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Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) celebrates the team's win over Texas in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hall's late TD lifts No. 15 Iowa State over No. 20 Texas

Nov. 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Iowa State didn't fret or panic while trailing Texas for nearly an entire game Friday. Instead, the Cyclones looked like a program with championship DNA in the fourth quarter, despite not having won a conference title in more than 100 years. Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard run with 1:25...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy (15) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Ames, Iowa. No. 15 Iowa State would reach the Big 12 championship game for the first time if can win at No.  20 Texas on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 15 Iowa St would get title shot with win at No. 20 Texas

Nov. 26, 2020 10:14 AM EST

An Iowa State program that has alternately been an underdog and overachiever in its modest football history is on the cusp of going somewhere it's never gone before. Beat No. 20 Texas (5-2, 4-2) on Friday, and the 15th-ranked Cyclones (6-2, 6-1) are in the Big 12 championship game. Under fifth-year coach Matt...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Nov. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters also...

FILE - In this June 28, 2020, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas. Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them about the relationship. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

AP Sources: FBI is investigating Texas attorney general

Nov. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The FBI is investigating allegations that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton broke the law in using his office to benefit a wealthy donor, according to two people with knowledge of the probe. Federal agents are looking into claims by former members of Paxton's staff that the high-profile...

People wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a department store in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

The Latest: Iowa's governor orders statewide mask mandate

Nov. 16, 2020 9:09 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa — With Iowa hospitals filling up, Gov. Kim Reynolds has dropped her opposition to a statewide mandate for mask use to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Reynolds signed a proclamation Monday requiring that everyone over 2 years old wear masks when in indoor public spaces. The mandate...

FILE - In this June 28, 2020, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas. Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them about the relationship. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Texas AG whistleblowers sue for wrongful firing, retaliation

Nov. 13, 2020 5:30 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit himself, a woman with whom he was said to have had an affair and the wealthy donor who employs her before retaliating against the members of his staff who reported him to the FBI, a lawsuit by four of the Republican's former...

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2020 file photo shows the General Motors logo in Hamtramck, Mich. On Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, General Motors says it will hire 3,000 more technical workers by early 2021 to help with virtual product testing and to develop software as a service. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to add 3,000 tech jobs to develop vehicles and software

Nov. 9, 2020 1:49 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will hire 3,000 more technical workers by early next year to help with virtual product testing and to develop software as a service. The automaker says it will offer more remote work opportunities to develop electric and autonomous vehicles. GM wants to hire electrical...

Supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Beverly Hills, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

'This isn't over!': Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

Nov. 7, 2020 11:08 PM EST

Chanting “This isn’t over!" and “Stop the steal,” supporters of President Donald Trump protested at state capitols across the country Saturday, refusing to accept defeat and echoing Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations that the Democrats won by fraud. From Atlanta and Tallahassee...

Texas' Sam Ehlinger (11) throws a pass against West Virginia during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

No. 22 Texas' defense holds off West Virginia, 17-13

Nov. 7, 2020 6:52 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas secondary has experienced issues this season, allowing some long completions and committing too many pass interference penalties. But on Saturday, the Longhorns' defensive backs made critical plays. Texas stopped West Virginia on fourth-down passes into the end zone twice in...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at the Austin Police Association in Austin, Texas. Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them about the relationship. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

AP sources: Texas AG's affair tied to criminal allegations

Nov. 5, 2020 7:40 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them about the relationship. The two people, who spoke to...