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  • Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors May 25, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrapped up three days of emotional meetings on school safety and mass shootings Thursday by speaking with survivors from last week's shooting at a high school near Houston. But there's little expectation that the staunch gun-rights supporter will push for major changes to restrict the ownership or […]
  • The Latest: Shooting survivors want more armed security May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on meetings being held by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott following the mass shooting at a high school near Houston (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Several students who survived last week's school shooting at a Texas high school told Gov. Greg Abbott they want more armed security and armed teachers […]
  • Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Harvey floods May 24, 2018
    DALLAS (AP) — The federal agency that investigates industrial accidents offered muted criticism Thursday of the Houston-area chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey and partially exploded. Crews for Arkema Inc. worked "to the best of their ability" to keep equipment that cooled and stabilized its organic peroxides from losing power as six feet of […]
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Evening' game May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Evening" game were: 6-9-6-6, Sum It Up: 27 (six, nine, six, six; Sum It Up: twenty-seven)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were: 3-8-1, Sum It Up: 12 (three, eight, one; Sum It Up: twelve)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were: 02-05-08-09-10-11-13-14-16-21-22-24 (two, five, eight, nine, ten, eleven, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-four)
  • Texas relaxes passing rules, fines firm after testing issues May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After glitches during statewide standardized testing, Texas is excusing students affected from some passing requirements and fining the firm that administers the exams. Last month, 41,702 students were booted for about 20 minutes from the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR exam. Then, earlier this month, 29,307 students […]
  • Kansas water park: Rides won't open until issues resolved May 24, 2018
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The operator of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 is accusing the state of a "malicious effort" to "stir up unfounded fear," though it says park rides won't open for the season until issues raised in a recent state audit are resolved. […]
  • Security company, state argue venue in Dakota Access dispute May 24, 2018
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for North Dakota regulators and a North Carolina-based private security company argued in court Thursday over the proper venue to resolve a dispute over whether the company acted illegally during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline and should be fined. North Dakota's Private Investigative and Security Board wants the […]
  • Dallas Fed chief: Texas economy poised for sustained growth May 24, 2018
    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' rapidly increasing population will give the state an economic edge in coming years as the United States wrestles with sluggish growth in both the labor force and productivity, two trends that could weigh on the nation's economic future, said Robert Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Kaplan, in […]
  • Judge shuts down work on Sunoco pipelines, cites danger May 24, 2018
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An administrative law judge has shut down work on a natural gas liquids pipeline in the Philadelphia suburbs, saying Sunoco has failed to take reasonable steps to warn people and protect them from danger. Public Utility Commission Judge Elizabeth Barnes ruled the company had to stop work on the Mariner East […]
  • NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies May 24, 2018
    With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem. One day after league owners mandated that players must stand for the "Star-Spangled Banner" — they now have the option of remaining in the locker room for […]
  • Democrat Valdez owes $12K in overdue property taxes May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez owes $12,000-plus in overdue property taxes on seven properties, a previously unreported shortfall that could prove embarrassing as she tries to unseat Republican Greg Abbott in November. The Houston Chronicle reports that Valdez's campaign acknowledges that she owes back property taxes, but is paying them back […]
  • Environmentalists take aim at power plant's discharge permit May 24, 2018
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups are accusing U.S. regulators of violating clean water rules by repeatedly delaying action on a discharge permit for a coal-fired power plant that provides electricity for customers in three western states. The Sierra Club and others contend in papers filed Wednesday in federal court that without a new permit, […]
  • Lawsuit: Texas secretary fired for political Facebook posts May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges a former secretary was illegally fired by a Republican judge on Texas' highest criminal court who disagreed with her political Facebook posts. The Austin American-Statesman reports that Olga Zuniga filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Kevin Yeary, her former boss. The lawsuit alleges […]
  • Austin settles suit by black woman thrown down by officer May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The city of Austin is paying $425,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a black woman who was thrown to the ground by one white officer during a 2015 traffic stop, and then told by another that blacks have "violent tendencies." The Austin American Statesman reports the City Council voted unanimously […]
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Day" game were: 05-07-10-11-12-13-14-16-18-21-22-23 (five, seven, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen, eighteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were: 4-1-2, Sum It Up: 7 (four, one, two; Sum It Up: seven)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Day' game May 24, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Day" game were: 6-2-4-6, Sum It Up: 18 (six, two, four, six; Sum It Up: eighteen)
  • US forecasters expect 10-16 tropical storms in active season May 24, 2018
    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. government forecasters said Thursday that they expect an active Atlantic hurricane season — an announcement that came as odds increased that the first tropical weather system of the year was forming in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with […]

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