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706 people named Kyle got together in Texas. It wasn’t enough for a world record.

May. 18, 2024 19:27 PM EDT

KYLE, Texas (AP) — How many people named Kyle can fit in one place? For one Texas city, not enough. Another attempt by the city of Kyle, Texas, to break the world record for the largest gathering of people with one name fell short Saturday despite 706 Kyles of all ages turning up...

Hot weather poses new risk as thousands remain without power after deadly Houston storm

May. 18, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As the Houston area works to clean up and restore power to hundreds of thousands after deadly storms left at least seven people dead, it will do so amid a smog warning and scorching temperatures that could pose health risks. National Weather Service meteorologist...

Here's how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could make the first debate stage under stringent Biden-Trump rules

May. 18, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has long argued that the biggest hurdle of his presidential campaign is the perception that independent candidates can't win. He has looked to the debates as a singular opportunity to stand alongside Joe Biden and Donald Trump in front of a massive audience. ...

A meeting of baseball's oldest managers with Washington back in Texas to face Bochy-led Rangers

May. 18, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The last time Ron Washington and Bruce Bochy had managed against each other in Texas was during the 2010 World Series. Baseball's oldest two managers are facing each other in a three-game series this weekend, with the 72-year-old Washington back in Texas as...

Angels beat Rangers 9-3 to give Ron Washington win in his 1st game as visiting manager in Texas

May. 18, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Zach Neto and Taylor Ward homered, Tyler Anderson pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 9-3 on Friday night to give Ron Washington a victory in his first game as a visiting manager in Texas. Neto snapped a 1-all...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave few pardons before rushing to clear Army officer who killed a protester

May. 17, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In issuing a full pardon to a former Army sergeant convicted of murder in the shooting death of an armed Black Lives Matter protestor, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pushed a limited executive power to its absolute limit to get a desired outcome in a politically charged...

What to do when facing extended summer power outages

May. 17, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

Texas officials say power outages could last weeks in parts of Houston after thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds tore through the city and killed at least four people. The storm knocked out electricity to nearly 1 million homes and businesses in the region as temperatures hover...

New endangered listing for rare lizard could slow oil and gas drilling in New Mexico and West Texas

May. 17, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

Federal wildlife officials declared a rare lizard in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas an endangered species Friday, citing future energy development, sand mining and climate change as the biggest threats to its survival in one of the world’s most lucrative oil and natural gas basins. ...

Eddie Gossage, the longtime head of Texas Motor Speedway, dies at 65

May. 17, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Eddie Gossage, the longtime head of Texas Motor Speedway and an old-school promoter mentored by stock car racing's pioneers, has died, Speedway Motorsports announced Thursday night. He was 65. Gossage stepped down three years ago after 25 years as president of...

Lainey Wilson wins big at the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards, including the top honor

May. 17, 2024 05:19 AM EDT

It was Lainey Wilson ’s night, in many ways. She took home female artist of the year and the top prize of entertainer of the year at the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards. “I’ve been in Nashville for 13 years doing this,” Wilson started her speech. “Everybody in this...