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The Latest: Polls close for Texas' primary runoff elections

May. 22, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary runoff elections in Texas (all times local): 8 p.m. Polls statewide have closed in Texas' primary runoff races, which include the Democratic nomination for governor and both parties' snominees for congressional races where no candidate won at least 50 percent of...

The Latest: In Ky., a teacher defeats House majority leader

May. 22, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A high school math teacher has defeated the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives in the GOP primary, following a wave of education protests at the Kentucky Capitol and elsewhere...

Marine veteran upsets Dem favorite in Ky. as 4 states vote

May. 22, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A retired female fighter pilot upset an established Democratic politician Tuesday in a key congressional primary in Kentucky as four states cast primary and midterm ballots ahead of the November midterms. Votes also were being tallied in Arkansas, Georgia and Texas. A look at key story...

Body of Pakistani killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi

May. 22, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff slain Friday at Santa Fe High School. The alleged shooter is...

The Latest: Houston Astros honor school shooting victims

May. 22, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a high school shooting in Texas (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Houston Astros are wearing T-shirts during batting practice before their game against the San Francisco Giants to honor the victims of last week's Texas school shooting that left 10 people dead. The shirts...

Clemens, Texas look to win Big 12 baseball tourney

May. 22, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Texas star Kody Clemens is taking steps toward breaking out of his father's huge shadow. Adding major awards and championships certainly doesn't hurt. The son of Roger Clemens was named Big 12 Player of the Year on Tuesday. He led the conference with 19 home runs this season and helped...

Private jet from Texas crashes in Honduras, all survive

May. 22, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A private jet traveling from Austin, Texas, crashed off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital's international airport and broke in half Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger. Video images posted online showed what appeared to be area...

School shooting not likely to decide Texas runoff races

May. 22, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A key Texas runoff for a U.S. House seat will test whether the national Democratic Party's establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump. Others will set up November contests where Democrats hope to flip three Republican-held congressional...

Former top prospect Singleton released by Astros

May. 22, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have released former top prospect Jon Singleton, who was serving a 100-game suspension under baseball's minor league drug program after a third positive test for a drug of abuse. The 26-year-old first baseman played 114 games for Houston in 2014-15, hitting .171 with 14 home runs....

Texas governor convenes new discussions on school safety

May. 22, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, "We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children." The governor called the meetings after the...