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Death toll rises to 210 from February cold wave in Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas — State officials on Tuesday added 59 deaths to the toll wrought by the Feb. 14 cold wave and the ensuing collapse...

Alabama elects first Black Republican to House in 140 years

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Retired Army Sgt. Kenneth Paschal on Tuesday was elected to fill a legislative seat in suburban Shelby County, becoming the only...

N. Carolina GOP would ban K-12 promotion of views about race

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans advanced legislation on Wednesday that defines how teachers can discuss certain concepts about race and racism inside the...

North Carolina Republicans move to limit classroom race talk

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans are advancing legislation to limit how teachers can discuss certain racial concepts inside the classroom, according to the...

Ex-Tennessee vaccine leader: Firing put politics over health

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's former top vaccinations official said Tuesday that she couldn't stay silent after she was fired this week amid scrutiny from...

N. Carolina GOP would ban K-12 promotion of views about race

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans advanced legislation on Wednesday that defines how teachers can discuss certain concepts about race and racism inside the...

1st elected Alabama Black Republican: GOP ‘open to everyone’

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PELHAM, Ala. — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that his election to represent a heavily white...

1st elected Alabama Black Republican: GOP ‘open to everyone’

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PELHAM, Ala. — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that his election to represent a heavily white...

Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democrats who hurriedly fled to Washington to block sweeping new election laws back home acknowledged Tuesday they can't stay away...

Audit finds folds behind New Hampshire election miscount

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Auditors concluded that miscounts in a New Hampshire election were primarily caused by the way ballots were folded, according to a report released Tuesday. ...