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The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.

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The number of positive COVID-19 tests jumped by 20 Friday in Gregg County, including 10 more positive results from Gregg County Jail inmates.

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Local pastors plan a rally today focusing on peace and injustice after the Minneapolis death of George Floyd and a viral video depicting the handcuffed black man, face down on the ground, telling a white police officer who was kneeling on his neck that he couldn't breathe.

The American Civil Liberties Union has withdrawn its lawsuit against seven cities in Texas that had enacted ordinances outlawing abortion within city limits. The cities each also have proclaimed itself a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn,” joining a movement spreading across the state.

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AUSTIN — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.