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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Federal prosecutors say a former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Prosecutors in Texas say Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in federal court. Kay was communications director for the Angels. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

Aug. 7, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday. Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first...

Black Dallas church alleges intimidation by pro-police rally

Aug. 3, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A predominantly Black Dallas church active in the “Black Lives Matter” movement alleges a pro-police rally tried to intimidate its members by roaring into its parking lot Sunday afternoon. Organizers of the “Back the Blue Cruise” sponsored by clubs of pickup truck...

Texas man jailed in stabbing death of his 7-year-old brother

Aug. 3, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

HALTOM CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas man was jailed on a capital murder charge Sunday after police say he fatally stabbed his 7-year-old brother in a suburb of Fort Worth. Officers were called to a home in Haltom City around 9:45 p.m. Saturday and found Jacob Gabriel Brito bleeding from multiple stab wounds,...

Texas man charged in fatal stabbing of 7-year-old brother

Aug. 2, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

HALTOM CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas man was jailed on a capital murder charge Sunday after police say he fatally stabbed his 7-year-old brother in a suburb of Fort Worth. Officers were called to a home in Haltom City around 9:45 p.m. Saturday and found Jacob Gabriel Brito bleeding from multiple stab wounds,...

Hall-of-Fame country DJ Bill Mack dies of COVID-19 at age 88

Jul. 31, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Longtime country music disc jockey Bill Mack, whose “Blue” became a hit for LeAnn Rimes and won a 1996 Grammy Award for Country Music Song of the Year, died Friday at age 88, his son said. In a Facebook message, Mack’s son Billy Mack Smith said his father died...

Fort Worth police chief to retire at the end of the year

Jul. 27, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police Chief Ed Kraus announced Monday that he'll retire at the end of the year, the city said in a statement. Kraus, a 28-year veteran of the department, was appointed chief in December. He'd been named interim chief in May 2019 after Joel Fitzgerald was fired. In...

Daniel Banks, left, and Adam McKinney of DNAWORKS created the 1012 Leadership Coalition, which includes five local organizations, to save the former Ku Klux Klan Hall and transform it into an international center for arts and community healing. (Amanda McCoy/Star-Telegram via AP)

Texas coalition hopes to repurpose, transform old KKK Hall

Jul. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The building at 1012 N. Main St. is unremarkable — a brick shell that appears to be little more than a relic of Fort Worth’s industrial past. But in 1925, it marked the power of racism in Texas as Klavern 101, a meeting hall for Tarrant County’s Ku Klux Klan...

Hundreds of Texas bar owners pledge defiance to Abbott order

Jul. 24, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of Texas bar owners say they’ll defy Gov. Greg Abbott’s mandate that ordered them closed after a surge in coronavirus cases. Fort Worth bar owner Chris Polone has organized what’s labeled as “Freedom Fest,” in which hundreds of bar owners...

ARCHIVO – En esta fotografía de archivo del 25 de marzo de 2020, varios jets de American Airlines permanecen inmóviles en una terminal del Aeropuerto Internacional Sky Harbor, en Phoenix. (AP Foto/Matt York, archivo)

American, Southwest add to US airline industry's 2Q losses

Jul. 23, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two major airlines reported huge second-quarter losses Thursday, and their leaders warned that the new surge in U.S. coronavirus cases has stalled the recovery in air travel and added to their industry's disarray. American Airlines posted a loss of more than $2 billion, and Southwest Airlines...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk in the central business district in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state reported a record new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and health authorities warned that numbers could continue to rise. With Australia’s second-largest city Melbourne now in lockdown for two weeks, authorities had hoped the infection rate would begin to plateau. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Masks compulsory in Australia's 2nd biggest city

Jul. 22, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Wearing masks became compulsory in Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne on Thursday as coronavirus hot spot Victoria state reported 403 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and five deaths. The daily infection tally for the state was down from a record 484 posted Wednesday....