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Houston man charged with pepper-spraying US Capitol police

Jul. 23, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man was arrested Friday and charged with multiple counts from the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, including pepper-spraying police. Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., say Andrew Quentin Taake, 32, was arrested Friday after police...

New commissioners thrust into conference realignment chaos

Jul. 23, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conference realignment is back on the table in college sports just as three Power Five conferences are breaking in relatively new commissioners. While the Big 12 is trying to keep Oklahoma and Texas from being poached by the Southeastern Conference,...

Man accused in deadly Texas standoff faces federal charge

Jul. 23, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

LEVELLAND, Texas (AP) — A man charged in the fatal shooting of a SWAT officer in a small West Texas city during a standoff last week was charged Friday with assaulting a federal officer who responded to the scene, prosecutors said. Omar Soto-Chavira, 22, was charged...

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

Jul. 23, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A homegrown football hero and businessman supported by his longtime friend Donald Trump, Herschel Walker has an attractive profile for Republicans looking to reclaim a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. But as he decides whether to run, a more complex picture...

NFL dealing with multiple questions as training camps open

Jul. 23, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

From players getting COVID-19 vaccinations to relaxed coronavirus protocols to lineup issues, particularly at quarterback, the NFL faces a multitude of questions as training camps open. At least in 2021 there is the knowledge — and lessons learned — from completing...

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo

Jul. 23, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it. It said his appointment with U.S. immigration services about his application to join the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the one he had been waiting on...

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

Jul. 23, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career. He’s a business owner whose chicken products are distributed...

Evacuation order lifted after chemical leak at Texas plant

Jul. 23, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — An evacuation order has been lifted in an industrial area of a Houston-area city following a chemical release earlier in the week. Dow Chemical said Thursday there's “no longer a risk of community impact” in areas surrounding its chemical...

Police: Armed person stole ambulance with patient inside

Jul. 23, 2021 05:15 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An armed suspect stole an ambulance early Friday while a patient and a firefighter were inside, Houston police said. The suspect is accused of running the ambulance off the road, the department said in a series of tweets. Then, a firefighter behind the...

AP source: Big 12 leaders discuss how to keep Texas and OU

Jul. 23, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Big 12 leaders held a call without Texas and Oklahoma on Thursday to discuss how to keep the league's flagship schools from bolting to the Southeastern Conference — and contingency plans to survive without them. “There was no panic,” a person...