US charges 2 with terror crimes over threats to spread virus

The Justice Department has charged two people with federal terrorism offenses for claiming they were intentionally trying to spread the new coronavirus.

Nation & World

Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

A federal appeals court has sided with Texas and allowed the state to ban most abortions while under an emergency order limiting non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic.


Coast Guard orders cruise companies to form medical plans

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that crew members on cruise ships in Galveston present a public health risk of spreading the new coronavirus and urged operators to form medical plans to care for sick workers.


Man found dead on Texas State Capitol grounds; cause unknown

The Texas Department of Public Safety says a dead man was found on the grounds of the State Capitol.


4th Texas execution delayed in midst of virus outbreak

A fourth scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate has been delayed because of the coronavirus spread around the state.


New Louisiana Medicaid director begins job in virus outbreak

Louisiana has a new state Medicaid director.


Editorial Roundup: