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Lawyer: Police shot Texas woman in stomach, chest and face.

May. 22, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A private autopsy shows a Houston-area police officer shot a mentally ill woman in the stomach, chest and face when the two struggled during an attempted arrest, a lawyer for the victim's family said Wednesday. Attorney Ben Crump presented the autopsy report at a press conference. He and...

Teen fatally shot after paintball attack on Houston house

May. 22, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a 19-year-old man was shot and killed outside a house that came under attack from people armed with a paintball gun. Police said in a news release Wednesday that the resident told investigators he believed the attackers were shooting at his home late Tuesday night, so he...

Verlander has season-best 12 Ks in 5-1 win over White Sox

May. 22, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston's Justin Verlander flirted with a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox, he took a moment to scan the seats behind home plate to see whether childhood idol Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters, was watching from his usual seat behind the plate. After throwing two...

Houston's Verlander has no-hitter broken up in 7th

May. 21, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros had his no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox broken up with one out in the seventh on a home run by Jose Abreu. Verlander retired his first five batters with three strikeouts before walking Yonder Alonso with two outs in the second. But he got right...

Texas House advances school security bill after shooting

May. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are gearing up to pass new measures aimed at increasing campus security, adding more armed personnel and boosting student mental health resources a year after a mass shooting at a high school near Houston killed eight students and two substitute teachers. The move marks...

Former Texas prison sergeant set for trial in inmate's death

May. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

ROSHARON, Texas (AP) — A former Texas prison sergeant is slated to stand trial, accused of throwing a handcuffed prisoner onto a concrete floor so viciously that the inmate died. Lou Joffrion slammed inmate David Witt in August 2017 in an attack that was captured on video at the Darrington Unit in...

Libyan National Army hires firm to forge closer ties with US

May. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan general who has gained control of the city of Benghazi and is believed to have ties to the CIA has hired a Texas-based lobbying firm to help him forge closer relations with the U.S. as he seeks to defeat rival militias and consolidate his hold on the North African country. Field...

DaMarcus Beasley to retire at end of Houston Dynamo season

May. 21, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — DaMarcus Beasley says he will retire after 20 years in professional soccer when the Houston Dynamo finish their season. The midfielder and left back turns 37 this week and is the only American to either play in four World Cups or appear in a European Champions League semifinal. Beasley said...

Texas man gets prison for smuggling immigrants in furniture

May. 21, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for trying to smuggle immigrants in furniture after three people were found in a plastic-wrapped dresser that was nailed shut. Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Yabar Ayan Portes-Arevalo of Katy was sentenced...

Marisnick, White homer as Astros beat White Sox 3-0

May. 21, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros continued to pile up home runs on Monday night, even without their top slugger. Jake Marisnick and Tyler White homered and Brad Peacock had another solid start to lead the Astros over the Chicago White Sox 3-0. With George Springer, who leads the American League with 17...