At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

Jan 15, 2015

At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said. The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice ...

Jan 15, 2015

Dead U.S. soldier did not have Ebola: military

A U.S. soldier found dead at his home in Texas after returning from duty in West Africa was not carrying the Ebola virus, the U.S military said Wednesday. Medical officials confirmed “that the more conclusive PCR Assay test results are negative for the presence ...

Jan 8, 2015

Investigators: Shooter at Texas VA hospital was ex-employee

A man who fatally shot a doctor at a Texas veterans’ hospital before turning the gun on himself was a former clerk at the clinic who had threatened the victim in 2013, the FBI said Wednesday. The FBI identified the gunman in Tuesday’s shooting ...

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 ...