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Gillman, Hammer selected to US World Amateur Team

Aug. 19, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (AP) — Two-time U.S. Women's Amateur champion Kristen Gillman was selected Sunday to represent the United States in the World Amateur Team Championships. Gillman, the 20-year-old Alabama star from Austin, Texas, will be joined on the women's team by Wake Forest's Jennifer Kupcho of...

Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in defamation case

Aug. 17, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was accused in court filings Friday of destroying evidence relevant to the case of families from Sandy Hook Elementary School who are suing him for claiming the massacre was a hoax. Attorneys for two Sandy Hook victims noted that Jones said during a...

Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

Aug. 17, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in Afghanistan, then winning a lawsuit against the federal government,...

FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station

Aug. 15, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station's operators $15,000 — a fine the FCC says in a lawsuit the...

Austin makes move for new stadium to land MLS' Crew

Aug. 15, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt got a major boost to his effort to move the Major League Soccer club to Texas when the Austin City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land. Precourt has been courting Austin for a potential...

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

Aug. 12, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Thara Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to a Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, who once drove around his solidly conservative Texas district with a "NEVER HILLARY" bumper sticker on his pickup. Her plans to donate even...

Alabama's Kristen Gillman wins 2nd US Women's Amateur title

Aug. 12, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. (AP) — Kristen Gillman won the U.S. Women's Amateur for the second time Sunday, beating Alabama teammate Jiwon Jeon 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final at The Golf Club of Tennessee. "It's really cool to be able to have it on there again," Gillman said about her name on the Robert Cox...

'Babe' Schwartz, longtime Texas state senator, dies at 92

Aug. 12, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, a longtime liberal state senator with a reputation of being one of the most formidable orators in the Texas Legislature, has died at age 92. His son, New York Times climate reporter John Schwartz, said his father died Friday in Houston after years of health...

Austin City Council delays MLS stadium vote until Aug. 15

Aug. 10, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin City Council put off until next week a vote on a stadium proposal that could trigger Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew to move to Texas as early as the 2019 season. The council met for several hours Thursday night to vote on a plan to let Crew owner Anthony Precourt build a...

The Latest: Austin City Council delays MLS vote

Aug. 10, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Austin City Council's vote on a proposed MLS stadium (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The Austin City Council has put off until next week a vote on a stadium proposal that could trigger Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew to move to Texas as early as the 2019 season. The...