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Laredo orders residents to cover mouth, nose amid virus

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Residents in one Texas city are being required to wear something that covers their nose and mouth when they're out...

28 students positive for coronavirus after spring break trip

AUSTIN (AP) — More than two dozen University of Texas students have tested positive for the coronavirus after taking a spring break trip to...

Texas closes school through May, extends social restrictions

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas' schools will stay closed through at least...

Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during...

Texas tightens rules on neighboring Louisiana over virus

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ratcheting up restrictions on neighboring Louisiana, one of the growing hot spots for...

Abbott blocks release of inmates who can’t pay bail

By Jolie McCullough and Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune As the new coronavirus continues to spread in Texas’ two biggest county jails, Gov. Greg Abbott has...

Texas requires New York, New Orleans travelers to quarantine

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas joined other states Thursday in imposing quarantines on travelers from the New York area,...

3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — nearly five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid...

More big Texas cities order residents to stay home

By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Several more major Texas cities issued orders telling their residents to stay in their homes on...

Trump says he hopes US will be reopened by Easter amid virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — With lives and the economy hanging in the balance, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is hoping the country will be...