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Nation Jan 18Texas synagogue hostage-taker had stayed in area homeless shelters prior to attack
The CEO of a Dallas facility that provides services to homeless people said 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, who was a British citizen, spent the night of Jan. 2 there.
Nation Jan 17Texas rabbi recounts dramatic escape by hostages in synagogue standoff
The rabbi of a Texas synagogue says he threw a chair at the gunman and then escaped with two other hostages after a 10-hour standoff.
Nation Jan 16British man identified as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue
Malik Faisal Akram was shot and killed after the last of the hostages got out at around 9 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel near Fort Worth. In a statement, the FBI said there was no indication that anyone else…
Nation Jan 15Man takes hostages at Texas synagogue
Authorities say a man apparently took hostages Saturday during services at a synagogue near Fort Worth, Texas. The Colleyville Police Department tweeted Saturday afternoon that it was conducting SWAT operations at the address of Congregation Beth Israel.
Nation Dec 27Sarah Weddington, lawyer who successfully argued Roe v. Wade, dies at 76
Sarah Weddington, a Texas lawyer who at 26-year-old successfully argued the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court, has died.
Nation Mar 15AP Report: U.S. to house up to 3,000 immigrant teens at Dallas site
The memo says federal agencies will use the facility to house boys ages 15 to 17. The memo describes the soon-to-open site as a "decompression center."…
Nation Feb 22In Texas, attention turns to storm repairs, delivering aid
Many people are still getting a sense of the wreckage left by the icy blast that hit Texas and much of the Deep South last week, knocking out power to millions and contributing to nearly 80 deaths.
Politics Feb 18Sen. Ted Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar, says traveling ‘obviously a mistake’
The Republican senator said he began second-guessing the trip since the moment he first got on the plane Wednesday. "In hindsight, I wouldn't have done it," he told reporters.
Politics Feb 18Sen. Ted Cruz on vacation in Mexico as storm slams Texas
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has traveled to Mexico for a family vacation as his home state struggles with a powerful winter storm that left many residents without power or safe drinking water.
Politics Feb 17Frigid temperatures, power outages lead to water problems
Winter storms during the past week in the Midwest, Texas and Appalachia forced water service providers to scramble to manage serious problems as sub-freezing temperatures remained an obstacle.