Seniors' apartment building fire near San Antonio kills five

Dec 29, 2014

Seniors' apartment building fire near San Antonio kills five

Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said. Eleven other residents of the Wedgwood Apartments were hospitalized, and at least one is in critical condition, according to Bexar ...

Texas lawmakers put new gun rights laws in their sights

Dec 15, 2014

Texas lawmakers put new gun rights laws in their sights

Several proposed new gun laws await the new Texas legislature when it opens next month, including one to allow open carrying of handguns in public and another providing a sales tax holiday for firearms purchases. The Republican-dominated legislature will become even more conservative due ...

Texas Ebola patient  Nina Pham: 'I'm doing well'

Oct 15, 2014

Texas Ebola patient Nina Pham: 'I'm doing well'

The Texas health care worker who became infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian man who died of the illness said Tuesday she is doing well, according to a hospital statement. “I’m doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes ...

Texas case forces U.S. to rethink Ebola approach

Oct 14, 2014

Texas case forces U.S. to rethink Ebola approach

The United States must rethink its approach to controlling the Ebola virus after a Texas health care worker was infected with the often deadly virus, health authorities said Monday. “We have to rethink the way we approach Ebola infection control, because even a single ...

Oct 7, 2014

Texas Ebola patient Duncan gets experimental drug

A Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Texas has received an experimental drug, the first time the medicine has been used to fight the deadly virus in humans, officials said Monday. Thomas Eric Duncan is in critical but stable condition, Texas Health spokeswoman Candace ...

Oct 3, 2014

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to U.S.

Liberia plans to prosecute the airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S., alleging that he lied on an airport questionnaire about not having any contact with an infected person, authorities said Thursday. Thomas Eric Duncan filled out a series of questions about his ...