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Delay of Texas death row inmate's execution has not been the norm for Supreme Court, experts say

Jul. 17, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez had spent some of the hours leading up to his scheduled execution Tuesday evening talking with his wife and attorney before being eventually transferred to a holding cell at the state prison in Huntsville to await his lethal injection. ...

Supreme Court grants Texas man a stay of execution just before his scheduled lethal injection

Jul. 16, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for a Texas man 20 minutes before he was to receive a lethal injection Tuesday evening. The inmate has long maintained DNA testing would help prove he wasn't responsible for the fatal stabbing of an 85-year-old woman...

Supreme Court stays execution for Texas man who sought DNA testing in fatal 1998 stabbing

Jul. 16, 2024 19:23 PM EDT
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Supreme Court stays execution for Texas man who sought DNA testing in fatal 1998 stabbing.

Texas governor criticizes Houston energy as utility says power will be mostly restored by Wednesday

Jul. 15, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The majority of Houston outages that followed Hurricane Beryl should be fixed within the next two days, the city’s main utility company said Monday as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to punish CenterPoint Energy even after the lights come back. The Texas...

After Beryl, Houston-area farmers pull together to face unique challenges

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

PORTER, Texas (AP) — Hurricanes cause trouble for everyone, but farmers have a whole other list of problems. Beryl has been no exception: Over the past week, the storm damaged crops, soaked rabbits and chickens, terrified goats, put horses at risk of developing colic and left cows...

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal to upend Texas' age verification law for porn websites

Jul. 02, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal from the adult entertainment industry seeking to upend a Texas law that requires pornographic websites to verify the age of their users. The justices will review an appellate ruling that allowed the age...

“Always go out on top”: Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp will retire June 2025

Jul. 01, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

John Sharp, Texas A&M’s longest serving chancellor who has transformed the university system and boosted the flagship’s academic and athletic brands over his 13 years at the helm, will retire in June 2025. Citing a desire to “always go out on top,” Sharp, 73, said in an...

The Supreme Court casts doubt on Florida and Texas laws to regulate social media platforms

Jul. 01, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday kept on hold efforts by Texas and Florida to limit how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users in a ruling that strongly defended the platforms' free speech rights. Writing...

The Supreme Court keeps on hold Florida and Texas laws seeking to limit how social media platforms regulate user content

Jul. 01, 2024 10:28 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court keeps on hold Florida and Texas laws seeking to limit how social media platforms regulate user content.

Today in History: June 30, Night of the Long Knives

Jun. 30, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 30, the 182nd day of 2024. There are 184 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 30, 1934, Adolf Hitler launched his “blood purge” of political and military rivals in Germany in what...