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Coronavirus: Texas governor mandates wearing of face masks

Warning of some intensive care units nearly full, Greg Abbott says the outbreak is "getting worse".

Coronavirus: 'Swift and dangerous turn' in Texas cases, says governor

The spread of coronavirus infections has taken a "swift and very dangerous turn" in the US state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has warned.


She was once the smallest baby born in Texas. Now, she works in the NICU of the hospital that saved her life

 When Tammy Lewis was born, she was 3½ months early and weighed in at only 1 pound 4 ounces. Her family faced the harsh reality their newborn's survival rate was 5-10%.

What happens when AI meets robotics?

 Researchers in Texas are developing robots that have minds of their own. The scientists are creating systems that can learn for themselves and be able to operate in the home, the workplace and even on the sports field.

Texas floodwaters pose unique health risks, U.S. experts say

 Catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey increases the risk of ills ranging from skin rashes to bacterial and viral infections and mosquito-borne disease, U.S. public health officials warned on Monday.

Toyota to hire 1,000 more employees at new U.S. headquarters in Texas

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) on Thursday said it will hire 1,000 additional staff for its new U.S. base under construction in a Dallas suburb. 

Mexico and Texas hit by deadly storms

 At least 13 people have been killed by a tornado that hit the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna.

4 killed, 16 wounded in U.S. Army base shooting

 A soldier opened fire at the U.S. Army post of Fort Hood in Texas on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the commanding general of the post said.

U.S. FDA warns against using rice linked to student illnesses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned food service companies and consumers not to use certain lots of Uncle Ben's infused rice that are linked to "a cluster of illnesses" among students in Texas.

Texas issues measles alert

 Health authorities in the U.S. state of Texas have issued a measles alert due to a sharp increase of cases this year.

14 bodies recovered after Texas blast

Two days after a massive fertilizer plant fire and explosion leveled parts of their town and killed 14 people, began moving into recovery mode Friday after investigators announced they had nearly finished search and rescue efforts.

US college student stabs 14 in Texas attack

 A US college student stabbed 14 people, leaving two victims critically wounded, in a rampage that ended when he was wrestled to the ground and taken into custody, police said.