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Verlander strikes out 12, Astros beat Rangers 4-3

Jul. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander kept up his outstanding season with one of his toughest wins. Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3. Verlander (12-4) allowed two runs and eight hits. "That was a grind, it...

US to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico

Jul. 19, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of Mexico's most dangerous cities. The Department of Homeland Security said that it would implement its Migrant Protection Protocols in...

Judge blocks Fort Worth from replacing fired police chief

Jul. 19, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has temporarily blocked the city of Fort Worth from hiring a replacement for its fired police chief. A state district judge issued a restraining order Friday that bars the city from hiring a permeant chief for 14 days as Joel Fitzgerald contests his May firing....

Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. The Tarrant County jury on Friday found 19-year-old Taymor McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker's home in...

Dallas police chief on medical leave after 'major surgery'

Jul. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police officials have confirmed that police Chief U. Renee Hall is on medical leave following surgery earlier this week. An internal email obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows Hall began her leave July 10, but the department didn't publicly acknowledge her departure until a week...

Former Texas police chief gets 20 years for drug trafficking

Jul. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A former South Texas police chief and law enforcement officer of nearly two decades has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced 45-year-old Geovani V. Hernandez on Thursday. Hernandez, of McAllen, was convicted of...

Correction: Galveston-Community Center story

Jul. 19, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — In a story July 14 about the transformation of a former municipal building into a community center, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year it was built. The 30th Street Water and Electric Light Station was built in 1888, not 1988. A corrected version of the story is...

Sens. Reed and Blumenthal tour border detention facilities

Jul. 19, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Senators from Rhode Island and Connecticut are part of a group of Democrats visiting border detention facilities in Texas. U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, of Rhode Island, and Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut, are among the 13 Democrats planning to visit McAllen, Texas on Friday. Vice...

Editorials from around New England

Jul. 19, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT No disguising ugliness of Trump comments Connecticut Post July 17 Even at this late date, four years after he launched his presidential campaign in a spasm of xenophobia, there's a desire on the part of many Americans to believe that racism from the president of...

Passengers on Southwest flight get Nintendo Switch

Jul. 19, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight got more than a small bottle of water when they boarded their plane. They received a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the digital version of the "Super Mario Maker 2" game to enjoy as Flight 2246 traveled from Dallas to San Diego on...