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Texas will not accept refugees anymore – governor

Jan 11, 2020 - 8:41 AM

Governor Greg Abbott tells the State Department that Texas has to dedicate its resources 'to those who are already here, including refugees, migrants and the homeless – indeed, all Texans'

NOT ACCEPTING REFUGEES. US Border Patrol vehicles are pictured near the Paso Del Norte International Bridge at the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, on September 12, 2019. Photo by Paul Ratje/AFP

3 injured in blast at Texas chemical plant

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) Dramatic video and photos shared on social media show a large fire at the TPC Group facility in Port Neches, near Houston, with one resident describing waking up to a huge boom

EXPLOSION. This handout image taken early on November 27, 2019 and released to AFP by Ryan Mathewson, who lives roughly two minutes from the plant with his family, shows fire and flames following an explosion at a chemical plant in the Texas city of Port Neches, east of Houston. Handout photo courtesy of Ryan Mathewson/AFP

Texas shooter sacked from job before killing 7 – police

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:15 PM

FBI special agent Christopher Combs confirms the firing, but says it was not the spark for the shooting, which took place on August 31

SHOOTOUT. This handout images obtained courtesy of Ernst Villanueva taken on August 31, 2019 show a car with multiple bullet holes on the windows after a gunman opened fire on the I-20 highway in between Odessa and Midland, Texas. Photo by AFP

Texas death row inmate executed

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:27 PM

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirms the death of Larry Swearingen at 6:47 pm local time at the state prison in Huntsville

LARRY SWEARINGEN. This handout image provided on August 21, 2019, courtesy of the Texas Department of Justice shows Larry Swearingen convicted of raping and strangling a 19-year-old college student before being executed by lethal injection on August 21, 2019 in Huntsville, Texas.  Handout photo by Texas Department of Criminal Justice/AFP

Body of murdered Filipina found inside freezer in Texas

Aug 02, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Police are investigating the deaths of Alyssa Marie Mejia Rogers and her husband – who reportedly shot himself after killing his wife – as a possible murder-suicide

Police kill gunman who opened fire on U.S. courthouse

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Police identify the shooter as 22-year-old Brian Clyde, who caused no deaths or injuries when he began firing at the courthouse entrance from a sidewalk

DALLAS COURTHOUSE SHOOTING. A general view of the Earle Cabell Federal Building on June 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. white supremacist convicted of lynching black man to be executed

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:28 PM

John William King, one of 3 men convicted of the June 1998 killing of James Byrd, is to die by lethal injection at the Huntsville penitentiary.

US police woman held for shooting black man in wrong apartment

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The victim, an African-American, is identified as Botham Shem Jean, 26, an immigrant from the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia

Texan begins selling 3D-printed gun plans despite judge's order

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Seattle-based US District Judge Robert Lasnik says in his Monday ruling that free speech rights were 'dwarfed' by the harm Cody Wilson's actions could cause

3D-PRINTED GUNS. In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. File photo by Robert Macpherson/AFP

Texas chemical plant owners 'fully expect' more fires

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:31 PM

4th UPDATE We re anticipating the remaining 8 containers that have not yet started to have product degrade in them for that to start to happen Rennard tells reporters cautioning it was unclear when the containers would burn

BLOCKING CROSBY. A Harris County Sheriff vehicle blocks access on the Crosby Dayton Road which leads towards the Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby, Texas on August 31, 2017. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Death toll at 43 as wild weather tears across parts of US

Dec 28, 2015 - 6:42 PM

The National Weather Service says 21 states – from New Mexico to as far north as Michigan – are under a weather watch or warning as part of the storm system

TORNADO AFTERMATH. This still aerial image from video courtesy of NBCDFW.COM shows tornado damaged houses and vehicles in Rowlett, Texas on December 27, 2015. NBCDFW.COM/AFP

Judge delays Obama immigration order

Feb 17, 2015 - 9:28 PM

The White House quickly calls the decision wrong saying the president acted within his legal authority and that the administration will appeal

CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES. US President Barack Obama listens to remarks from British Prime Minister David Cameron (not pictured) during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington DC, USA, 16 January 2015. Michael Reynolds/EPA