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Jewish leaders renew antisemitism fight after hostage case

Jan. 19, 2022 13:43 PM EST

Although the FBI initially said the man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was focused on an issue “not specifically related to the Jewish community,” the captor voiced beliefs that Jews controlled the world and had the power to arrange the release of a prisoner, survivors said...

Texas wildfire no longer growing, some evacuations lifted

Jan. 19, 2022 13:10 PM EST

A wildfire in a central Texas state park is no longer growing and no injuries were reported after the blaze, suspected to have been caused by a prescribed burn, charred 1.2 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) in the city of Bastrop, officials said Wednesday. Texas A&M Forest...

White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags

Jan. 19, 2022 13:00 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the U.S. but raised no red flags, the White House said. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British...

BNSF railroad tries to block 17,000 workers from striking

Jan. 19, 2022 12:59 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad wants a federal judge to prevent two of its unions from going on strike next month over a new attendance policy that would penalize employees for missing work. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad went to court after the Brotherhood of Locomotive...

Donors to launch Houston newsroom with $20M in seed funding

Jan. 19, 2022 12:50 PM EST

Five philanthropies plan to spend more than $20 million to bolster news coverage in Houston and create what they say will be one of the largest local nonprofit news organizations in the country. The newsroom is anticipated to launch later this year or early 2023 on multiple...

Mexican abortion advocates look to help women in US

Jan. 19, 2022 10:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support. ...

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...

Dvorak scores 2, Montembeault saves 48, Montreal tops Dallas

Jan. 19, 2022 00:59 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Christian Dvorak scored twice, Sam Montembeault made a career-high 48 saves for his second win of the season and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 Tuesday night for their third road win. Dvorak and Michael Pezzetta scored 22 seconds apart in the second...

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. 18 Texas Tech's strong 2nd half beats No. 15 Iowa State

Jan. 19, 2022 00:41 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor and No. 18 Texas Tech got physical with No. 15 Iowa State. The Red Raiders had some reinforcements this time. Two weeks after the Red Raiders lost at Iowa State with only seven healthy players, Obanor scored 13 of his 15 points with several...