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Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens dies from cancer at 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Reubens, the actor and comedian whose character Pee-wee Herman became a cultural phenomenon through films and TV shows, has died. He was 70.

Texts show lawmakers were ‘pissed off’ at Ken Paxton before impeachment

AUSTIN — Rep. Jeff Leach was “pissed off.”

Sinéad O’Connor, gifted and provocative Irish singer, dies at 56

LONDON (AP) — Sinéad O'Connor, the gifted Irish singer-songwriter who became a superstar in her mid-20s but was known as much for her private struggles and provocative actions as for her fierce and expressive music, has died at 56.

Biden administration sues Texas governor over Rio Grande buoy barrier that’s meant to stop...

AUSTIN (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday sued Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over a newly installed floating barrier on the Rio Grande that is the Republican's latest aggressive tactic to try to stop migrants from crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.

First U.S. auction of Gulf of Mexico tracts for wind power set for Aug....

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first auction of offshore leases for wind power development in the Gulf of Mexico will take place Aug. 29 for tracts off the Louisiana and Texas coasts, the Biden administration announced Thursday.

Pilot and passengers aboard Titan submersible are dead, US Coast Guard says

The pilot and 4 passengers of the Titan submersible are dead, US Coast Guard says

Tornadoes, hail and hurricane-force winds tear through West Texas, kill 4 people in small...

Aline of severe storms produced what a meteorologist calls a rare combination of multiple tornadoes, hurricane-force winds and softball-sized hail in west Texas, killing at least four people, injuring nine and causing significant damage around the town of Matador, a meteorologist said Thursday.

Missing Titanic submersible passes the critical 96-hour mark for oxygen supply

The search for the missing submersible on an expedition to view the wreckage of the Titanic passed the critical 96-hour mark Thursday when breathable air could have run out, a grim moment in the intense effort to save the five people aboard.

Search area for lost Titanic-bound submersible deepens, doubles in size as oxygen dwindles

Rescuers on Wednesday rushed more ships and vessels to the area where a submersible disappeared on its way to the Titanic wreckage site, hoping underwater sounds they detected for a second straight day might help narrow their search in an increasingly urgent mission.

US approves chicken made from cultivated cells, the nation’s first ‘lab-grown’ meat

By JONEL ALECCIA and LAURA UNGAR | Associated Press For the first time, U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved the sale of chicken made from animal...