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JIM VERTUNO Associated Press

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Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they’re afraid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off...

Texas charity founded by Lance Armstrong 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...

Texas Republicans reel from nasty internal fight

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An alleged hit list of political opponents, a promise of access, heated denials, an audiotape and suspicions of a setup.Texas...

Top law enforcement official in Texas accused of rape, fired

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of Texas' top law enforcement officials has been charged with sexual assault after a woman said he raped her...

‘No pass, no play’ part of Perot legacy

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Part of late billionaire H. Ross Perot's legacy is a clear-cut rule about Texas high school sports: If a student...

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills...

Texas lawmakers approve safe gun storage program despite NRA

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill...

Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints...

Ex-Baylor athletic director: Black athletes made scapegoats

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former athletic director at Baylor University alleges that regents schemed to make black football players scapegoats for a decades-long...

Texas court reinstates Baylor sex assault conviction

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest criminal appeals court has reinstated the 2015 sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose...

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FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical WriterU.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given...