White House convenes mayors to discuss strategies on crime

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday convened the first meeting of its community violence intervention collaborative, a group of mayors and administration officials...

Chip and Joanna Gaines step up to help lead a new TV network

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NEW YORK — Chip and Joanna Gaines made a name for themselves thanks to their knack for renovating homes. Now they're ready to put...

Biden’s Census nominee promises independence, transparency

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President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the U.S. Census Bureau told a Senate committee on Thursday that he would bring transparency and independence to...

18-year-old joining Blue Origin’s 1st passenger spaceflight

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An 18-year-old is about to become the youngest person in space, rocketing away with an aviation pioneer who will become...

‘Marrying Millions’ TV star pleads not guilty to raping teen

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Developer and reality TV personality William Hutchinson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl at his Southern...

Death toll rises to 210 from February cold wave in Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas — State officials on Tuesday added 59 deaths to the toll wrought by the Feb. 14 cold wave and the ensuing collapse...

Rare whooping cranes raised for wild as COVID rules relax

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NEW ORLEANS — A year after pandemic precautions all but halted work to raise the world’s most endangered cranes for release into the wild,...

‘God opened the door’: Mystery surrounds US asylum picks

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TIJUANA, Mexico — In a packed camp for migrant families on Mexico's side of the busiest U.S. border crossing, Nelson Membreño has lived through...

EXPLAINER: What’s in the Texas GOP’s voting bills?

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The Texas voting bills that prompted state Democrats' flight to Washington this week include a raft of tweaks and changes to the state's election...

Attorney Lee Merritt joins race for Texas attorney general

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DALLAS — Dallas civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who has represented the families of Black people killed by police, joined a crowded 2022 race...