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The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Kenya attack

Jan. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 1:20 a.m. The U.N. Security Council condemns the attack in Nairobi "in the strongest possible terms" and calls for the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors to be brought to justice....

Robert Durst defense: Evidence could be 'game over' for heir

Jan. 16, 2019 5:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst is charged with one count of murder, but will have to defend himself in three killings at trial later this year in California. Los Angeles prosecutors won a victory Tuesday in persuading a judge to allow jurors to hear that Durst killed a man in...

Last defendant in border agent's death gets 50-year sentence

Jan. 16, 2019 5:07 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The last defendant to face justice in the fatal 2014 shooting of an off-duty Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Ismael Hernandez Vallejo (vah-YAY'-hoh) was sentenced in a Texas court in Brownsville after pleading guilty Tuesday to murder in the death of...

Texas shortstop to miss season after scooter accident

Jan. 16, 2019 4:41 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas standout junior shortstop David Hamilton will miss the 2019 season after tearing his Achilles tendon in a motorized scooter accident. Hamilton was injured last week when his scooter hit a pothole in an accident coach David Pierce called "pretty innocent but unfortunate."...

Castro explains Puerto Rico campaign trip: 'Everyone counts'

Jan. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes "everyone counts" and accused the Trump administration of "picking and choosing" who has chances to succeed. The 44-year-old...

Bodies found in Oklahoma believed to be missing Texas pair

Jan. 16, 2019 3:31 PM EST

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of a pair of friends who had been the subject of search parties near their central Texas homes were found in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma, according to law enforcement authorities. A statement released by the Temple Police Department says a preliminary investigation...

Harmony Korine's latest, Beto O'Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

Jan. 16, 2019 3:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas-based festival announced the lineup to its 26th edition Wednesday...

Arrest warrant issued for former Dallas priest

Jan. 16, 2019 12:25 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Texas priest accused of molesting teenagers more than a decade ago after a new alleged victim came forward. Edmundo Paredes is believed to have fled Texas after sexual assault allegations involving three teenagers were made public in August. The...

Texas man gets 35 years in 8-state child pornography scheme

Jan. 16, 2019 12:19 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Illinois say a Texas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison on child pornography charges involving more than 40 girls in eight states. Prosecutors said Tuesday 36-year-old Mark P. Barnwell of Whitehouse, Texas, was sentenced on Jan. 9. Authorities say he...

Former Texas A&M coach Slocum added to CFP committee

Jan. 16, 2019 12:14 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir and retired Gen. Ray Odierno have been added to College Football Playoff selection committee. CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock also announced Wednesday that Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens...