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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.
Nation Feb 15Power cut across Texas as snow, ice blanket southern Plains
A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S.
Nation Aug 26Heeding warnings, Gulf Coast residents flee coming hurricane
Thousands of Gulf Coast residents fled inland from an approaching storm deemed "unsurvivable" by forecasters, heeding warnings from leaders in two states, but leaving some without help as available space in hotels and shelters filled quickly. Evacuees arrived as far…
Nation Jul 29Federal court to review ‘protest bans’ in Portland arrests
The protest bans, first reported by ProPublica, were included in at least a dozen cases — most of them involving misdemeanor charges of failing to obey a lawful order.
Politics Jun 06As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence
WASHINGTON — Scott Nichols, a balloon artist, was riding home on his scooter from the protests engulfing Minneapolis last weekend when he was struck by a rubber bullet fired from a cluster of police officers in riot gear. “I just…
Nation May 26Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Texas abruptly resigns
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Joseph Brown said in a statement Tuesday that he will leave office on May 31. The statement doesn't explain why the 50-year-old prosecutor is leaving the prestigious post except to say…
Health Mar 18Police shift priorities as novel coronavirus crisis grows
Police departments are shifting resources and adjusting priorities in an attempt to maintain public safety while doing their best to prevent infection among officers and suspects.