Texas news minute
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:38:31 GMT —
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House is expected to pass new restrictions on when, how and where women may get an abortion. The bill would require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, only allow abortions in surgical centers, dictate when abortion pills are taken and ban abortions after 20 weeks.
WEST, Texas (AP) - Drinking water from public supplies in a Texas town decimated nearly three months ago by a deadly fertilizer plant blast is now safe to drink. The April 17th blast in West claimed 15 lives, left about 200 people hurt and damaged water and sewer systems. Experts had required residents to boil water before drinking.
HOUSTON (AP) - A United Airlines Boeing 787 flight due for Houston has been canceled because of apparent trouble. The jet known as the Dreamliner faces more scrutiny than normal because it was grounded for three months amid concerns about overheating batteries. The more than 200 passengers on Flight 125 will be scheduled on other flights today.
ADAMS, N.Y. (AP) - A Texas man has been arrested after leading police on a 75-mile chase through four New York counties. Troopers tried to stop Christopher Moore for speeding in a pickup truck. Police say he refused to pull over and continued driving. The chase ended after police spike strips punctured the pickup's tires.
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