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Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear. They'll be...

O'Rourke stops in Milwaukee, Madison in first Midwest swing

Feb. 15, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Friday during a visit to Wisconsin that before deciding whether he will join the increasingly crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020, he wants to meet with voters in the "most honest, raw, real way possible." The former Texas congressman met with...

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

Feb. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice,...

Even in bullpen age, several teams still built on starters

Feb. 15, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Forget about this bullpen obsession for a moment. Believe it or not, plenty of big league teams are still anchored by well-armed rotations. In this age of openers and closers, with relievers starting games and starters rarely finishing them, it might seem starting pitchers have...

Teen given 25 years in custody for friend's fatal stabbing

Feb. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been ordered to spend 25 years in state custody after a Texas jury found her delinquent in the fatal stabbing of her best friend. The sentencing came Friday, one day after a Tarrant County jury returned its verdict in Fort Worth in the May 29 killing of...

Chief: Officer lied in affidavit before deadly Houston raid

Feb. 15, 2019 6:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle, the city's police chief said Friday. In the search warrant that was used to justify entering the home,...

Column: Stars missing, but baseball will avoid labor strife

Feb. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EST

Spring training has started, yet two of baseball's biggest stars, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, are sitting at home. For those who think this is a strong indication that the national pastime is headed toward another paralyzing labor dispute, do not fret. There's too much money at stake — on all sides...

Police: Man kills girlfriend, self at Houston doughnut shop

Feb. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man gunned down his girlfriend at a Houston Dunkin' Donuts where she worked and then killed himself. A police investigator told KTRK television that the man went into the shop west of downtown Houston just before noon on Friday and fired several shots, killing his...

The Latest: Chief says drug unit under scrutiny after raid

Feb. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on investigation into deadly police raid on Houston home (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Police Chief Art Acevedo says an internal review must be conducted of his department's narcotics division after it was determined that a narcotics investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a...

Review: Robert Ellis switches to keys on 'Texas Piano Man'

Feb. 15, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Robert Ellis, "Texas Piano Man" (New West) Texans play guitar. Stevie Ray Vaughan? Willie Nelson? Buddy Holly? Johnny "Guitar" Watson? Guitarists. Elton John is not a Texan, but when he recorded "Texas Love Song" (a deep-cut gem), the tune featured not piano, but guitar. Now here's Houston native Robert Ellis, an...