Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Pushes for Congress to Take Action in Light of the Shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland

Congresswoman Jackson Lee: “Another school shooting, this time at the Great Mills High School in Maryland, is added to the unfortunate list of the incidents where school children are exposed to the scourge of gun violence. It is not enough ...

NAACP Joins Campaign to Increase Affordable Housing across America

The NAACP, the nation's foremost civil rights organization, has joined a coalition of other social justice organizations to push for more affordable housing policies across the country through the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign.

Nor'easter will likely bring most significant spring snow in years

It's the first day of spring, but the Northeast can't seem to shake off winter. The fourth nor'easter in three weeks will hit the region Wednesday, bringing heavy snow and winds. If the current forecast pans out, this Nor'easter will ...

2nd suspicious package found at FedEx after blast, police chief and FedEx say

A package that exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx sorting center near San Antonio was not the only parcel there that investigators believe contained an explosive device, San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus said.

The 2020 Democratic Primary, as a March Madness Bracket

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary doesn't officially tip off for another 22 months, but the game-planning is already well underway. We are now, with history as a guide, probably less than a year from the early favorites making their formal ...

Governor Abbott Appoints Bugg To State Preservation Board

Governor Abbott has appointed Alethea Swann Bugg to the State Preservation Board for a term to expire on February 1, 2019.

What's next for the movement against gun violence

A generation of students raised in the shadow of gun violence is sending a loud and united message to lawmakers: Enough is enough. A month after a gunman killed 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students across ...

It's official: 'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon announces New York gubernatorial bid

After much speculation, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon announced Monday that she is officially throwing her hat in the New York gubernatorial race. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," she tweeted Monday, along with ...

District attorney who didn't prosecute Weinstein will be investigated

The New York State attorney general will review the Manhattan district attorney's handling of a 2015 sexual abuse case involving disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Monday evening.

5 bombs, many questions: What we know about the Texas explosions

Now we know the explosions could strike anyone. The fourth Austin bombing in less than a month was detonated by a tripwire along a residential street, police said -- prompting fears that any pedestrian could become the next victim.

Explosion at FedEx near San Antonio could be linked to Austin blasts, FBI says

[Breaking news update, published at 11:46 a.m. ET] A package that exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx sorting center in Schertz, Texas, was not meant to target that facility or the city, Schertz's police chief said late Tuesday morning.

Police: Kids left at home alone while mom vacationed in Florida

A mother and a father are charged with endangering the welfare of their two children in Lackawanna County. Investigators say the two children were knowingly left alone in Dunmore for nearly three days while the mother was in Florida.

Texas Teens Join TxDOT to Urge Young Drivers to Buckle Up

Texas teens have an important message for their friends and fellow students: Always buckle up. The message is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s annual “Teen Click It or Ticket” campaign, in partnership with high school students, to urge ...

Blanket Bingo returns to Market Square Park on April 19

Blanket Bingo returns to Market Square Park this spring and lasts through early fall. Every third Thursday from April to September, bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a night of bingo, music and prizes.

Governor Abbott Announces Emergency Funding For Austin Police Department And Texas Rangers To Assist In Bomb Investigations

The Office of the Governor today announced the release of $265,500 in emergency funding for the Austin Police Department (APD) and the Texas Ranger Bomb Response Team to purchase seven portable x-ray systems for use in bomb detection and responding ...