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Man set to be executed for killing of Texas college student

Aug. 21, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate is set to be executed for the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston college student more than 20 years ago, even though he has always maintained his innocence and contends his conviction was based on junk science. Larry Swearingen, 48, is...

Astros hit 3 homers, beat Tigers 6-3; Sanchez, Correa to IL

Aug. 21, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's win over Detroit on was tempered by news that shortstop Carlos Correa and starter Aaron Sanchez are both heading to the injured list. George Springer, Jose Altuve and Martín Maldonado homered to lead the Astros to a 6-3 victory Tuesday night before manager A.J. Hinch announced...

Julián Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Aug. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio announced that he...

Home run robbers get praise - and swag for spectacular plays

Aug. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

It was late in the 2015 season when Baltimore's Manny Machado smoked a pitch from Tampa Bay's Chris Archer into center field at Camden Yards. Kevin Kiermaier sprinted to the wall, turned and leaped high above it before reaching back and snatching the ball . He banged off the wall and landed on his feet with the...

Gurriel has 2 RBIs, helps Astros over Tigers 5-4

Aug. 20, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros allowed 14 hits on Monday night against the Detroit Tigers. They were able to escape with a win despite all the traffic on the bases by making big pitches when it mattered most. Yuli Gurriel had two hits and drove in two runs as the Astros built a lead with a big first...

DNA results reunite siblings separated most of their lives

Aug. 19, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

McKEE, Ky. (AP) — A brother from Texas and sister from Kentucky who were separated for most of their lives have been catching up on the past 53 years after matching DNA results online. WYMT-TV reports Jim Lawless flew from Houston to Jackson County, Kentucky, to meet Tracy Walton. She had just told her...

Watson throws TD pass to help Texans over Lions 30-23

Aug. 18, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins knew they weren't going to get much playing time on Saturday night so they were intent on making the few plays they got count. "Just trying to go out there and be perfect," Hopkins said. "We don't have many plays so those plays that you do have,...

Manotas powers Dynamo rally for 2-2 draw with Rapids

Aug. 17, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Mauro Manotas scored two second-half goals and Houston salvaged a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night in Davy Arnaud's coaching debut for the Dynamo. Manotas got behind the Colorado defense to finish Adam Lundkvist's through ball, pulling the Dynamo (9-13-4) within one in the...

NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job

Aug. 16, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville beat out Johnson Space Center in Houston, which managed the Apollo lunar lander a half-century ago. The new lunar lander —...

Fertile ground for turnarounds, who is next to surge in AAC?

Aug. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

Nobody saw Cincinnati coming in the American Athletic Conference last year. Not even Luke Fickell, who guided the team to a seven-victory improvement in his second season as Bearcats coach. "As you go through it in your head did you really imagine yourself winning 11 games in Year 2?," Fickell said. "The...