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Texas lawmakers offered vaccine despite ineligibility

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin's top health authority is offering coronavirus vaccines to Texas lawmakers and their key staffers, regardless of whether they are...

From Baked Alaska to a guy with horns: notable riot arrests

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President...

CVS and Walgreens under fire for slow pace of vaccination in nursing homes

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By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News and Lauren Weber | Kaiser Health News The effort to vaccinate some of the country's most vulnerable residents against...

Cornyn, Cruz plan to attend Biden’s inauguration

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By Bryan Mena, Texas Tribune Texas Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn will both attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week, according to their...

Inmate releases debated at Texas’ biggest jail amid pandemic

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By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday asked officials to review how more than 1,900 inmates in Texas'...

Texas Capitol to close before planned armed protests of Joe Biden’s inauguration

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By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune The Texas Capitol in Austin will be closed Saturday through Wednesday, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Texas Department...

Texas lawmaker who was in Capitol tests positive for virus

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By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas House member who rejoined more than 100 lawmakers at the state Capitol said...

Dollar General will pay employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

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By Kate Feldman, New York Daily News Dollar General won’t make its employees choose between a paycheck and a COVID-19 vaccine. Hourly employees will receive pay...

Texas passes 1 million mark for vaccine doses given

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has distributed more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, as the state...

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots grow to combined $1.39B

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By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the widest reach of any lotteries in the U.S., Powerball and Mega Millions are...