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Widespread power outages from deadly Houston storm raise new risk: hot weather

As the Houston area works to clean up and restore power to thousands after deadly storms, it will do so Saturday under a smog warning and as all of southern Texas starts to feel the heat More »


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Conservative activist's son sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison for 'relentless' attack on Capitol

A Pennsylvania man whose father is a prominent conservative activist has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for storming the U.S. Capitol More »


Man gets 30 years in prison for attacking ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer

A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for attacking the husband of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a hammer More »


Golfer's prompt release from jail rankles some who recall city's police turmoil

World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler’s arrest and prompt release from a Kentucky jail is rankling some who question whether he was given preferential treatment because of his fame More »


At Memphis BBQ contest, pitmasters sweat through the smoke to be best in pork

Competition is fierce at the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, where pitmasters are sweating and smoking to see who will be crowned best in pork More »


Tick season has arrived. Protect yourself with these tips

Tick season is starting across the U.S., and experts are warning the bloodsuckers may be as plentiful as ever More »


Texas governor pardons ex-Army sergeant convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has pardoned a white ex-Army sergeant convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed demonstrator in 2020 during nationwide protests against racial injustice More »


Hundreds pack funeral for Roger Fortson, the Black airman killed in his home by a Florida deputy

Hundreds of Air Force members in dress blues have joined Roger Fortson’s family, friends and others at a suburban Atlanta megachurch to pay their final respects to the Black senior airman, who was shot and killed in his Florida home earlier this month by a sheriff’s deputy More »


He feared coming out. Now this pastor wants to help Black churches become as welcoming as his own

The Rev. Brandon Thomas Crowley had always loved the Black Church, and developed an ambition in his youth to become a pastor even as he realized he was gay More »


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