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Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk-Staffers Don't Get Along

Oct. 18, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 17 about small business staffers who can't get along, The Associated Press misidentified a human resources executive at ScaleFactor, a company in Austin, Texas. His name is Derek Felderhoff, not David Felderhoff. A corrected version of the story is below: Company owners need...

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton chases history at US Grand Prix

Oct. 18, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — From New York to Texas, Lewis Hamilton returned to the United States this week with yet another Formula One championship ready for the taking. Finish off Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel once and for all at the U.S. Grand Prix this weekend and the British driver would climb another step...

More rain expected amid Central Texas flooding

Oct. 17, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

LLANO, Texas (AP) — A continued threat of flooding is forecast in parts of Central Texas as more rain is expected in the area and dams along the swollen Colorado River release water downstream, officials said Wednesday. National Weather Service forecaster Jason Runyen said the already-saturated area was...

The Latest: Threat of more floods with rain, dam releases

Oct. 17, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

LLANO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local): 5 p.m. Officials say there's a continued threat for flooding in Central Texas as more rain is expected to fall on the already saturated area and dams along the swollen Colorado River release some of the flood downstream. National...

Deep in heart of Texas is heart of Formula 1 in US

Oct. 17, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Circuit of the Americas was cut out of the rocky soil just outside of the state capital of Texas. Getting there requires a drive from Austin's glowing and growing urban core past trailer parks, a landfill, flea markets and miles of rolling hills dotted with goats and horses. But...

The Latest: Governor declares disaster in 18 Texas counties

Oct. 16, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

LLANO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local): 7 p.m. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 18 flood-stricken counties in Central and South Texas. Tuesday's declaration lifts state restrictions and regulations on any state response to the emergency. In his...

Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding

Oct. 16, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

LLANO, Texas (AP) — A body was found in a rain-swollen lake in Central Texas after fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues Tuesday following days of heavy rains. Video shows the bridge crumbling as it was overrun by the bloated,...

Jaguars PR/KR Mickens on injured reserve, re-sign WR Greene

Oct. 15, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed kick returner Jaydon Mickens on injured reserve and re-signed receiver Rashad Greene. The team announced the roster moves Monday, one day after a 40-7 loss at Dallas. Mickens broke his left ankle returning a punt in the third quarter. The...

Texas report: Oklahoma school bus was traveling too fast

Oct. 15, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

LAMPASAS, Texas (AP) — An Oklahoma school bus that hydroplaned on a wet road and crashed in Central Texas last month, injuring nearly everyone onboard, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the conditions, according to a Texas Department of Transportation report. The bus crossed into the wrong lane on Sept....

Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

Oct. 15, 2018 5:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it. The Protestant denomination's national convention this summer included an emotional...