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Army narrows list of cities down to 5 for new command HQ

Jun. 16, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that's meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin American-Statesman that Austin, Texas, is a finalist...

Texas abortion clinics sue to undo laws dating back decades

Jun. 14, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas abortion providers who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2016 that blocked a new wave of anti-abortion efforts are now using that decision to try to undo laws on the books for decades in a lawsuit filed Thursday. In suing over anti-abortion measures that stretch back 20...

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

Jun. 13, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster and even new ones may not draw a crowd. Many...

College World Series team capsules

Jun. 12, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A capsule look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches' records through super regionals): ___ NORTH CAROLINA (43-18) Coach: Mike Fox (889-377-1, 20 years at North...

Langworthy's homer off glove lifts Florida back to Omaha

Jun. 12, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Robbed of extra-base hits in his previous two at-bats, Florida's Austin Langworthy got a little lucky in his final one. Langworthy homered off Steven Williams' glove in the 11th inning, giving the overall top-seeded Gators a 3-2 victory against Auburn in the deciding game of their...

Florida, Texas, Red Raiders, Hogs make College World Series

Jun. 12, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

Defending national champion Florida, Texas, Texas Tech and Arkansas won their winner-take-all games in the NCAA Tournament best-of-three super regionals on Monday and are headed to the College World Series. The No. 1 national seed Gators beat Auburn 3-2 in 11 innings in Gainesville, Florida, when Austin...

Gillman, US roll in biggest blowout in Curtis Cup history

Jun. 10, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kristen Gillman led a U.S. singles sweep Sunday in the biggest blowout in Curtis Cup history. Gillman, the 20-year-old University of Alabama star from Austin, Texas, beat 16-year-old Annabell Fuller 5 and 4 for the winning point to cap a perfect weekend at Quaker Ridge. The Americans...

A first for the Army: Scouting big cities for new command HQ

Jun. 10, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

The U.S. Army is scouting large cities to find a home for a new command headquarters so it will be close to academia and industry, a first for the service. The Army typically likes to put its facilities away from population centers because there is space to train in rural areas and operations won't disrupt the...

Kristen Gillman helps US open big lead in Curtis Cup

Jun. 9, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kristen Gillman won two more matches and the United States opened a 9-3 lead over Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge. Gillman, the 20-year-old University of Alabama star from Austin, Texas, improved to 4-0 and helped the Americans move within 1 1/2 points of...

Exhibit explores country music's outlaws, poets and pickers

Jun. 4, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If the term "outlaw country" evokes images of Willie Nelson's hippie braids or Waylon Jennings' "Honky Tonk Heroes," then you'll want to see a new museum exhibit offering a deeper look at the poets, pickers and characters that revolutionized country music in the 1970s. In the more...