of three of its five models in the United States late Friday, another sign of the challenges facing the electric vehicle maker led by billionaire Elon Musk. The company cut the prices of the Model Y, a small SUV which is Tesla's most popular model...

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...

10-year-old boy confesses to fatally shooting a man in his sleep 2 years ago, Texas authorities say

Apr. 19, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 10-year-old boy has confessed to an unsolved killing in Texas, telling investigators that he shot a man he did not know while the victim slept, authorities said Friday. The boy, who was just shy of his eighth birthday when the man was shot two years ago, has...

Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

Apr. 19, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One woman miscarried in the lobby restroom of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to check her in. Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a Florida hospital, the day after a security guard turned her away from the facility. And in North Carolina,...

Texas spring signals time for Ewers to slow down and enjoy football in 2024 before NFL draft

Apr. 19, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers figured his football career had always been in such a rush that it was time to slow down. Enjoy the spring. Enjoy the 2024 season, and Texas' move into the Southeastern Conference. The NFL, which is still his goal and dream, can...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can be disciplined for suit to overturn 2020 election, court says

Apr. 19, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton can face discipline from the state bar association over his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. A disciplinary committee of the State Bar of Texas accused Paxton...

First major attempts to regulate AI face headwinds from all sides

Apr. 18, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Artificial intelligence is helping decide which Americans get the job interview, the apartment, even medical care, but the first major proposals to reign in bias in AI decision making are facing headwinds from every direction. Lawmakers working on these bills, in...

Rural Texas towns report cyberattacks that caused one water system to overflow

Apr. 18, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

A hack that caused a small Texas town’s water system to overflow in January has been linked to a shadowy Russian hacktivist group, the latest case of a U.S. public utility becoming a target of foreign cyberattacks. The attack was one of three on small towns in the rural Texas...

Light pole installation in Missouri hits fiber line, knocks out 911 service in several states

Apr. 18, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

Workers installing a light pole in Missouri cut into a fiber line, knocking out 911 service for emergency agencies in Nebraska, Nevada and South Dakota, an official with the company that operates the line said Thursday. Problems with 911 calls in a Texas city along the U.S. border...

First Financial: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 18, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — ABILENE, Texas (AP) — First Financial Bankshares Inc. (FFIN) on Thursday reported net income of $53.4 million in its first quarter. The Abilene, Texas-based bank said it had earnings of 37 cents per share. The commercial banker operating...