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Biden announces $60M grant for I-10 corridor in Mississippi

Jan. 31, 2023 18:33 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Department of Transportation has received a $60 million grant to make improvements to the Interstate 10 freight corridor in Diamondhead, President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday. The award is part of nearly $1.2 billion in funding...

Texans hire DeMeco Ryans as head coach

Jan. 31, 2023 18:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — DeMeco Ryans has been hired as coach of the Houston Texans, giving him his first head coaching job and bringing him back to the place where he started his playing career. Ryans joins the Texans from the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent the past two seasons as...

Banchero headlines field for All-Star Rising Stars event

Jan. 31, 2023 14:31 PM EST

Paolo Banchero's rookie season will include a trip to NBA All-Star weekend. The Orlando Magic forward and No. 1 pick in last year's draft was announced Tuesday as a participant in this year's Rising Stars Game, to be held in Salt Lake City on Feb. 17, two nights before the All-Star...

Dexter Fowler retires at 36 after 14 major league seasons

Jan. 31, 2023 14:07 PM EST

Dexter Fowler says he is retiring at age 36 after 14 major league seasons. An All-Star outfielder in 2016 when he won a World Series title with the Chicago Cubs, Fowler hit .259 with 127 homers and 517 RBIs. A 14th-round pick by Colorado in the 2004 amateur draft, Fowler played for...

Plan outlined for new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark, redevelopment

Jan. 30, 2023 15:39 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new ballpark for the Tampa Bay Rays will be built near the current one under plans unveiled Monday as part of a massive redevelopment project that also includes affordable housing, office space and retail in what was once a thriving Black neighborhood. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 30, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. January 27, 2023. Editorial: Much work left to fix Texas’ foster care failures A new federal report on Texas’ failing foster care system makes clear the state has a long way to go before Texans can be confident the agency is adequately...

Bynum leads No. 23 Providence past Villanova 70-65

Jan. 29, 2023 14:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jared Bynum scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime and hit a key jumper and two free throws late to help No. 23 Providence defeat Villanova 70-65 on Sunday. The game was played at the Wells Fargo Center and ended about an hour before the Philadelphia Eagles...

Walker, No. 3 Houston rally for a 75-69 win over Cincinnati

Jan. 28, 2023 18:09 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jarace Walker had a career-high 25 points and seven rebounds, and No. 3 Houston rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat Cincinnati 75-69 on Saturday. Walker, who scored 13 points in the second half, was 10 of 14 from the field. “I was...

Afghan soldier seeking US asylum hopes for 'American dream'

Jan. 27, 2023 21:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In the months he was held in detention in Texas during his legal fight to remain in the U.S., Afghan soldier Abdul Wasi Safi thought he would eventually be returned to his home country and meet a likely death at the hands of the Taliban because of his work with the U.S. military. ...

Texas death row inmates sue over solitary confinement

Jan. 26, 2023 18:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Texas prison system over its policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners who are awaiting execution, saying it causes severe physical and psychological harm. The...