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Naeher back with US team after recovering from injury

Jan. 24, 2022 17:40 PM EST

After her heartbreaking exit from the Tokyo Olympics, Alyssa Naeher is back with the U.S. women's national team. Naeher, who was knocked out of the Summer Games by a hyperextended right knee and a bone contusion, is training with the team at its camp in Austin, Texas. “I’m 100%,...

Carr leads No. 23 Texas past Oklahoma State 56-51

Jan. 22, 2022 18:12 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas didn't shoot the ball well and handled it sloppily at times. But when the Longhorns needed determination and skill, they were able to summon both. Marcus Carr scored 14 points and made two free throws with five seconds remaining as No. 23 Texas defeated...

Texas man charged with election threats to Georgia officials

Jan. 21, 2022 19:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that a Texas man has been arrested on charges of posting threatening messages on Craigslist about killing government officials in Georgia following the 2020 election. It was announced as the first arrest by the Justice...

Texas attorney general refuses to hand over Jan. 6 records

Jan. 21, 2022 19:30 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has rejected a prosecutor’s demand for records of his appearance at a pro-Donald Trump rally that preceded the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Last week, the Travis County district attorney’s office had set a four-day deadline...

Young players highlight first US women's camp of 2022

Jan. 21, 2022 19:06 PM EST

The new year has brought new faces to the U.S. women's national team. The back-to-back World Cup champions opened their January camp in Austin, Texas, with 14 players who have fewer than 12 appearances for the United States. Coach Vlatko Andonovski is taking a look at...

Pierre scores 21 to lead Rice over Old Dominion 77-69

Jan. 20, 2022 21:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Carl Pierre had 21 points as Rice topped Old Dominion 77-69 on Thursday night. Pierre shot 7 for 10 on 3-pointers. He added seven rebounds. Travis Evee had 14 points and six assists for Rice (11-6, 4-2 Conference USA), which earned its fifth straight home victory....

Attorney General Ken Paxton tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 19, 2022 17:54 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has tested positive for COVID-19, the Republican's office confirmed Wednesday. In a statement, Paxton's staff confirmed reports that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolated at home, where he continues...

Texas wildfire forces evacuations; planned burn may be cause

Jan. 19, 2022 06:05 AM EST

A wildfire in a Central Texas state park forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Tuesday in the city of Bastrop — the site of a deadly blaze more than a decade ago — and officials said a prescribed burn may be to blame. The fire started in Bastrop State Park as wind gusts of up...

Smith, Pack lead Kansas State past No. 23 Texas 66-65

Jan. 19, 2022 00:46 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas State finally is at full strength, and the Wildcats are eagerly making up ground. Mark Smith scored 22 points, Nijel Pack made a go-ahead layup with 1:13 left, and Kansas State held No. 23 Texas scoreless for the final 3 1/2 minutes to rally for a 66-65...

'No end in sight:' Texas abortion clinics dealt new setback

Jan. 17, 2022 22:47 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' ban on most abortions is likely to stay in effect for the foreseeable future, opponents fighting the law said Monday night, after a federal appeals court ruled against sending the case back to only judge who has ever blocked the restrictions. The...