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Jiménez hits 2 HR, White Sox turn triple play to beat Astros

May. 23, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox used a rare combination to beat the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Charlie Tilson hit a grand slam for his first career homer and the White Sox turned the only triple play in the majors this season during a 9-4 victory. It's the first time in franchise history the...

Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootings

May. 23, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure approved Wednesday night by the state Senate changes the 6-year-old school marshal program that had limited...

Cardinals sign defensive lineman McClain to a 1-year deal

May. 22, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed veteran defensive lineman Terrell McClain to a one-year contract and released receiver Malachi Dupre. Terms of the deal with McClain announced Wednesday were not announced. The 6-foot-2, 302-pound McClain has played eight NFL seasons with Atlanta,...

Texas 8th-grader wins National Geographic contest

May. 22, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, Texas, with an already impressive array of awards, took home top honors Wednesday in the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee, an elite test of geographic knowledge. Janga triumphed during a competition at the National Geographic Society...

FAA chief says flying public will regain faith in Boeing jet

May. 22, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Public confidence in Boeing's 737 Max jet is "maybe" shaken after two deadly crashes but that will eventually change, said the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration. Representatives from 33 other global aviation regulators will meet in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday to hear FAA...

White Sox turn triple play against Astros

May. 22, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have turned a triple play against the Houston Astros. It came in the third inning Wednesday night with runners on first and second. Jake Marisnick hit a grounder down the line to third baseman Yoan Moncada, who stepped on the base for the first out. He threw to Yolmer...

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

May. 22, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center where a flu-stricken teenage boy died, the latest evidence of growing public health threats posed by inadequate facilities to deal with a surge of families and children reaching the U.S. border. It was...

Texas approves $3 billion in flood control after Harvey

May. 22, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered Houston and the Texas coast, state lawmakers approved setting aside more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects. The bill sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday had been deemed a priority after the Category 4...

Pentagon to put up shelter for at least 7,500 migrants

May. 22, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will build temporary shelter at the U.S.-Mexican border for at least 7,500 adult migrants who have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. The Pentagon announced Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security made the request, and it was...

Trump awards medals to public safety officers

May. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, including eight who responded to a shooting at a southern California polling place. "Every officer, firefighter and first responder who receives this award embodies the highest ideals...