For a Male Sexual Assault Survivor, Justice Won in Court Does Not Equal Healing

[ad_1] When Sam Schultz was sexually assaulted, it felt like a part of them died. It took eight years and the burgeoning #MeToo movement to spur them to go public and make a police report, and an additional five years for their attackers to plead guilty. Now, as much as Schultz hopes there’s a reckoning … Read more

Belief Death Penalty Is Applied Unfairly Shows Capital Punishment’s Growing Isolation in US

[ad_1] HOUSTON (AP) — More Americans now believe the death penalty, which is undergoing a yearslong decline of use and support, is being administered unfairly, a finding that is adding to its growing isolation in the U.S., according to an annual report on capital punishment. But whether the public’s waning support for the death penalty … Read more

Texas Judge Rips Into Biden Administration’s Handling of Border in Dispute Over Razor Wire Barrier

[ad_1] McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol agents for now can cut razor wire that Texas installed on the U.S.-Mexico border under a judge’s ruling that also took President Joe Biden’s administration to task for its handling of immigration enforcement. The ruling is at least a temporary defeat for Texas officials who say Border Patrol … Read more

Tesla Delivers 13 Stainless Steel Cybertruck Pickups as It Tries to Work Out Production Problems

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — With manufacturing kinks still to be worked out, Tesla delivered the first dozen or so of its futuristic Cybertruck pickups to customers Thursday, two years behind the original schedule amid uncertainty over when large-scale production will begin. CEO Elon Musk showed off the angular electric trucks with an event at the … Read more

Jan. 6 Suspect Who Later Fired a Gun Toward Texas Officers Gets 2 Years for Firearm Charge

[ad_1] Nathan Donald Pelham, who was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Dallas. Pelham was accused of firing the shots from his rural home on April 12, the day he was told he was charged with four misdemeanors for allegedly participating in the … Read more

Safety Officials Release Details of Their Investigation Into a Close Call Between Planes in Texas

[ad_1] DALLAS (AP) — The air traffic controller on duty when FedEx and Southwest planes nearly collided earlier this year in Texas told investigators that he expected the airliner to take off more quickly — before the incoming FedEx plane reached the same runway. That is because in his four years working the tower at … Read more

Texas Man Who Set Fire to an Austin Synagogue Sentenced to 10 Years

[ad_1] AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who set fire to an Austin synagogue in an antisemitic attack two years ago was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison. Franklin Sechriest, 20, had previously pleaded guilty to arson and a hate crime causing damage to religious property on Halloween 2021. He also was … Read more

US Mediators Reject Attempt by Flight Attendants to Clear the Path for a Strike at American Airlines

[ad_1] FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal mediators have rejected a union’s request that could have cleared the way for a year-end strike by flight attendants at American Airlines. The National Mediation Board instead directed the airline and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants to keep negotiating over a new contract. “We look forward to … Read more

US Closes Border Crossing to Vehicles and Limits Traffic at Another in Response to Illegal Entries

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — A Texas border crossing was closed to vehicles Monday, and traffic at an Arizona crossing was limited to shift more resources to illegal entries, U.S. authorities said in the latest sign of how fast-changing migration routes are challenging the government to keep up. Customs and Border Protection said it was closing … Read more

Texas CEO and His 2 Children Were Among 4 Killed in Wreck Before Thanksgiving

[ad_1] ROUND MOUNTAIN, Texas (AP) — The CEO of a construction company and his two young children were among four people killed the day before Thanksgiving in a three-vehicle crash that was still being investigated Monday. Zach Muckleroy, 44, head of Fort Worth-based Muckleroy & Falls, died in the Nov. 22 crash about 45 miles … Read more