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Suspect arrested in death of ex-Texas Tech star Andre Emmett

Oct. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say one man has been arrested and a second suspect was being sought in last month's slaying of former NBA and Texas Tech standout Andre Emmett. WFAA-TV reports 32-year-old Keith Johnson was being held Monday on a capital murder charge with bond set at $500,000. Online Dallas...

Unsung diplomat is unlikely hero in impeachment inquiry

Oct. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely hero in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The former Army officer and retired career civil servant holds a position many Americans can't even pronounce as charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. But he was drawn into...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

Oct. 21, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tore homes and businesses apart in a densely populated area of Dallas, where only minor injuries were reported, but four people were killed in Arkansas and Oklahoma as a late-night series of storms caused chaos in several states. Radar confirmed the tornado struck near Dallas Love...

Jimenez shoots 63 to win Schwab Cup opener

Oct. 21, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez tied the course record with a 9-under 63 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the opening event of the PGA Tour Champions' three-tournament Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. Jimenez made nine birdies on the County Club of Virginia's James...

Correction: Obit-Bob Kingsley story

Oct. 21, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — In a story Oct. 17 about the death of radio announcer Bob Kingsley, The Associated Press erroneously identified Kingsley's friend Rob Simbeck as a producer. Simbeck is a writer and interviewer for the "Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40" radio program. A corrected version of the story...

Genre-bending bio of Thomas Edison is highly illuminating

Oct. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

"Edison," Random House, by Edmund Morris The late Edmund Morris, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer known for his willingness to brush aside the norms of his genre if it suited his narrative ends, does it again in his final book: a fresh look at Thomas Alva Edison, perhaps America's most prolific and...

2nd Sesame Street Place park opening in San Diego

Oct. 21, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There are plenty of sunny days to sweep the clouds away where SeaWorld is opening its next theme park. Officials with SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop announced Monday that they are opening the country's second Sesame Place park in San Diego in spring 2021. The first Sesame...

4 more parents pleading guilty in college admissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four more parents are pleading guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal, and a Texas man accused of helping to orchestrate the scheme has also agreed to a plea deal. Parent Douglas Hodge entered his guilty plea in Boston's federal court Monday after previously pleading not guilty in...

Television's Weather Channel wades into climate debate

Oct. 21, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early next month that includes interviews with nine presidential candidates on the topic. The campaign's most prominent climate change skeptic —...

Review: Neil Young back in his ragged glory with 'Colorado'

Oct. 21, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

Neil Young with Crazy Horse, "Colorado" (Reprise) Neil Young is back with his old band Crazy Horse in all their ragged glory with "Colorado," a beautiful, rambling, chaotic howl against climate change, division and hate. It's one of Young's best record in years, reminiscent of 1989's triumphant "Ragged Glory,"...