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Julian Read, who briefed press after JFK assassination, dies

May. 10, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Julian Read, whose long career in public relations included briefing the press after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963, has died in Texas. He was 93. Read died Saturday at a senior living community in Austin, his daughter,...

US wins Walker Cup, beating GB&I 14-12 at Seminole

May. 09, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Eckroat and Pierceson Coody got the United States off to a fast start, and Cole Hammer and Stewart Hagestad finished off Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup. Ricky Castillo won again, too, and the Americans took five of the 10...

Chicharito hopes to face Vela in this year's 1st El Tráfico

May. 07, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Javier “Chicharito” Hernández will be participating in his first El Tráfico but it remains to be seen whether he will be facing close friend Carlos Vela. The LA Galaxy and LAFC — whose stadiums are only 12 miles apart — have the first of...

Political aide to Texas agriculture commissioner arrested

May. 07, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A top political aide to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller was arrested and released from jail Friday after allegations that he stole money from investors looking to join the state’s new hemp industry. Todd Smith is charged with...

Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead in Austin

May. 06, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead near campus Thursday, Austin police said. Officers found the 20-year-old Ehlinger after responding to a call at 12:18 p.m. Police did...

US women to play Summer Series in Texas ahead of Olympics

May. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

The U.S. women's national team will play Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria during a five-match Summer Series next month in Texas. U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski will use the matches as a final evaluation before he names an 18-player Olympic roster. The United States also plans...

Virus, technology, unrest make stressful year for teachers

May. 02, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

MANOR, Texas (AP) — The school bell rings, and about a dozen masked first-graders turn to the monitor and wave hello to their classmates — each a tiny Zoom square representing the other half of the class. The teacher — standing behind a plexiglass wall — shares her screen, grabs a...

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

May. 02, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the South Pasadena, California, station, harkening back to his daily commute into LA before the coronavirus pandemic. Then...

Fagundez, Stuves help Austin beat winless Minnesota 1-0

May. 02, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Diego Fagundez scored for the second consecutive game, Brad Stuver had his second career clean sheet and Austin beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Saturday night. Expansion Austin (2-1-0) has won back-to-back games after a 2-0 loss to LAFC in the...

Dynamo's Pasher shows perseverance pays off in MLS

Apr. 28, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

Of course, Tyler Pasher thought of giving up soccer at times. After a one-game stint in MLS in 2017, the 26-year-old Canadian forward toiled in the lower-division USL Championship for years. But this January he was acquired by the Houston Dynamo. ...