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Rare gold coin sells for $9.36 million at Texas auction

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DALLAS (AP) — A rare gold coin made by a noted craftsman in New York in 1787 has sold at auction in Dallas for...

$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales

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By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of...

Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportations

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By PAUL J. WEBER and NOMAAN MERCHANT, The Associated Press AUSTIN — Texas on Friday moved to stop President Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day...

Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

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By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens....

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

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ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career...

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

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WASHINGTON — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year...

Top two staffers at Texas Democratic Party to step down

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The top two staffers at the Texas Democratic Party — executive director Manny Garcia and deputy executive director Cliff Walker — will leave their...

Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump's...

Appeals court revisits Texas ban on abortion procedure

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By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas should be allowed to halt a common second-trimester abortion procedure, the state's lawyers told a...

Powerball jackpot winner worth $731.1M sold in Maryland

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LONACONING, Md. (AP) — The jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold at Coney Market in Lonaconing, the Maryland Lottery announced on Thursday. The...