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‘A sham show trial’: Texas elected officials react to Trump verdict

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial a “sham show” after Trump was convicted of 34 felony charges. 

Guilty: Trump becomes first former U.S. president convicted of felony crimes

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump became the first former president to be convicted of felony crimes Thursday as a New York jury found him guilty of falsifying business records in a scheme to illegally influence the 2016 election through hush money payments to a porn actor who said the two had sex.

Two political consultants plead guilty in Henry Cuellar bribery case

Two political consultants agreed to plead guilty to charges that they conspired with U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar to launder more than $200,000 in bribes from a Mexican bank, according to recently unsealed court documents that show the consultants are cooperating with the Justice Department in its case against the Laredo Democrat.

House Democrats don’t call for Cuellar resignation after indictment

WASHINGTON — Key House Democrats have shown no signs of urging Rep. Henry Cuellar to resign after a federal indictment charged the Texas Democrat with money laundering and bribery, among other criminal counts.

OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies...

O.J. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76.

Supreme Court allows Texas to begin enforcing law that lets police arrest migrants at...

A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to begin enforcing a law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of crossing the border illegally while a legal battle over the measure plays out.

How one methane scientist influenced Biden’s pause on LNG approvals

When the Biden administration paused approval of new liquefied natural gas export licenses in January, the decision was driven by a recognition that the climate impact from the fossil fuel needs to be reassessed.

McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November.

Americans reporting nationwide cellular outages from AT&T, Cricket Wireless and other providers

A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.

‘Your Barbiecore is bussin’; 2 of those words are added to Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com released its list of popular terms added for 2024. This year, Gen Z slang dominated the entries, along with a few revisions.