Tropical Storm Hanna was upgraded to become the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season Saturday, moving toward the Texas coast and threatening to bring heavy rain, storm surge and possible tornadoes to a state already struggling with the coronavirus.
The US has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, by Friday - a move described as "political provocation" by Beijing.
President Donald Trump has said "hate has no place" in the US after 29 people were killed in two mass shootings over the weekend, amid accusations that he bears some responsibility.
The Pentagon has authorised the transfer of $1bn to army engineers for new wall construction along the US-Mexico border.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to use emergency powers to bypass Congress and get billions of dollars to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as a partial U.S. government shutdown over the issue stretched into its 20th day.
A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional.
A young couple from Texas were killed when a helicopter carrying them away from their own wedding crashed late on Saturday night, according to officials.