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The Latest: Speaker says retiring lawmaker made right call

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold (all times local):11:50 a.m.House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold has...

George P Bush draws unlikely GOP challenge from predecessor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - What some Texas conservatives are calling the "new battle of the Alamo" has triggered an unlikely, intraparty squabble involving the...

Texas House speaker who slowed conservative agenda retires

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' moderate Republican House speaker abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, clearing the way for the ruling GOP in the nation's...

Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

SILSBEE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home.Hardin County Sheriff...

Prosecutors say Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas lawmaker spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol apparently impaired by...

‘Bathroom bill’ dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's summer...

The Latest: NC protesters pull down Confederate statue

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):8:05 p.m.Protesters in North Carolina...

The Latest: Texas A&M cancels ‘white lives matter’ rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):___6:45 p.m.A Texas lawmaker says...

Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature is poised to restrict insurance coverage for abortions over the objections of opponents who say doing...

Texas Senate again OKs ‘bathroom bill’ over police criticism

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over...