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Texas deputy shoots man sought on Florida felony warrants

Sep. 16, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Officials say a North Texas deputy has shot and killed a man sought on multiple felony warrants from Florida. A Denton County Sheriff's Office spokesman says deputies were trying to arrest the man shortly before 6 p.m. Monday at a house in a rural area near Sanger, about 50 miles (80...

Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

Sep. 16, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made the state wealthier and warning that the gains could disappear if the proposal knows as the Green New Deal takes...

Texas Tech QB Bowman will miss games with shoulder injury

Sep. 16, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech sophomore quarterback Alan Bowman will miss games because of a shoulder injury. Coach Matt Wells said Monday that Bowman "will miss several weeks" because of the injury sustained in a 28-14 loss at Arizona. The first-year Red Raiders coach didn't elaborate on the timing or...

Florida lawmakers open latest debate over mass killings

Sep. 16, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state with a painful history of gun violence, Florida lawmakers swiftly condemned shootings that claimed 31 lives earlier this summer in Texas and Ohio. Florida's state Senate leader said he wanted to get to the root of the problem and assigned a legislative committee to draft...

Bench argument, failed 2-point try, another loss for Jaguars

Sep. 16, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's been a rough couple of weeks for Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone. He lost quarterback Nick Foles for at least two months in the season opener, allowed his defensive staff to get "too cute" against high-powered Kansas City, was involved in a sideline argument with star...

Dak Prescott spreading the wealth in hot start for Cowboys

Sep. 16, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys receivers and tight ends have seven touchdown catches through two games, the same number of TDs the entire offense had in the first five games last year. Dak Prescott's hot start has plenty to do with depth at positions that looked promising in the preseason, and have...

Psychiatrist: Man accused of killing 6 controlled by voices

Sep. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A forensic psychiatrist told jurors Monday that a man accused of fatally shooting six members of his ex-wife's family near Houston in 2014 wasn't responsible for his actions because of severe mental illness that made him believe voices in his head telling him to carry out the killings....

Trial of cop who killed black man in home to stay in Dallas

Sep. 16, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed black neighbor inside his apartment will be held in the city. State District Judge Tammy Kemp on Monday rejected a motion from Amber Guyger's lawyers seeking to move her trial for the killing of Botham Jean to...

Activists seek police video of black man arrested, tethered

Sep. 16, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Protesters marched to demand the release of police body camera footage showing the arrest of a homeless black man who was tethered with a rope and paraded through a Texas city by white officers on horseback. Images shared online of the two Galveston police officers leading Donald...

Tent courtrooms open to process migrants waiting in Mexico

Sep. 16, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tent courtrooms opened Monday in two Texas border cities to help process thousands of migrants who are being forced by the Trump administration to wait in Mexico while their requests for asylum wind through clogged immigration courts. The court in Laredo opened with a judge who appeared...