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D'backs tie franchise record with 21 hits, beat Rangers 19-4

Jul. 18, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Escobar and his Arizona teammates jumped all over Texas' pitchers en route to a record tying night. Escobar homered twice, and the Diamondbacks' red-hot bats tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 21 hits while thumping the Texas Rangers 19-4. The 19 runs were...

Asylum ban may further strain immigrant detention facilities

Jul. 17, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained U.S. immigration detention centers and makeshift holding areas. Photos and video of Vice President Mike Pence's visit...

National champion Baylor women add 2nd graduate transfer

Jul. 17, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor has added a second graduate transfer, with Erin DeGrate returning home to finish her college career after the past two seasons at Texas Tech. The addition of DeGrate comes after the Lady Bears last week added graduate transfer Te'a Cooper, a guard from South...

Fine at UNT: Mean Green, Marshall preseason picks in C-USA

Jul. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — North Texas senior quarterback Mason Fine has been tabbed as the preseason Conference USA offensive player of the year, and the Mean Green have been picked as the overwhelming favorite to win the West Division this season. Marshall was the East Division favorite in the preseason poll...

The Latest: Trump calls effort to impeach him 'ridiculous'

Jul. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House Democrat's effort to impeachment President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:42 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling a derailed effort to impeach him the "most ridiculous project I've ever been involved in." Trump is responding to Wednesday's vote after landing in...

Mercury keep Wings winless on the road, 69-64

Jul. 17, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 33.9 seconds left, and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Wednesday. Griner made a hook shot in the lane to give Phoenix a 65-64 lead. After Kaela Davis was off on a 3-pointer, DeWanna Bonner sank two...

Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policy

Jul. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors,...

3 cling to tree, rescued, after boat sinks in Texas lake

Jul. 17, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a man and his two children have been rescued from a Dallas-area lake after their boat sank and they were found clinging to upper branches of a partly submerged tree. Dallas Fire-Rescue officials say emergency personnel in a boat responded around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Ray...

Texan accused of theft, donations returned for store credit

Jul. 17, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas volunteer with a Christmas program benefiting children of incarcerated parents has been charged with stealing donations and returning them for store credit or gift cards. Charabe Melody Allison of Lorena was arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of theft of more than $100 from...

Suit: Poor monitoring enabled Texas inmate to blind himself

Jul. 17, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man alleges in a federal lawsuit that the state psychiatric prison where he was held was deliberately understaffed and that this prevented anyone from stopping him from using a plastic spoon to blind himself during a psychiatric episode. The Houston Chronicle reports that Miguel...