A bipartisan group of senators unveiled new legislation aimed at improving background checks for gun sales in the wake of several mass shootings across the U.S. The bill would penalize federal agencies who fail to properly report appropriate records. It would also reward states that improve their overall reporting.
The White House is expected to ask Congress for another round of hurricane aid funds. The $45 billion request will likely come down sometime Friday as Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida continue to deal with the aftermath of a deadly storm season.
23 gang members are indicted in Texas for allegedly operating a large scale sex trafficking ring. 37 charges were filed against the “Southwest Cholos Gang’ earlier this month after authorities raided several brothels west of the Louisiana border.
The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs re-opens just one week after a deadly shooting.
Veterans and military family members who were killed in the Texas church shooting are being remembered. Later on Saturday in Sutherlands Springs, Texas, a full military salute will be given to victims with military backgrounds.
Texas is asking the federal government for $61 billion in funding for infrastructure improvement in order to prepare for future storms. This request comes as state lawmakers estimate Hurricane Harvey caused $180 billion in damages.
(Reuters) – The Country Music Association’s (CMA) annual awards on Wednesday blended somber reflections on recent tragic events including the Las Vegas mass shooting, with show-stopping performances
Border Patrol officials discover dozens of illegal immigrants at multiple locations in Texas amid the ongoing crackdown of human trafficking. Last week, border agents found at least 32 illegal immigrants held in stash houses across the state.
By Karina Dsouza and Uday Sampath Kumar