AUSTIN, Texas — One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 race. Continue reading
A police dashboard camera recording has been released of the interaction between Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia and the woman he pulled over, Sandra Bland, who was arrested and then found dead in a jail cell days later. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
The validity of a 52-minute dashcam video that captured Sandra Bland’s arrest is being called into question.
The death of Sandra Bland — a 28-year-old African-American woman from Naperville, Illinois– is being treated as a murder investigation, Waller County’s district attorney Elton Mathis announced Monday night.
In our news wrap Friday, a Texas grand jury will take up the case of Sandra Bland, a black woman who police say hanged herself Monday after being jailed for a traffic violation. Friends and family say they doubt she would have committed suicide. Also, Islamic State bombers set off a car bomb that killed more than 100 people near Baghdad. The blast brought down buildings in a busy marketplace. Continue reading
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush, at 91 the oldest living former president, was being treated at a hospital early Thursday for a broken bone in his neck suffered in a fall. Continue reading
Despite a recently passed law allowing licensed Texans to carry handguns in plain view, Whataburger, the iconic Texas restaurant chain, will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties.
Mammoth bones, prehistoric rock carvings and more than a million acres of wilderness will be protected as part of three new national monuments that President Barack Obama is creating in California, Nevada and Texas. Continue reading
Five new sites around the world, including the San Antonio Missions in Texas, were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status on Sunday, officials of the United Nation’s cultural and educational body announced during their annual meeting. Continue reading