Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday...

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

By CLARICE SILBER and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that $1.6 billion in teacher raises...

Texas lawmakers want answers over new Sandra Bland video

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities are expected to face sharp questioning over why cellphone video Sandra Bland took...

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

By CLARICE SILBER and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says $1.6 billion in teacher raises are coming...

Julian Castro joins McDonald’s strikers in North Carolina

By AMANDA MORRIS Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald’s restaurant in North Carolina on...

At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

By KEN MILLER Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma was bracing Wednesday for more rain, with parts of the state already flooded following days...

American Airlines cuts bag fees for some sports, music gear

FORT WORTH (AP) — American Airlines says it's cutting the cost of checking oversized sporting gear and musical instruments on flights. American said Tuesday that...

Congress joins debate over sending TSA agents to border

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers clashed yesterday over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one...

Texas House Oks school safety bill after mass shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bill that would "harden" Texas campuses with increased security and a boost in student mental health resources has cleared...

Tornadoes flip campers, damage homes in Southern Plains

By KEN MILLER Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging...