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Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) goes for a slam dunk as Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Booker, Ayton lead Suns to 133-104 blowout of Mavericks

Jan. 29, 2020 12:12 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — All Devin Booker can do now is wait for the announcement of All-Star reserves. The last impression for the Phoenix guard was a good one. Booker scored 20 of his 32 points in a decisive third quarter, Deandre Ayton had a season-high 31 points and the Suns never trailed in a 133-104 dismantling...

Iowa State forward Kristin Scott (25) and Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15) reach for the loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

No. 2 Baylor women beat Iowa St for 48th Big 12 win in row

Jan. 28, 2020 11:50 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — DiDi Richards is playing at different spots for No. 2 Baylor, and keeps contributing on both ends of the floor. Richards came up just short of a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, while also guarding the Big 12's leading scorer, and the Lady Bears won their...

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks at a news conference about the federal government's response to a virus outbreak originating in China, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Washington. Standing alongside Azar are National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, from left, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield and National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease Director Nancy Messonnier. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US beefs up screening of travelers for new virus from China

Jan. 28, 2020 11:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials offered a reality check Tuesday about the scary new virus from China: They're expanding screenings of international travelers and taking other precautions but for now, they insist the risk to Americans is very low. “At this point Americans should not worry for...

In this January 11, 2020 photo former congressman, US Senate and Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks before a crowd of campaign volunteers for Eliz Markowitz in Katy, Texas. Markowitz is an educator running for district 148 of the Texas state house. O'Rourke and other national Democrats have endorsed Markowitz, her race is being viewed as a bellwether for national politics in 2020. (AP Photo/ John L. Mone)

GOP wins closely watched Texas special election

Jan. 28, 2020 11:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans won handily a closely watched special election Tuesday to keep hold of a suburban Houston district that President Donald Trump won easily four years ago, fending off a national blitz by Democrats in a Texas legislative race. The victory by Republican Gary Gates, who put...

Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, right, drives into New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Hornets beat Knicks 97-92 to snap 8-game losing streak

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are back home and back in the win column. Terry Rozier scored 30 points and the Hornets rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 97-92 on Tuesday night and snap a season-high, eight-game losing streak. Charlotte (16-31) trailed by 13 points...

In this Jan. 20, 2020 photo, former New York City Mayor, and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg walks with supporters along the route of the Little Rock

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

Jan. 28, 2020 9:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state. The former New York mayor was instead in Arkansas, tossing out candy at...

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'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war

Jan. 28, 2020 9:01 PM EST

During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The writer was of mostly white descent, and Gurba felt the book didn't ring true. “I was reading...

New Mexico state Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, testifies at a legislative hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, about a red-flag gun bill he is sponsoring that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham are pushing for the legislation. Hundreds of people filed into the state Senate gallery, including gun control advocates wearing

Gun legislation advances with state Senate committee vote

Jan. 28, 2020 8:53 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal advanced Tuesday in the New Mexico state Legislature that would allow law enforcement officials or family members to seek court orders to seize firearms temporarily from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. A Senate committee endorsed the bill on a party-line...

Angel Silva talks about the blast that damaged his newly purchased home on Bridgeland Lane in Houston, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, after the Watson Grinding Manufacturing explosion early Friday morning. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

CEO walks back pledge to fix homes damaged in Houston blast

Jan. 28, 2020 7:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The head of a company involved in a massive explosion in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others on Tuesday backtracked on a pledge he had made earlier in the day to fix the hundreds of structures damaged by the blast. John Watson, who is the CEO of Watson Grinding and...

This undated booking photo provided by the Harris County (Texas) District Attorney's Office shows Magen Fieramusca. Court records unsealed Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, state that Fieramusca, accused of kidnapping Heidi Broussard, a Texas mother who was later found dead, plotted to present Broussard's baby girl as her own. (Harris County District Attorney's Office via AP)

Woman indicted for capital murder in mom's abduction, death

Jan. 28, 2020 7:38 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A woman accused of kidnapping a Texas mother who was later found dead was indicted Tuesday on a capital murder charge. The indictment accused Magen Fieramusca, 34, of strangling Heidi Broussard with a leash and her hands on or about Dec. 12, the day Broussard and daughter Margot Carey...