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Are gun shops ‘essential’ businesses during a pandemic?

There's no consensus in the U.S. on whether gun shops are considered essential businesses that can remain open during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus. → Read More

Are gun shops 'essential' businesses during a pandemic?

In some parts of the U.S., authorities say gun shops aren't essential businesses and should close during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus. → Read More

Are gun shops 'essential' businesses during a pandemic?

There's no consensus in the U.S. on whether gun shops are considered essential businesses that can remain open during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus → Read More

Are gun shops ‘essential’ businesses during a pandemic?

In some parts of the U.S., authorities say gun shops aren’t essential businesses and should close during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus. In other places, officials are stop… → Read More

Are gun shops ‘essential’ businesses during a pandemic?

As the nation grapples with a pandemic that has upended daily life, some gun rights advocates are concerned about an erosion of Second Amendment rights just as Americans are buying firearms in record numbers to try to ensure their safety. → Read More

Are gun shops 'essential' businesses during a pandemic?

As the nation grapples with a pandemic that has upended daily life, some gun rights advocates are concerned about an erosion of Second Amendment rights just as Americans are buying → Read More

Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak

The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don't qualify as essential surgeries. → Read More

Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don't qualify as essential surgeries. Attorney General Ken Paxton said Monday that the order issued over the weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott barred "any type of abortion that is not medically necessary to preserve the life or health of the… → Read More

Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don’t qualify as essential surgeries. Attorney General Ken Paxton said Monday that the order issued over the weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott barred “any type of abortion that is […] → Read More

Gov. Abbott asks federal government to secure more tests for states to battle coronavirus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday prodded the federal government to do more to help the states secure more tests and medical supplies to fight the spreading coronavirus outbreak. He also said the National Guard could begin monitoring drive-in testing sites on Monday, and the Republican declined at a news conference to follow the lead of other states with a statewide "shelter… → Read More

Texas gov. says National Guard could monitor virus testing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said the National Guard could begin monitoring drive-in testing sites on Monday and prodded the federal government to do more to help states secure more tests and medical supplies to fight the spreading coronavirus outbreak. The Republican declined at a news conference to follow the lead of other states with a statewide "shelter in place"… → Read More

Texas governor says National Guard could monitor virus testing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said the National Guard could begin monitoring drive-in testing sites on Monday and prodded the federal government to do more to help states secure more tests and medical supplies to fight the spreading coronavirus outbreak. The Republican declined at a news conference to follow the lead of other states with a statewide "shelter in place"… → Read More

Texas reports 1st coronavirus death as bars, clubs close

A man who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, becoming Texas' first coronavirus-related death, officials said late Monday while also confirming a second case. → Read More

Virus-related shutdowns bringing US economy to grinding halt

Just a month ago, experts had expected any severe economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak to be confined mainly to Asia and Europe → Read More

Virus-related shutdowns bringing US economy to grinding halt

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It took 15 minutes for the coronavirus to wreck Shelley Hutchings’ carefully calculated financial plans. Hutchings, a bartender and performer, had lined up gigs in... → Read More

Jones, Ramey lead Texas past No. 20 West Virginia 67-57

Andrew Jones scored 22 points to lead Texas past No. 20 West Virginia 67-57 as the injury-depleted Longhorns continued a late-season surge → Read More

Freshman Baker’s 20 points helps lead Texas over TCU

Freshman Will Baker scored a season-high 20 points as Texas snapped a four-game losing skid with a 70-56 win over TCU → Read More

Charity founded by disgraced cyclist announces relaunch plan

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The cancer charity whose yellow wristbands became a global brand under founder Lance Armstrong is seeking to reinvent itself, years after donations and revenues crashed along with the disgraced cyclist’s career. Armstrong was nowhere to be seen earlier this month during Livestrong’s “relaunch” ceremony in Austin. The charity announced plans to […] → Read More

Egbo’s 17 points lead No. 2 Baylor women over Texas 64-44

Second-ranked Baylor used a big third quarter to extend its domination over Big 12 rival Texas with a 64-44 win → Read More

Alamo Bowl: Texas Longhorns romp to win over Utah

Texas rolled to a big win over Utah in the Valero Alamo Bowl ending a frustrating season. → Read More