We’re learning new details from inside the hostage standoff at a Texas synagogue that left the suspect dead, as officials trace the movements and motives of the alleged hostage taker. The FBI is calling the hostage situation a terrorism-related incident, as the Anti-Defamation League warns attacks on Jewish people are on the rise.
By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko
A majority of the Supreme Court signaled Monday they would allow abortion providers to pursue a court challenge to a Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy.
As the Department of Justice battles the new abortion law in Texas, some women are traveling out of state for procedures.
By Michael Balsamo and Paul Weber
The Justice Department on Thursday sued Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution.” The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Texas, asks a federal judge to declare that the law is invalid, “to enjoin its enforcement, and to protect the rights that Texas has violated.”
By Jessica Gresko, Paul J. Weber and Mark Sherman
A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect Wednesday, with the Supreme Court silent on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. The Texas law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks and before most women know they’re pregnant.
A man wanted for murder in South Carolina is in custody after leading police in Texas on a high speed chase earlier this week.
Griddy Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the aftermath of the severe winter weather that hit Texas last month…
Texas’ power grid manager has been fired following February’s deadly blackouts that left millions of people without electricity and heat for days. The board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas fired CEO Bill Magness on Wednesday.
President Joe Biden and the First Lady Dr. Jill Biden tour the damage in Texas caused by winter storms
President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden are touring the damage in Texas after winter storms pummelled the state. Many residents are still dealing with a water crisis, and there’s now a criminal investigation into its power provider.
COLUMBIA (WOLO): Texas is thawing out after a devastating winter storm last week, and three South Carolina American Red Cross volunteers have deployed to the Lone Star State to give back to the struggling community. 3,000 meals, 2 semi-trucks full of water, and a warehouse ready to serve the small town of Lufkin, Texas. Julienne Correa deployed there from Greenville,…