The measure cleared the Senate late Tuesday night on a 20-10 vote and now heads to the House before lawmakers conclude their special session next week.
Republicans abandon an attempt to ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy.
A Texas congressman who was choking on a piece of popcorn is thanking a fellow Republican from Arizona and a House staffer who is also a doctor for stepping in to help.
Nearly four years after the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage, the Army psychiatrist charged in the case will finally go on trial after a judge Tuesday refused his request for a three-month delay.
State Rep. Charlie Geren said he thinks either Rick Perry or his staff misunderstood what the bill was about.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that a physician with a long career in health policy and research will become the breast cancer charity's new president and CEO.
Investigators say a skydiver has been killed after plunging to the ground when one of his parachutes failed to open during a Houston-area jump.