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Air Force major charged with murder in death of Texas wife

Jul. 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force major based in San Antonio has been charged with murder after authorities found the remains of his wife whom he reported missing in March. Forty-year-old Andre McDonald is being held Monday at the Bexar (bayr) County jail. Bail is set at $2 million. Sheriff's officials say...

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

Texas judge rejects part of state's 'sanctuary city' lawsuit

Jul. 11, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas judge has dismissed substantial parts of the attorney general's first "sanctuary cities" lawsuit that alleges the San Antonio police chief obstructed enforcement of immigration law. Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawsuit accuses Police Chief William McManus of releasing 12...

New holding center for migrant children opens in Texas

Jul. 10, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government's newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions have sparked a worldwide outcry....

Texas police identify ice cream licker as teenage girl

Jul. 5, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police in East Texas say a teenager from San Antonio is suspected of taking a tub of ice cream from a Walmart freezer, removing the top to lick the ice cream and then returning it to the freezer. Blue Bell Creameries said in a statement that it determined a Walmart store in Lufkin was...

Jarring images of border cells surface ahead of July 4

Jul. 3, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

"Inhumane." ''Shameful." ''Intolerable." ''Brutal." Mounting revelations about squalid and dangerously overcrowded conditions at Border Patrol holding centers have fueled public outrage heading into the Fourth of July weekend, with protesters taking to the streets and social media to decry the situation as...

Sites in 3 states eyed for permanent child detention centers

Jul. 3, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is evaluating vacant properties near five U.S. cities as potential permanent sites to hold hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children, a government spokesman said Wednesday. Property is being assessed in and around Atlanta; Phoenix; Dallas; Houston;...

Castro, O'Rourke both hit Texas capital after debate dustup

Jun. 28, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One Texan became a political sensation waging a longshot Senate campaign, then stormed into the presidential race with even more momentum, climbing in the polls, running up monster fundraising and dominating the national conversation. The other announced his 2020 bid earlier and to far...

Girl who was in gov't custody inconsolable, lawyer says

Jun. 26, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

Her attorney tried breathing exercises, stress putty, a toy. But a 7-year-old Salvadoran girl was inconsolable Wednesday even after the government moved her out of a Border Patrol station where infants, children and teens were being locked up with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Hours after an immigration...

Spurs take teens Samanic, Johnson to open NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have a long and successful history of drafting European players and stashing them overseas until both parties are ready. Croatian power forward Luka Samanic does not plan on waiting and neither does San Antonio. The Spurs selected Samanic with the 19th overall pick...