Texas

Jill Biden’s travel shows breadth covered by first lady

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PHOENIX — After wrapping up a hectic, two-day swing through Dallas, Houston and Phoenix to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, Jill Biden didn’t relax on the...

Diners’ discarded shells help establish new oyster colonies

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PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. — Call it the seafood circle of life: Shells discarded by diners are being collected, cleaned and dumped into waterways around...

US official calls large shelter for migrant kids a ‘model’

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POMONA, Calif. — Biden administration officials and lawmakers on Friday toured an emergency shelter that the government opened to house children crossing the U.S.-Mexico...

Jeff Bezos picks female aerospace pioneer to launch with him

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos has chosen an early female aerospace pioneer — an 82-year-old pilot denied astronaut wings decades ago...

Medicaid expansion takes effect in deep-red Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A voter-approved expansion of Medicaid took effect Thursday in Oklahoma after a decade of Republican resistance in a state that has...

GOP congressman flouts mask rules on airline flight to Texas

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WASHINGTON — A Texas congressman who has been an outspoken critic of COVID-19 mask mandates went without a mask for at least a portion...

2 adults, 1 child fatally shot at Houston apartment complex

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HOUSTON — Authorities in Houston searched Thursday for a suspect after two adults and a child were found shot to death at an apartment...

Ampex Brands has purchased bakery and cafe chain Au Bon Pain

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Yum! Brands and 7-Eleven franchisee Ampex Brands has purchased bakery and cafe chain Au Bon Pain, helping to expand its international reach. ...

No indictment for doctor accused of COVID-19 vaccine theft

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HOUSTON — A grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict a former Houston-area doctor who was accused of stealing nine doses of coronavirus vaccine...

US judge apologizes for ‘partisan’ comments on Trump pardons

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — A federal judge in Iowa admitted wrongdoing and publicly apologized for comments ridiculing former President Donald Trump for issuing a...