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Nevada jury: Health insurers owe ER doctors $60M in damages

Dec. 07, 2021 22:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the largest U.S. health insurance companies and its branches in Nevada were found liable Tuesday for $60 million in punitive damages for underpaying out-of-network emergency medical providers. A state court jury said three plaintiffs headed by urgent care...

TABC high school boys and girls basketball rankings

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Dec. 6: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 9-0; 2. Richardson, 9-0; 3. McKinney, 9-1; 4. Killeen Harker Heights, 10-0; 5. Friendswood Clear Brook,...

Frenzy Part II? What to expect when MLB roster freeze lifts

Dec. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EST

The ink was hardly dry on Corey Seager’s $325 million, 10-year contract with the Texas Rangers last week when baseball’s historically hurried free agency period crashed to a halt. Hard to imagine anything competing with last Wednesday’s spending spree, when teams combined to...

Mark, Sasser lead No. 14 Houston past Alcorn State 77-45

Dec. 06, 2021 23:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Tramon Mark scored 18 points off the bench, Marcus Sasser had 17 points and a career-high six steals and No. 14 Houston defeated Alcorn State 77-45 on Monday night. Kyler Edwards finished with 12 points and seven rebounds and Josh Carlton had 12 points for the...

1st Texas case of omicron variant reported in Houston area

Dec. 06, 2021 21:12 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area woman has been confirmed as having the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Texas, state health officials reported Monday. Genetic sequencing tests this week showed that the Harris County woman's recent COVID-19 case was the omicron...

Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

Dec. 06, 2021 20:54 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over its new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against minority voters, particularly Latinos, who have fueled the state’s population boom. The lawsuit claims the Republican-controlled state violated...

Federal officials in Houston to investigate highway project

Dec. 06, 2021 18:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal officials investigating a disputed $9 billon Houston area highway widening project heard the complaints of residents and activists on Monday who argued the proposal would cause lasting economic and environmental damage to their communities. Federal Highway...

Man to face capital murder charge in killing of Texas cop

Dec. 06, 2021 18:08 PM EST

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — A 37-year-old man will be charged with capital murder in the killing of a suburban Dallas police officer during a shootout in a supermarket parking lot, authorities said Monday. The suspected shooter, Jamie Jaramillo, remained hospitalized Monday in stable...

Texans' Culley mulling QB change after another lopsided loss

Dec. 06, 2021 15:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Another terrible offensive performance by the Houston Texans this weekend has coach David Culley considering a quarterback change. Culley benched Tyrod Taylor for rookie Davis Mills in the third quarter of a 31-0 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday and he said Monday...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Dec. 5, 2021. Editorial: Abbott guarantees Texas grid is ready for winter. Where have we heard that before? Take it with a grain of salt, we’re told, about information from an questionable source. Gov. Greg...