Student taken into custody after Texas school shooting

An 18-year-old student opened fire during a fight at his Dallas-area high school on Wednesday, injuring four people and then fleeing before being taken into custody hours later, authorities said. Timothy George Simpkins was taken into …

Elon Musk wants to set up city named Starbase in Texas

Billionaire Elon Musk has approached officials of a Texas county where SpaceX has a private launch site and rocket production facility about incorporating a new city to be called Starbase, officials said. Cameron County Judge Eddie …

Llama antibodies could help in fight against Covid-19

A group of researchers has identified a potential effective COVID-19 treatment, developed from antibodies found in a llama. The research was conducted by scientists at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, the National Institutes of Health …

Texas church shooting: at least 26 dead

A gunman dressed in all black, tactical gear opened fire at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, around 11:30 a.m. ET. At least 26 people were killed and more than 20 injured, officials say. Sources identified him as …

Santa Claus shoots 4 at Texas Halloween party

A Halloween party in Texas ended in bloodshed Sunday morning when a man dressed as Santa Claus opened fire, wounding four people, police said. The suspect fled to a house down the block from the private house party and was arrested. …

Largest oil and gas discovery in US announced

The US Geological Survey (USGS) says it has found the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever discovered in the United States. On Tuesday, the USGS announced that a swath of West Texas known as the Wolfcamp shale contains 20 …