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Multiple injuries, arrest made after semitrailer crashes into public safety office in Texas

Apr. 12, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

A suspect is in custody after a commercial vehicle crashed into a Texas Department of Public Safety office in a rural town west of Houston on Friday, seriously injuring several people, according the agency. Texas DPS officials said in a social media post on X that the crash happened...

Houston police reviewing if DNA tests could have helped in thousands of dropped cases

Apr. 11, 2024 21:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police said Thursday that they are still reviewing if DNA testing in connection with thousands of sexual assault and sex crime cases that were dropped due to staffing issues could have led officers to potential suspects and possible arrests. The more than...

Environmentalists protest as Biden administration approves huge oil export terminal off Texas coast

Apr. 11, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that environmentalists called a betrayal, the Biden administration has approved the construction of a deepwater oil export terminal off the Texas coast that would be the largest of its kind in the United States. The Sea Port Oil Terminal being developed...

Judge dismisses lawsuits filed against rapper Drake over deadly Astroworld concert

Apr. 11, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Hip-hop artist Drake has been dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston in which 10 people were killed, a judge has ruled. Drake was a special guest of rap superstar Travis Scott, who had headlined the festival. He performed with...

Astros left-hander Framber Valdez put on injured list with elbow inflammation

Apr. 09, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Houston Astros left-hander Framber Valdez was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of elbow inflammation as manager Joe Espada said he hoped the pitcher will miss only a couple of starts. “He’s going to need some time to recover,” Espada...

Texas Attorney General sues to stop guaranteed income program for Houston-area residents

Apr. 09, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ attorney general filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to stop a guaranteed income program set to start this month for Houston-area residents. The program by Harris County, where Houston is located, is set to provide “no-strings-attached” $500 monthly cash...

Klay Thompson scores 32 points as Stephen Curry rests, Warriors beat stumbling Jazz 118-110

Apr. 07, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson found his offensive groove in a hurry, even on the toughest of shots with a defender in his face. Thompson scored 32 points and the Golden State Warriors ran away from the undermanned Utah Jazz early on the way to a 118-110 victory Sunday night....

An engine cover on a Southwest Airlines plane rips off, forcing the flight to return to Denver

Apr. 07, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet returned to Denver Sunday morning after the engine cover fell off and struck the wing flap during takeoff, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Boeing 737 landed safely, and the passengers headed to Houston were being put onto...

Irving scores 48, Exum forces OT with buzzer-beating 3 as Mavs rally past Rockets 147-136

Apr. 07, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 48 points, Dante Exum forced overtime with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 22 points down for a 147-136 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Luka Doncic had 37 points, 12 assists and nine...

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson edges UConn's Dan Hurley for AP coach of the year

Apr. 05, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

There was a moment during the NCAA Tournament, when top-seeded Houston was well on its way to a 40-point rout of No. 16 seed Longwood, that helps to capture why the Cougars have become so dominant under Kelvin Sampson. It was late in the game, and Mylik Wilson was late closing out on...