By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' top Republicans guns, Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, have teamed up to oppose expanding Medicaid services in the state.
But their rare joint appearance Monday was marred by about 40 protesters screaming "Health care now!" and "Let us in!" outside the governor's Texas Capitol office.
Advocates say extending Medicaid could provide up to 1 million Texans some health care coverage.
But it's also a centerpiece of the White House-backed health care reform Perry, Cruz and Cornyn despise.
Perry says the program will "bankrupt" Texas. Cruz, a tea party firebrand, wants to repeal the entire health care reform law.
Meanwhile, Democratic stars Julian and Joaquin Castro are holding their own event at the state Capitol on Monday, demanding that Texas accept Medicaid expansion.
President Trump is set to award our nation's highest military honor next month. And, the recipient -- Army Captain Gary Rose -- has ties to Fort Sill. Rose attended Field Artillery Officer Basic at Fort Sill in 1973. Rose enlisted in the Army in 1967 as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant. While here in Lawton, he got a Bachelor's degree in Education and Military Science from Cameron University.
Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died.
Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed.
Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.
A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her.