Texas AG Ken Paxton's affair took a toll on office, a former staffer says at impeachment trial
One of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s former staffers says that the Republican’s extramarital affair took a toll on employees who had to work long and odd hours because of the secret relationship that is now a factor in his impeachment trial.
Congressional watchdog describes border wall harm, says agencies should work together to ease damage
Congress' official watchdog says in a report that the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump toppled untold numbers of saguaro cactuses in Arizona, put endangered ocelots at risk in Texas and disturbed Native American burial grounds.
Texas AG Ken Paxton's impeachment trial is in the hands of Republicans who have been by his side
The impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is going to test the will of Republicans senators to punish not only one of their own, but a hard-right firebrand who has driven the state’s policymaking for years.
Illegal crossings on the US-Mexico border rose in July but were still down from last year
U.S. border authorities stopped migrants entering the country illegally more than 33% more often in July than in June, suggesting lower numbers that followed the end of pandemic-related asylum restrictions may have bottomed out.
Crowded Atlantic as powerful Hurricane Hilary opens a tropical tap over Southern California
Hurricane Hilary blossomed overnight into a powerful Category 4 hurricane in the eastern Pacific and beginning this weekend will aim a tropical firehose at some of the driest places in the U.S., creating the potential for life-threatening flash flooding from Southern California to western Arizona, Nevada, and southwestern Utah.
Atlantic activity ratchets up while Southern California braces for tropical trouble
The Atlantic is finding its footing this week with three systems expected to organize in the days ahead while Hurricane Hilary in the eastern Pacific is poised to unleash torrents of rain across parts of Southern California early next week as a weakened but still potent storm system.
Texas sheriff: Miami Gardens woman, 2 others die in tank after dog fell in while hog hunting
A Texas sheriff said Thursday that three hog hunters from Florida died in an underground tank filled with sewer gas after one of them apparently tried rescuing their dog after it fell into the hole, followed by the other two jumping in to save them.
Unprecedented levels of damage from storms this year is upending US towns and the insurance industry
Waves of severe thunderstorms in the U.S. during the first half of this year led to $34 billion in insured losses, an unprecedented level of financial damage in such a short time as climate change contributes to the frequency and severity of violent meteorological events.
Family mistakenly held at gunpoint by Texas police say the stop traumatized the kids in the car
A Black woman from Arkansas who was held at gunpoint along with three family members when Texas police wrongly suspected their car was stolen says she decided to speak out after seeing video from a passerby and realizing two officers had aimed firearms at her 13-year-old son while his hands were up.