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FILE - This Feb. 20, 2019, file photo shows a makeshift memorial with flowers and candles that has been set up at the front door of a home in Houston where a couple who lived there were killed during a Jan. 28, 2019, drug raid by Houston police. A second Houston police officer has been charged with murder and is among additional officers who have been indicted as part of an ongoing investigation into a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following the deadly 2019 drug raid, prosecutors announced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano, File)

More Houston officers indicted in wake of deadly drug raid

Jan. 25, 2021 9:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A second Houston police officer has been charged with murder and is among additional officers who have been indicted as part of an ongoing investigation into a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following a deadly 2019 drug raid, prosecutors announced Monday. In all, a dozen officers...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' Michael Brantley gestures while rounding the bases on his two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles. Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 20, because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not been announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Brantley rejoins Astros to complete unfinished business

Jan. 25, 2021 8:24 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An erroneous report saying Michael Brantley had agreed to a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays had the outfielder fielding goodbye texts from his Houston Astros teammates most of Wednesday morning. By the afternoon those same teammates were sending him notes of congratulations and welcoming...

Houston Police investigate the scene of a shooting on the 100 block of East 44th Street, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Houston. Houston police say the suspect in a fatal shooting was shot by an officer after opening fire on him. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Houston slaying suspect shot by police after opening fire

Jan. 25, 2021 8:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The suspect in a fatal shooting in Houston was shot by an officer after opening fire on him Monday, police said. The suspect, who hasn't been named, was in critical condition at a hospital, Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference. “Who knows, if...

COVID-19 vaccine theft charge dismissed against Texas doc

Jan. 25, 2021 8:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a theft charge against a Houston area health department doctor who had been accused by prosecutors of stealing nine doses of coronavirus vaccine from a damaged vial and administering them to family and friends. Authorities had alleged that Hasan Gokal, who worked...

Undefeated Cypress Creek girls lead Texas 6A prep rankings

Jan. 25, 2021 3:54 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 25: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Waxahachie, 14-2; 2. Humble Atascocita, 15-0; 3. Duncanville, 16-1; 4. Richardson, 14-1; 5. South Grand Prairie, 13-0; 6. Austin Westlake, 16-1; 7. Fort Bend Elkins,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reacts after winning the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Super Host: Bucs become 1st to play Super Bowl at home

Jan. 24, 2021 7:41 PM EST

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will feel right at home in the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers made history at Green Bay on Sunday as they defeated the Packers 31-26 in the NFC championship game. Tampa Bay (14-5) is the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The Super Bowl will take place on...

Couple finds body behind house under construction in Texas

Jan. 24, 2021 11:10 AM EST

KATY, Texas (AP) — A couple found a dead man while looking at a house under construction Saturday in a Houston suburb. The man's body was discovered in a drainage ditch in the late afternoon behind the home in Katy, Harris County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jason Brown told reporters. The body appeared to have...

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) is defended by Dallas Mavericks' Boban Marjanovic (51) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Gordon, Cousins help Rockets cruise past Mavericks, 133-108

Jan. 23, 2021 11:55 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Eric Gordon scored a season-high 33 points, DeMarcus Cousins had his best game for Houston with 28 points and 17 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-108 on Saturday night. John Wall had seven points and eight assists after missing five straight games with right knee...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro pauses during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Castro has agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, because the deal had not been announced. The agreement is pending completion of a successful physical.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Catcher Jason Castro, Astros finalize $7M, 2-year contract

Jan. 23, 2021 7:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Catcher Jason Castro and the Houston Astros finalized a $7 million, two-year contract. He gets a $2 million signing bonus as part of Friday's deal and guaranteed salaries of $2.5 million annually. His 2022 salary can escalate by up to $2 million based on games caught this year: $250,000 each...

Astros trade LHP Pérez to Reds for minor league catcher

Jan. 23, 2021 2:03 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros traded left-hander Cionel Pérez to the Cincinnati Reds for minor league catcher Luke Berryhill on Saturday. The 24-year-old Pérez pitched seven games in relief last season, going 0-0 with a 2.84 ERA. In parts of three seasons for the Astros, he is 1-1 with a 5.75...