LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — It’s the only surviving battleship that served in both world wars, having fought in Europe during World War I and against the Nazis and the Japanese Army during World War II. But the greatest challenge in recent years for the USS Texas has been a leaky, rusty hull that at times forced workers to pump out about 2,000 gallons (7,570 liters) of water per minute from the 110-year-old ship.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The four people killed in a weekend golf cart collision in Texas were a grandfather, two of his grandchildren and a niece who were visiting Galveston for a quick vacation before school began, police said.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Four people riding in a golf cart were killed — including two juveniles — when an allegedly intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Southeast Texas, police said.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A man already sentenced to death for a cold-case killing in Oklahoma pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in the deaths of three girls whose disappearances in Texas also went unsolved for decades.
BANGKOK (AP) — As the United States marks only the second federally recognized Juneteenth, Black Americans living overseas have embraced the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries on Black history.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. financial markets will observe the Juneteenth holiday for the first time Monday.
Last year, Juneteenth was designated a federal holiday to mark the effective end of slavery in the U.S.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi communities are commemorating Juneteenth with events ranging from history-themed dinners to live music performances to street festivals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday signed a proclamation making Juneteenth an official city holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States.
Garcetti said during a signing ceremony at City Hall that the commemoration was overdue and a small step toward undoing systemic racism in the nation.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court declared Juneteenth a statewide court holiday Wednesday over the objections of two Republican justices who said taxpayers will be shortchanged.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, two months after the Confederacy had surrendered.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have passed a bill designating Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S., as an official state holiday, and Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign it.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday filed a third lawsuit over voting rights in Texas, keeping America's biggest red state at the center of a fight over new and in many cases more restrictive election laws passed last year by Republicans.
CLEAR LAKE SHORES, Texas (AP) — Police fatally shot an armed suspect Wednesday after an hourslong standoff at his home in a community near Galveston Bay, officials said.
An officer dispatched to the home in Clear Lake Shores at about 5 a.m.
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas civil rights attorney Lee Merritt suspended his campaign for Texas attorney general Thursday, setting up a May runoff between the top Democratic primary vote-getter Rochelle Garza and former Galveston mayor Joe Jaworski.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) _ American National Group (ANAT) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $250.1 million.
The Galveston, Texas-based company said it had profit of $9.30 per share.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Juneteenth could soon be designated a state holiday in Utah, thanks to a bill passed by the House on Wednesday.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A woman fell to her death from a mast on a historic ship that's featured at a Texas museum after her safety harness somehow came unclipped, police said.
The 58-year-old woman died Saturday after falling from a mast on the tall ship Elissa, which is berthed at Galveston's seaport museum, the Galveston County Daily News reported.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who transported two men from Mexico in a U.S. flag-draped coffin has pleaded guilty to human smuggling.
Zachary Taylor Blood of Galveston faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for his plea this week in federal court in Corpus Christi.