Region & State


Texas election analysis: Incumbents and conservatives win in Texas primary

Republicans have voted for tried-and-true incumbents and fire-breathing conservatives, while Democrats have learned they still have a lot of building to do if they hope to compete in November. Read Story »
  • August 27, 2014 7:27 p.m.
    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners. Read Story »
  • August 27, 2014 5:23 p.m.
    DALLAS (AP) — In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods. Read Story »
  • August 27, 2014 3:34 p.m.
    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November. Read Story »
  • August 27, 2014 9:44 a.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor — a painter since she was 3 — took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week. Read Story »
  • August 26, 2014 11:10 p.m.
    HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Carter hit his 32nd homer, a three-run drive in the eighth inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night. Read Story »
  • August 26, 2014 11:09 p.m.
    HOUSTON (AP) — The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition. Read Story »
  • August 26, 2014 7:18 p.m.
    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree felony drug charge that could have imprisoned a 19-year-old Texas man for life over brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil he's accused of making and selling. Read Story »
  • August 26, 2014 6:37 p.m.
    DALLAS (AP) — SMU has added Kevlar-fortified liners designed to lower the risk of concussions to the inside of its football helmets. Read Story »
  • August 26, 2014 5:30 p.m.
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights. Read Story »
  • August 26, 2014 4:55 p.m.
    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it." Read Story »
  • August 26, 2014 2:29 p.m.
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract. Read Story »
  • August 25, 2014 11:57 p.m.
    HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 8-2 Monday night. Read Story »
  • August 25, 2014 10:58 p.m.
    DALLAS (AP) — Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane. Read Story »
  • August 25, 2014 7:57 p.m.
    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston construction worker has been hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that became detached from a power saw. Read Story »
  • August 25, 2014 7:04 p.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. Read Story »