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In key Senate races, Democrats buck leftward tilt on issues

Jul. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat." She is not a Democrat who promotes "Medicare for All." She mentions that during a narrow loss for a House seat last...

NY state police lag behind agencies nationwide on camera use

Jul. 22, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper's gunfire. Authorities say the trooper shot him...

Brantley hits 2 HRs, Astros top Rangers 5-3 for 5th straight

Jul. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Brantley has been a force in the middle of the lineup during his first season with the Astros. He kept that going on Sunday. Brantley homered twice, Jose Altuve also went deep and Houston beat the struggling Texas Rangers 5-3 for its fifth straight victory. Rogelio Armenteros pitched...

Texans' Watt, Hopkins on physically unable to perform list

Jul. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the physically unable to perform list. Also going on the PUP list was wide receiver DeAndre Carter. Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, reportedly had knee surgery after last season....

Police: Young Texas mom missing since concert last weekend

Jul. 21, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas are looking for a 29-year-old mother who hasn't been seen since going on a date last weekend. El Paso police issued a missing person alert late Thursday describing Erika Andrea Gaytan as "endangered." Television station KFOX reports that she made several Facebook...

Drew Smyly starts for Phillies after finalizing contract

Jul. 21, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Drew Smyly finalized his contract with Philadelphia and was set to start against Pittsburgh on Sunday in his Phillies debut. The 30-year-old was 1-5 with an 8.42 ERA in nine starts and four relief appearances this year for Texas, which released him on June 25. Smyly signed a...

Guerrero hits 1st slam, Blue Jays rally past Tigers 7-5

Jul. 20, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Guerrero's home run erased a 5-1 deficit in the fifth, and Brandon Drury added a...

Urquidy dominates struggling Rangers in Astros' 6-1 win

Jul. 20, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After two rough starts for the Astros earlier this month, José Urquidy worked on a few adjustments. Whatever he adjusted worked in a big way Saturday night. Urquidy threw seven dominant innings for his first major league win and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, sending Houston to a...

Griner scores 17, Mercury beat Wings 70-66

Jul. 20, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 17 points and eight rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 14 points, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 70-66 on Saturday night. Leilani Mitchell added 13 points and hit three free throws with 19.9 seconds left to give the Mercury (9-8) a 67-63 lead. Bonner...

5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South Texas

Jul. 20, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 59, 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of Victoria. Sgt. Ruben San Miguel says...