Army Overturns Convictions of Black Soldiers Charged With Mutiny in 1917 Houston Riot

The U.S. Army has overturned the convictions of 110 Black soldiers charged over a century ago with mutiny, murder and assault in a Texas riot. Nineteen of the Black Army soldiers convicted were sentenced to death and executed following the riot in 1917, when members of the 24th Infantry Regiment clashed with police and white … Read more

As Migrants Keep Coming, El Paso Spends Millions to Keep Them Off the Streets

Nov. 11, 2023 11:00 am ET EL PASO, Texas—Like most border cities, El Paso has long tried to have as little involvement as possible in caring for the migrants who come and go every day. Federal authorities arrested and processed people who entered the U.S. illegally, while local nonprofits have helped those who needed assistance … Read more

Pope Francis Fires Conservative U.S. Bishop

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 1:26 pm ET ROME—Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland, one of the pope’s most vocal critics in the U.S. hierarchy, the Vatican said Saturday. The Vatican said that the pope had “relieved [the bishop] of the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler,” Texas, and appointed Bishop Joe Vázquez of Austin … Read more

Joe Manchin Won’t Run for Re-Election in West Virginia

Updated Nov. 9, 2023 5:52 pm ET WASHINGTON—Centrist Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday that he won’t run for another term in deep red West Virginia, delivering a blow to his party’s long shot effort to hold on to its narrow majority and renewing speculation about whether he could pursue a presidential bid. Manchin, 76 … Read more

The Electric-Car Era Needs a Lot of Really Big Trees

Demand for utility poles is high due to infrastructure spending and grid upgrades.

Why Did Hurricane Otis Get So Deadly So Fast? America’s Top Expert Explains

Listen to article (2 minutes) This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been above normal, with 20 named storms—three of which reached the U.S. In August, Tropical Storm Harold struck Texas with winds of around 45 mph, causing minor damage, and Hurricane Idalia battered northeast Florida’s Big Bend region with 125 mph winds, leaving four people … Read more

How Ron DeSantis Lost Florida to Donald Trump

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Ron DeSantis has been trying to persuade voters in Iowa and New Hampshire to back his presidential bid, but he has failed to make the case in his own state of Florida. From polls to interviews with party activists and elected officials across the state, there are abundant signs Donald Trump would trounce the … Read more

Can Glenn Youngkin Pull Off Another Magic Trick in Virginia?

The GOP governor is making a pitch for abortion restrictions and conservative governance in his bluish state’s off-year election.

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to Leave Seattle for Miami

Updated Nov. 3, 2023 3:34 pm ET Jeff Bezos says he is moving from Seattle to Miami, where he’ll be near his parents, closer to some operations of his space company—and where he also could end up paying less in taxes. The Amazon.com founder and former CEO posted his plans on Instagram Thursday. “I want … Read more

Former Memphis Officer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Murder in Tyre Nichols Death

Updated Nov. 2, 2023 3:32 pm ET A former Memphis police officer agreed to plead guilty to murder charges in the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols in January as part of a deal reached Thursday with federal and state prosecutors.  Desmond Mills Jr., 33, accepted a plea deal on second-degree murder charges in the … Read more