AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX
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DALLAS — The Southern Baptist Convention opens its annual national meeting Tuesday in Dallas an anxious mood as the denomination’s all-male leadership grapples with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. One order of business is a draft resolution co-signed by dozens of SBC leaders calling on the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. to repudiate any rhetoric or behavior that dishonors women. Vice President Mike Pence will address the meeting Wednesday. By David Crary and Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 610 words, with photos. Will be updated.
WASHINGTON — The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a judge. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon his decision in the biggest antitrust trial in years. It’s a high-stakes bet by Dallas-based AT&T Inc. on the synergy between companies that produce news and entertainment and those that funnel it to consumers. By Marcy Gordon. SENT: 740 words, with photo. Will be updated.
GEORGE HW BUSH-BIRTHDAY
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush of Houston is celebrating his 94th birthday in Maine. Bush is relaxing at his home in Kennebunkport on Tuesday, eight days after being released from a hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure. Several of his children are in Maine, including former President George W. Bush. SENT: 90 words, with photos. A longer version is not planned.
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