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Texas could be Ferrari's last stand in 2018

Oct. 20, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene watched his red cars slip and splash around a wet Circuit of the Americas while Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cut the quickest laps of the U.S. Grand Prix practice session. A few minutes later, Arrivabene sized up the task in front of Ferrari and driver...

Suter has winning goal, 2 assists as Wild beat Stars 3-1

Oct. 20, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Suter joked that he was trying to bank the puck off a Dallas defenseman and into the net. Suter scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists as the Minnesota Wild beat the Stars 3-1 on Friday night. Dallas goalie Ben Bishop had stopped a shot by Eric Staal, but the...

Girl dies after court allows more time on life support

Oct. 19, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 9-year-old Texas girl at the center of a three-week court battle with a hospital to keep her on life support has died hours after an appeals court allowed her parents more time to find a facility to maintain her life support. A spokeswoman for Cook Children's Medical Center in...

Police: No statement from Texas officer who killed motorist

Oct. 19, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — An officer who shot and killed a black motorist in Texas last month during a traffic stop has not given a statement to detectives in the criminal investigation, police said in a statement Friday. More than a month and a half following the Sept. 1 shooting, Arlington police identified Bau Tran...

Hamilton fastest, Vettel penalized at US Grand Prix practice

Oct. 19, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Even in the rain, Lewis Hamilton seems to be in unbeatable form. As for Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel's fading title hopes, another unforced error may doom his chances once and for all. Hamilton's Mercedes posted the fastest lap of Friday's soggy practice sessions at the U.S. Grand...

Aching Astros miss chance to repeat after ALCS defeat

Oct. 19, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered the AL Championship Series aching. Jose Altuve was playing on just one good knee, Carlos Correa's back was never right and Lance McCullers was pitching through an injury that will likely require surgery. Now the Astros are hurting even worse, done after losing four...

Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths

Oct. 19, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive after a series of media reports on an unusual number of patient deaths. The move comes after Baylor St. Luke's...

Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care, drops others

Oct. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal appeals court says Texas must make improvements to abuse investigations within its foster care system and make sure workers have manageable caseloads, but the court also struck down dozens of other measures ordered by a judge. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling...

San Antonio approves $450M Alamo redevelopment project

Oct. 19, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio City Council approved a $450 million redevelopment plan for the Alamo, marking a new chapter for the nearly 300-year-old site. The council voted for the proposal on Thursday, signing off on disputed changes, including moving the 1930s Cenotaph memorial, the San Antonio...

Court to hear case over ID of Texas execution drug supplier

Oct. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court reversed itself Friday by granting the state's request to review a case dealing with the disclosure of an execution drug supplier that officials have fought for years to keep secret. The court set oral arguments for Jan. 23 in a case that stems from a 2014 lawsuit...