News archive from 6 March 2018

FDA chief wants more mail inspectors to stem opioid influx

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration wants to more than double the number of packages his agency inspects for illicit drugs, an effort to stem a deadly flow of opioids that increasingly runs through the international mail...

Chron, 19:28 in Health
 

Brayden Mason's memory lives on at Gilbert Perry High School with plaque leading to football field

Inside the Gilbert Perry football locker room, on the wall above the doorway leading to the field is a plaque that for the first time Monday the players touched. PUMA NATION "I got your back" Mason #40 It's been just over five months since...

AZCentral, 21:20 in Sport
 

The Latest: Ex-Trump aide says he'll probably cooperate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg, who has said he will defy a subpoena in the Russia meddling investigation (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg says that he'll probably end up...

Chron, 21:33 in Politics
 

Judge won't order grant award in California immigration suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration will not immediately have to award California a grant being withheld over concerns the state is a sanctuary for people in the country illegally, a federal judge said Monday. The amount of money at issue —...

Chron, 22:16 in Politics
 

Republicans want Trump to back off his tariff proposal

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says "we're not backing down" on his push to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum despite criticism from fellow Republicans. (March 1) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkably...

Chron, 00:32 in Politics
 

In reversal, former Trump aide says he'll probably cooperate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign aide spent much of the day promising to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, even throwing down the challenge to "arrest me," then backed off his defiance by saying he would probably...

Chron, 00:32 in Politics
 

5 things to watch in Tuesday's Texas primaries

If history is going to be made in Campaign 2018, it's going to begin in Texas. Right now. Tuesday is the first of America's midterms elections that will decide the battle for U.S. House and Senate. Democrats are aiming to make gains even in Republican...

Chron, 06:52 in Politics
 

Fight for heart and soul of Texas Republican Party centers in southwest Houston

AUSTIN — One of the hottest statewide legislative races will be decided on Houston's southwest side Tuesday, answering whether will Gov. Greg Abbott win his war against fellow Republican Sarah Davis. The race has become one of the most closely watched...

Chron, 07:35 in Politics
 

Tuesday's Texas primary features three must-watch statewide races

AUSTIN — Texas voters will answer a lot of questions lingering over Texas politics in the country's first primary election Tuesday. Who will face off against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in November? Will the Bush legacy continue with George P. Bush at...

Chron, 07:35 in Politics
 

How well will the new Brays Bayou contain floodwaters? Depends on where you are

A $480 million widening project on Brays Bayou, hit every year since 2015 with devastating floods, is billed by public officials as one of the biggest flood control projects ever undertaken in Houston. But the widening project by the Harris County...

Chron, 07:35 in Politics
 

Houston voters primed to make history in 29th Congressional District

For the first time in more than two decades, voters in eastern parts of Houston and Harris County are going to send someone new to Congress. And they are almost certain to make history doing it. Six of the seven Democrats in Tuesday's primary for the...

Chron, 07:47 in Politics
 

Trump says more staff will leave as he seeks 'perfection'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is denying his White House is chaotic but says more staff will leave as he seeks "perfection." Trump tweets Tuesday: "The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House. Wrong!...

Chron, 08:27 in Politics
 

Trump says more staff will leave as he seeks 'perfection'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is denying his White House is chaotic but says more staff will leave as he seeks "perfection." Trump tweets Tuesday: "The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House. Wrong!...

Chron, 08:38 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump and Trudeau confer on trade, NAFTA

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says "we're not backing down" on his push to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum despite criticism from fellow Republicans. (March 1) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on...

Chron, 09:29 in Politics
 

Trump cites 'possible progress' in talks with NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is citing "possible progress" in talks with North Korea, but says it may also be "false hope." Nonetheless, Trump adds that a "serious effort" is being made by all sides. Trump...

Chron, 09:42 in Politics
 
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