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A group representing Texas state workers has begun allowing employees to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits. The Employees Retirement System of Texas on Wednesday began accepting enrollment forms following the U.S. Supreme Court decision, which cleared the way for gay...
The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new clinic regulations and refused...
A judge has issued a sweeping gag order in a lawsuit arising from a May brawl at a roadside restaurant in Texas in which nine bikers were killed and 170 people arrested. District Court Judge Matt Johnson also ruled Tuesday that an attorney can view surveillance video from the...
The sick ambitions of a caliphate bent on carnage: Chilling map predicts where ISIS will strike the West with 'lone wolf attacks' as FBI sets up 56 command centers to monitor fourth of July terror threat The FBI is setting up command centers at all of its 56 field offices across...
Abortion providers are cheering a move by the U.S. Supreme Court that temporarily halts part of a Texas law that would close more than half of the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. They are also studying whether it allows them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities...
Austin-area authorities are continuing to search for an inmate who fled from a hospital where he was being treated for an unknown medical condition. Travis County Sheriff's Office spokesman Roger Wade said Sunday that Dacious June Parker, 24, remained at large more than 36 hours...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. He warned in a statement Sunday that any clerk, justice of...
A man and his teenage son have survived an alligator attack at Cedar Hill Park outside Houston. According to the Chambers County Sheriff's Office, 42-year-old James Hurley and 13-year-old Kaleb Hurley were in Cedar Hill Park Sunday when an alligator bit the teenager on the arm...
Two divers from San Antonio missing in the Gulf of Mexico for more than three hours have been rescued after being spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter. The Coast Guard said in a statement Sunday that 51-year-old Dennis Garrett and 46-year-old Robert Holms were pulled from the...