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Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Texas city

Sep. 26, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Saturday lifted a warning for all but one Houston-area community to stop using tap water because it might be tainted with a deadly brain-eating microbe. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority late Friday of the...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) congratulates wide receiver John Brown (15) after Brown scored a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep. 26, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York. Can't blame the folks in Buffalo, either. Through two weeks, the Bills have been dynamic on offense and defense. “It’s super early,” says receiver...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Gavin Lux, Kenley Jansen, Edwin Rios and Enrique Hernandez, from left, celebrate a 9-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Dodgers 5 HRs, bounce Angels 9-5; Astros get last AL spot

Sep. 26, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered twice and AJ Pollock, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos also went deep as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Angels 9-5 on Friday to open the first-ever season-closing Freeway Series. The loss mathematically eliminated the Angels from postseason contention in...

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo, center, is doused as the team celebrates his baseball game-ending fielder's choice that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros clinch final AL playoff spot despite loss to Rangers

Sep. 26, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch the last spot in the expanded American League playoffs after the Houston reliever couldn’t finish it himself when he was a strike away. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in...

This photo provided by NASA. Expedition 64 crew member NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, is seen during Soyuz qualification exams Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia. Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday, Sept. 25 that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts are preparing for a mid-October launch to the International Space Station, where she’ll spend the next six months.  (Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/NASA via AP)

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

Sep. 25, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay at the...

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hits a double off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros magic number 1 for AL playoff spot after win at Texas

Sep. 25, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros are on the verge of clinching the American League's last playoff spot, powered by some of their mainstays in a breakout performance that certainly excited manager Dusty Baker. “I’m just hoping that these guys are about to get hot,” Baker...

Houston sampling wastewater to track spread of COVID-19

Sep. 24, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Results from a program that’s testing Houston’s wastewater to monitor the local spread of the coronavirus have shown that it could be a faster way of detecting outbreaks in the nation’s fourth-largest city, officials said Thursday. Since May, the city and scientists from...

Trial on Harvey plant fire resumes after COVID-19 delay

Sep. 24, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A trial in which a chemical manufacturer is facing charges over a fire at its suburban Houston plant during Hurricane Harvey that sent toxic smoke into the air in 2017 resumed on Thursday following a six-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Arkema Inc., a subsidiary of a French...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Waco, Texas.   Aranda will make his delayed debut as Baylor's coach in a quickly arranged and unexpected reunion of old Southwest Conference rivals. Baylor and Houston open this pandemic-altered season Saturday, Sept. 19,  with their first meeting since the SWC’s final season in 1995.  (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

Dave Aranda set for long-awaited Baylor debut against Kansas

Sep. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda's off-and-on wait for his debut as Baylor coach may finally be over. To say nothing of what his players have been through with the COVID-19-related cancellations of two non-conference games, forcing the Big 12 opener against Kansas on Saturday to be the first game of any kind...

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford slides safely home past Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Seattle. Crawford scored on a double hit by Kyle Seager. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners keep slim playoff hopes alive, beat Astros 3-2

Sep. 23, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season the Seattle Mariners will go into the final weekend with an outside shot at the postseason. It's a very slim chance. But for a young team, it's a valuable learning opportunity. “We’re still playing for something. We still have a...