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Texas sues Google over local radio ads for its smartphones

Jan. 19, 2022 19:19 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general on Wednesday sued Google, alleging the company asked local radio DJs to record personal endorsements for smartphones that they hadn't used or been provided. In the lawsuit filed in Montgomery County, Republican Attorney General Ken...

Attorney General Ken Paxton tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 19, 2022 17:54 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has tested positive for COVID-19, the Republican's office confirmed Wednesday. In a statement, Paxton's staff confirmed reports that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolated at home, where he continues...

Texas wildfire no longer growing, some evacuations lifted

Jan. 19, 2022 13:10 PM EST

A wildfire in a central Texas state park is no longer growing and no injuries were reported after the blaze, suspected to have been caused by a prescribed burn, charred 1.2 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) in the city of Bastrop, officials said Wednesday. Texas A&M Forest...

White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags

Jan. 19, 2022 13:00 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the U.S. but raised no red flags, the White House said. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British...

Texas wildfire forces evacuations; planned burn may be cause

Jan. 19, 2022 06:05 AM EST

A wildfire in a Central Texas state park forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Tuesday in the city of Bastrop — the site of a deadly blaze more than a decade ago — and officials said a prescribed burn may be to blame. The fire started in Bastrop State Park as wind gusts of up...

White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags

Jan. 18, 2022 16:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the U.S. but raised no red flags, the White House said Tuesday. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old...

Millions of dollars pour early into Texas governor's race

Jan. 18, 2022 11:30 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Money is pouring fast into the Texas governor's race headlined by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O'Rourke, who both reported massive early fundraising hauls Monday that puts the campaign on an accelerated track to become one of the nation's most expensive in...

'No end in sight:' Texas abortion clinics dealt new setback

Jan. 17, 2022 22:47 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' ban on most abortions is likely to stay in effect for the foreseeable future, opponents fighting the law said Monday night, after a federal appeals court ruled against sending the case back to only judge who has ever blocked the restrictions. The...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 17, 2022 15:34 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 16, 2022. Editorial: What we can learn from Colleyville synagogue terror attack Emotions have been everywhere over what happened in Colleyville Saturday night — relief, gratitude, anger, fear, frustration, exhaustion. The...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweets that all hostages are safe after standoff inside Dallas-area synagogue

Jan. 15, 2022 22:41 PM EST
COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweets that all hostages are safe after standoff inside Dallas-area synagogue.