Texas anti-abortion law reinstated by U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court has allowed Texas to resume banning most abortions, just one day after clinics began racing to serve patients again for the first time since early September. … Read More

Texas ban on virtually all abortions takes effect as U.S. Supreme Court stays silent

A Texas ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy took effect early Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court did not act on an emergency request by abortion rights … Read More

Biden says lifting mask mandates a ‘big mistake’ as COVID-19 remains threat in U.S.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said decisions to end the required wearing of masks — such as those by governors of Texas and Mississippi — amounted to “Neanderthal thinking” … Read More

Texas governor lifts coronavirus mask mandate, says all businesses can reopen

The governor of Texas lifted most of the state’s coronavirus pandemic restrictions, allowing businesses to reopen at full capacity as of next week and telling residents that masks were no longer required. … Read More

Frozen pipes, electricity woes remain in southern U.S. as warmer temperatures move in

Higher temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing relief to a winter-weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and … Read More

Texas calls in National Guard to help morgues overwhelmed by coronavirus deaths

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 22, 2020 9:53 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Texas National Guard has … Read More

Texas becomes first U.S. state to top 1M coronavirus cases amid nationwide surges

Texas on Wednesday became the first state with more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, and California closed in on that mark as a surge of infections engulfs the country … Read More

‘A hot mess’: U.S. sees testing delays as coronavirus cases surge

With a cough and shortness of breath, it took Austin, Texas, resident Sam Lee three tries to get a COVID-19 test last month. The first time, he showed up an … Read More

Canadians living in U.S. hunker down as coronavirus cases surge

With COVID-19 cases surging in the United States, Canadians living in the country are hunkering down and find themselves thinking a bit more about home these days. Some people who … Read More

For 3rd day in a row, U.S. coronavirus cases surge by more than 40,000

California on Sunday ordered some bars to close as that state and a dozen others face the worst surge in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. Governor Gavin … Read More

Americans slowly emerge from coronavirus lockdown as states ease restrictions

Americans in about half of U.S. states, led by Texas and Georgia, began emerging on Friday from home confinement while California and New York held fast to business closures and … Read More

Some American states will lift coronavirus restrictions in coming week, says Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Texas and Vermont will allow certain businesses to reopen on Monday while still observing coronavirus-related precautions and Montana will begin lifting restrictions … Read More

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