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Editorial Roundup:

October 19, 2020, 10:00 AM

National

Singapore man granted asylum in US faces child porn charges

A blogger from Singapore who was granted asylum to stay in the U.S. faces child pornography charges.
October 18, 2020, 4:43 PM

Texas

El Paso sees largest number in hospitals due to COVID-19

Officials say the El Paso area has reported its highest number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus since the pandemic began.
October 18, 2020, 4:06 PM

Texas

Joel Osteen welcomes congregation back to Houston megachurch

One of the nation’s largest megachurches has resumed in-person services in Texas.
October 18, 2020, 2:50 PM

National

Federal officials making changes to some oil-lease terms

A federal oil lease sale in November will be the first in a decade to offer 10-year leases at some depths.
October 18, 2020, 12:24 PM

National

Most US clergy avoid hellfire threats over abortion politics

Some priests and pastors are making waves during this election year by telling their flocks that voting for Democrats who support abortion rights is an evil potentially deserving of eternal damnation.
October 18, 2020, 11:44 AM

National

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism.
October 18, 2020, 7:18 AM

National

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Inspired by global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, a Nigerian American lifestyle blogger delivered a message to Black immigrant communities in the United States: This is your battle, too.
October 17, 2020, 8:15 AM

National

Texas allows social workers to deny LGBTQ, disabled clients

Texas officials are facing backlash after deciding to allow social workers to turn away clients on the basis of their disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
October 16, 2020, 11:46 PM

Texas

Texas man killed when family violence call ends in shootout

Police killed a Central Texas man early Friday when a family violence report ended in a five-hour standoff with deputies and a shootout.
October 16, 2020, 8:52 PM

National

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

A record-setting amount of early voting has changed the 2020 election.
October 16, 2020, 7:29 PM

National

Dallas Morning News staff votes to unionize newsroom

The staff of the Dallas Morning News has voted to unionize, becoming the first newspaper in Texas to do so amid a recent wave of labor organizing at news outlets across the country.
October 16, 2020, 5:15 PM

National

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs’ fatal overdose

A federal grand jury has indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee in pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ fatal drug overdose.
October 16, 2020, 5:11 PM

National

‘Cheer’ star to remain locked up on child porn charges

A judge says “Cheer” star Jerry Harris will remain in jail while awaiting trial on child pornography charges.
October 16, 2020, 3:24 PM

Texas

Texas sends virus team to Amarillo, Lubbock as cases spike

Gov. Greg Abbott says he is deploying medical personnel and supplies to the Texas Panhandle and surrounding region as the coronavirus surges again, marking the second time in two weeks the state has sent response teams because of rising caseloads.
October 16, 2020, 3:05 PM

National

Arson investigator, arson suspect fatally shot in Houston

Houston police and fire officials say an arson investigator and an arson suspect were killed during a shootout early Friday in Houston after the investigator pursued the suspect.
October 16, 2020, 12:25 PM

National

Autopsy: Transgender rights activist died from embolism

An autopsy has found that a prominent transgender rights blogger died of complications of a pulmonary embolism.
October 16, 2020, 11:35 AM

National

Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

Carlos Correa homered with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 behind sensational pitching from five rookies to remain alive in the AL Championship Series.
October 15, 2020, 10:04 PM

National

DOJ charges Texas billionaire in $2 billion tax fraud scheme

Federal prosecutors have charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman in a $2 billion tax fraud scheme that they say is the largest such case against an American.
October 15, 2020, 5:59 PM

National

Judge continues halt of California’s ban on gator products

A federal judge says California’s ban on alligator products probably violates federal laws that allow such sales and cannot be enforced while challenges remain in court.
October 15, 2020, 5:25 PM

Texas

Restrictions tighten in El Paso as COVID-19 cases spike

Officials in El Paso say tighter virus restrictions are coming in an effort to stop  a surge in newly reported COVID-19 cases.
October 15, 2020, 4:57 PM

Texas

Texas governor appoints new state Supreme Court justice

Texas’ governor appointed a new justice to the state Supreme Court Thursday, filling the vacant seat of a recently retired judge.
October 15, 2020, 3:52 PM