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Agency says climate change imperils 60% of Superfund sites

Nov. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60% of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard them, a congressional watchdog agency says. In...

Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

Nov. 17, 2019 6:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in service to God.” West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people...

The Latest: Vikes overcome 20-0 deficit, beat Broncos 27-23

Nov. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 4:20 p.m. The Minnesota Vikings overcame a 20-0 first-half deficit and their defense hung on in a 27-23 lead over the Denver Broncos. The Vikings improved to 8-3 by scoring touchdowns on each of their four second-half possessions and capped by Kirk Cousins’...

Trail Blazers beat Spurs 121-116 after Popovich’s ejection

Nov. 17, 2019 12:30 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan was back in charge in San Antonio and the Spurs were flourishing under his leadership again. Duncan was directing players on defensive assignments, encouraging them and providing needed leadership. But in the end, he couldn’t provide the same late-game heroics from the...

Harden scores 49 points, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105

Nov. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undermanned and playing for the second consecutive night, the Houston Rockets still had plenty of reason to be confident. “I would think it would give you confidence,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’re playing with a bazooka out there.” A bazooka...

White throws 5 TD passes, No. 18 Memphis beats Houston

Nov. 16, 2019 8:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Down early against Houston, there was no panic on the Memphis sideline. The Tigers remained poised because they knew they would respond. Brady White threw for 341 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score and No. 18 Memphis overcame a 10-point first-quarter deficit to beat Houston...

Felon to remain on ballot for Houston City Council seat

Nov. 16, 2019 2:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A felon will remain on the ballot in the runoff for a seat on the Houston City Council. The Houston Chronicle reports that a Harris County judge on Friday refused to remove Cynthia Bailey from the Dec. 14 runoff election. Bailey finished second in the Nov. 5 election to Tarsha Jackson in the...

Beal scores 44 again as Wizards beat Timberwolves 137-116

Nov. 16, 2019 12:16 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As coach Scott Brooks rattled off the things he was happy about in Washington’s 137-116 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night — Moritz Wagner’s best game in the NBA, improved defense in the second half — he didn’t even mention Bradley...

Haws beats buzzer, BYU beats Houston 72-71

Nov. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — T.J. Haws hit a contested jump shot as time ran out to give BYU a 72-71 win over Houston on Friday night. Haws received an inbounds pass in the back court with 5.1 seconds left and as he neared the top of the key angled right and then shot a contested, fadeaway jumper over Quentin Grimes....

Coleman, Jones lead Texas past Prairie View A&M 70-56

Nov. 15, 2019 11:46 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart says he has the components of a good offensive team. Until they are assembled and working properly, the Longhorns will rely more on defense. On Friday night, Texas forced 21 Prairie View A&M turnovers and limited Chancellor Ellis, a dangerous shooter, to two...