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Texas jail says guards didn't notice inmate giving birth

May. 28, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A woman managed to go into labor and give birth alone in a Texas jail cell without any corrections officers noticing until after she had delivered the child, a sheriff's official said Thursday. The woman had the baby in a Fort Worth jail cell on May 17, according to Tarrant County...

A jogger runs past a mask clad Acrocanthosaurus at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Thursday, May 28, 2020. The museum has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is scheduled to reopen May 30th. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas to allow some fans at outdoor pro sports events

May. 28, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of the...

Large hail, tornadoes damage North Texas region

May. 23, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Storms carrying large hail and damaging winds, including tornadoes, caused severe damage to parts of North Texas, officials said Saturday. The town of Bowie, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth, was hit hard by one tornado about 9 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service...

This Tarrant County Jail booking photo shows DCameron McKellar. Police say they've arrested three men as suspects, including McKellar, connected to a May 10, 2020, shooting at a crowded North Texas park that wounded five people and sparked chaos among the crowd. (Tarrant County Jail via AP)

3 arrested in North Texas park shooting that wounded 5

May. 20, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Three men are in custody charged in a shooting at a crowded North Texas park that wounded five people and sparked chaos among the crowd, Fort Worth police said Wednesday. Dcameron McKellar, 21, and Kristopher Robinzine, 26, were being held in the Tarrant County Jail charged with...

Pier 1 to go out of business and close all 540 stores

May. 19, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pier 1, the seller of wicker chairs and scented candles, said it will go out of business and permanently close all 540 of its stores. The Fort Worth, Texas- based company said Tuesday that it was unable to find a buyer for its business after filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, Russell Knox, of Scotland, chips onto the sixth green during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. Knox plans to drive his RV some 1,000 miles each way to PGA Tour events when they resume. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

TV production does its part in conservative return to golf

May. 19, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

Pressure wasn't limited to a closest-to-the-pin contest for six skins worth $1.1 million that Rory McIlroy won to wrap up the TaylorMade Driving Relief exhibition. Imagine trying to produce the first live golf on TV in two months with only six cameras on the course, using a bonded cellular network to send images...

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of White House in Washington, Sunday, May 17, 2020. Trump was returning from nearby Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump says back to normal in golf means big crowds, no masks

May. 17, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

President Donald Trump’s idea of golf getting back to normal is having thousands of fans who aren’t wearing masks in attendance and “practically standing on top of each other.” Trump joined the NBC broadcast Sunday of “TaylorMade Driving Relief,” a Skins game involving...

Zach Smith wins in Scottsdale, beating some PGA Tour players

May. 14, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Smith won the Scottsdale Open on Thursday, closing with an 8-under 62 for a three-stroke victory in the mini-tour event that saw some PGA Tour players return to competition. The PGA Tour suspended play in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is set to return June...

NASCAR Cup Series Schedule-Winners

May. 13, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

Feb. 9 — x-Busch Clash at DAYTONA (Erik Jones) Feb. 13 — x-Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 at DAYTONA (Joey Logano) Feb. 13 — x-Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 at DAYTONA (William Byron) Feb. 16 — DAYTONA 500 (Denny Hamlin) Feb. 23 — Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube (Joey Logano)...

FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Russell Knox, of Scotland, is shown during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Players, caddies and key staff around them will be tested once a week for the new coronavirus, and everyone at the golf course will have their temperatures taken every day when the PGA Tour returns next month and tries to show it can resume its season with minimal risks. And the tournament won’t shut down if someone tests positive. Such a player would have to withdraw immediately and self-isolate for at least 10 days provided there are no subsequent symptoms and he gets two negative test results 24 hours part. “That was the No. 1 concern,” said Knox, who serves on the Player Advisory Council. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Tour plans constant testing, limited access for golf return

May. 13, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

Players, caddies and key staff around them will be tested once a week for the new coronavirus, and everyone at the golf course will have their temperatures taken every day when the PGA Tour returns next month and tries to show it can resume its season with minimal risks. Testing was a big part of the process...