| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — While a team of techies tries to reboot the broken federal insurance website, President Obama is trying to retool efforts to promote the flailing healthcare law.
The flawed launch of the new online marketplaces has forced Obama to...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:40 AM
HOUSTON -- Planned Parenthood and others opponents of new Texas abortion restrictions have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate an injunction blocking portions of the law concerning doctors’ admitting privileges.
The appeal was filed...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:49 PM
HOUSTON - A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in New Orleans lifted an injunction Thursday mostly allowing the state’s new abortion restrictions to take effect.
The decision came three days after a federal judge in Texas blocked...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
HOUSTON--Houston Mayor Annise Parker staged what may seem like a political coup Tuesday, winning a third term in a red state during a year in which female candidates lost mayoral bids in Los Angeles and New York.
To top it off, Parker, 57, is a...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:07 AM
A federal appeals court in New Orleans had yet to rule Wednesday on Texas officials' request for an emergency order allowing a set of new abortion restrictions to take effect in their state as scheduled.
On Monday, a federal judge in Texas issued a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:46 AM
HOUSTON -- An unseasonably early ice storm that has disrupted hundreds of flights, made for dangerous roads and caused power outages in central Arkansas and northern Texas was headed east toward Ohio and western Pennsylvania on Friday, with temperatures...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:24 PM
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was convicted Friday on all 45 charges of premeditated and attempted premeditated murder in the shooting rampage at this central Texas Army post four years ago, the deadliest attack on a domestic U.S. military...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:38 PM
WASHINGTON -- Wendy Davis, who garnered national headlines in June for filibustering a controversial bill restricting abortion access, confirmed Monday that she was considering a bid for governor of Texas next year.
Speaking at a packed lunch at the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Wendy Davis, who soared to overnight fame after filibustering tough antiabortion legislation, announced a widely anticipated bid for Texas governor Thursday with a slap at the state’s Republican rule and a move beyond her most famous political...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Just for the record, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said midway through a 27-minute criticism of California, he wasn’t in Anaheim to criticize California.
That might have come off a tad hollow, given that Perry had already asserted that the state comes...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:24 AM
After weeks of buildup, Democrat Wendy Davis is set to launch an uphill bid for Texas governor Thursday with a pep-style rally outside Fort Worth.
Davis, 50, a two-term state senator, has built a national following via social media. She sent a Twitter...