Woman’s emergency abortion put on hold by Texas Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a woman from obtaining an emergency abortion. Kate Cox, 31, sought court authorisation for the abortion because her fetus was diagnosed with a genetic abnormality that usually results in miscarriage, stillbirth or death soon after birth. The legal battle is a major test case since the US Supreme […]

Suspect arrested after 16-year-old cheerleader found dead in bathtub in Texas

A suspect has been arrested after a 16-year-old cheerleader was found dead in her bathtub by her mother in Texas. Rafael Romero was located by the Edna Police Department on Saturday. The force said the “undocumented male subject” was detained in Schulenberg, about 50 miles (80km) from Edna, where the body of Lizbeth Medina was […]

Migrant surge at US border pushes Texas city to ‘breaking point’

A sharp rise in migrants crossing the US border from Mexico has pushed a Texas city to “breaking point”, its mayor has warned. With more than 2,000 people a day seeking asylum, services in El Paso have been overwhelmed, leaving the authorities struggling to cope. The influx has also hit the Texas border city of […]

Texas troopers told to push migrants back into Rio Grande and deny them water

Border security agents in Texas have allegedly been ordered to push migrants back into the Rio Grande river and to withhold water. Concerns about the “inhumane” treatment of migrants along the border with Mexico were outlined in an email from an unnamed trooper to the Texas Department of Public Safety. In the email the trooper […]

Texas mall gunman Mauricio Garcia may have been neo-Nazi sympathiser, police say

A gunman who killed at least eight people and injured several others at a Texas shopping center was a 33-year-old suspected neo-Nazi sympathizer, police have said. Police have named Mauricio Garcia as the gunman who opened fire on shoppers at the Allen Premium Outlets mall, in a suburb north of Dallas, on Saturday. Garcia, who […]