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Cars get stranded on high flood waters on Houston Ave. exit from Interstate 45 during Tropical Storm Beta Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Houston. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

Sep. 23, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas. Houston began drying out on Wednesday after some parts of the metro area got nearly 14...

Jaguars seek 5th straight prime-time win at home vs Dolphins

Sep. 23, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (0-2) at JACKSONVILLE (1-1) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network OPENING LINE – Pick-em RECORD VS. SPREAD – Dolphins 1-1; Jaguars 2-0 SERIES RECORD – Jaguars lead 5-4 LAST MEETING – Jaguars beat Dolphins 17-7 on Dec. 23, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Florida LAST WEEK – Dolphins...

Houston Astros' Michael Brantley (23) shares a salute with third base coach Omar Lopez as Brantley heads toward home after hitting a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Maldonado, Valdez push Astros past Mariners 6-1

Sep. 23, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Martin Maldonado hit a three-run home run, Framber Valdez struck out eight to set career highs for wins and strikeouts, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Tuesday night to close on their fourth straight playoff berth. Houston (28-27) is second in the AL West, comfortably...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly (18) celebrates hit three-run home run against the Texas Rangers with Pavin Smith, middle, and Nick Ahmed (13) during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kelly hits 3-run homer, Diamondbacks beat Rangers 7-0

Sep. 23, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly had a three-run homer, Caleb Smith and Riley Smith combined to throw a six-hitter and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. David Peralta had three hits, including a double. Eduardo Escobar added two singles and Nick Ahmed had...

Texas Tech softball coach resigns amid reported inquiry

Sep. 23, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech softball coach Adrian Gregory resigned Tuesday, saying only that it was “best to part ways” amid a report that the program is the subject of school inquiry into the well-being of its players. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the move without...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

Sep. 22, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines. The mayor said Tuesday the city will allow social gatherings of up to five people, including at beaches and hiking trails. ...

Texas State coach, accused of racist comments, resigns

Sep. 22, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State coach Danny Kaspar has resigned three months after a former player accused him of making racist remarks. Athletic director Larry Teis announced Tuesday that he’s accepted Kaspar's resignation and that assistant coach Terrence Johnson will take over the program...

Texas closing in on 15,000 coronavirus deaths

Sep. 22, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in Texas approached 15,000 on Tuesday as the total number of deaths across the U.S. topped 200,000, by far the highest in the world. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 3,964 confirmed new coronavirus cases and 77 more deaths due...

Historical panel votes to keep Cenotaph in Alamo Plaza

Sep. 22, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state historical review panel voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against relocating a monument to the 200 Alamo defenders killed by the Mexican army in 1836. The killings during the war for Texas independence gave birth to a rallying cry used during the eventual defeat of the Mexican...

Man, 77, charged in 1974 murder of Texas teenage girl

Sep. 22, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was arrested and charged in the 1974 killing of a Texas teenage girl after nearly 50 years of investigation and the advancement of DNA technology, police said Tuesday. Glen McCurley, 77, of Fort Worth, was arrested early Monday and charged with capital murder in the...