Posted: Dec 28, 2012 4:22 AM
Updated: Dec 28, 2012 4:22 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lawyers for Planned Parenthood are asking a Texas judge today to force the state to keep funding the organization's preventive health care for poor women. The Republican-controlled Legislature doesn't want any money going to doctors or clinics affiliated with the organization. But Planned Parenthood says the new rules that take effect on January 1st are unconstitutional.
HOUSTON (AP) An aide says former President George H.W. Bush won't be leaving a Houston hospital anytime soon, but says well-wishers should "put the harps back in the closet." The 88-year-old has been hospitalized for more than a month for a case of bronchitis that that triggered a series of complications. He's been in the intensive care unit since the weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) More than 14,000 longshoremen from Boston to Houston are threatening to walk off the job on Sunday. That could bring commerce to a near standstill at every major port.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Despite this year's drought, there was good news in Texas. The National Interagency Fire Center says the state had substantially fewer acres blackened by wildfires this year than in 2011.