A federal judge is deciding whether to block the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, which has banned most abortions in Texas since early on September and sent women racing hundreds of miles to get care outside the state.
A US appeals court on Friday temporarily reinstated Texas's near-total ban on abortion, two days after another court suspended the ban, dealing a setback to abortion rights advocates and the Biden administration.
When Republican-dominated Texas passed a law making abortion illegal, but introduced the provision that ordinary citizens can file a case against abortion clinics
The police said two people had gunshot wounds.
The pageant, for women between 60 and 75 years old, featured baton twirling and belly-dancing, a rendition of Lee Greenwood's "Proud to Be an American," and some one-armed push-ups, as a Texas flag stood at the side of the stage.
Just after the rapper Travis Scott was performing, the surge broke out, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters at a news conference.
Billy Chemirmir, 48, faces life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. Prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty.
The American girl named Rylan was filmed handing out snacks to passengers on a Southwest Airlines aircraft.
Exxon said that the four injured are in stable condition, noting that the rest of the individuals have all been evacuated.
One of the four hostages held at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville was released during the standoff; three others were rescued when authorities entered the building about 9pm, authorities said.