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Wisconsin governor says he would mull mandatory gun buybacks

Sep. 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday that he would consider requiring assault weapon owners to sell such guns back to the government, sparking an instant backlash from Republican legislators. The GOP's top leaders said Evers finally revealed what they believe is Democrats' true goal...

The Latest: Texas governor declares disaster due to floods

Sep. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Gov. Greg Abbott has declared 13 counties disaster areas after heavy rain and flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda swamped parts of Southeast Texas. Abbott on Thursday announced the disaster...

'It's bad': Hundreds of water rescues as Imelda soaks Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda unleashed torrential rain Thursday in parts of Texas, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures as the powerful storm system drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Although the amount of predicted...

Fertitta: Working both sides of sports bets not a slam dunk

Sep. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tilman Fertitta has looked at sports betting from both sides now: as the owner of a professional basketball team, as well as the owner of casinos that take bets on the sport (just not on his own team). But far from reaping a bonanza from working both sides of the street, Fertitta...

The Latest: GOP rips Evers for considering gun buybacks

Sep. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' gun control bills (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The Legislature's top two Republicans say Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants to take people's guns away. Evers said during a news conference Thursday that he would consider mandatory buybacks for...

Texas governor to speak at T. Boone Pickens' Dallas funeral

Sep. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Speakers at a funeral in Dallas for T. Boone Pickens will include Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. The service for family and friends will be Thursday afternoon at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The public can view the service from a hall in the church and...

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

Sep. 19, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. "We've made it through and everyone is safe," Premier David Burt said. "That's what...

Next-generation F-35 fighter jets go to National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Air National Guard is due to take delivery of the first two of what will become 20 F-35 fighter aircrafts, the first guard unit to receive the next-generation fighter. The aircraft will be based at the Burlington International Airport and are being flown to Vermont on...

Oklahoma State looks to win again at Texas in Big 12 opener

Sep. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

Some things to watch on the fourth Saturday of Big 12 Conference play: GAME OF THE WEEK Oklahoma State at No. 12 Texas. The Cowboys (3-0) have won their last five games in Austin, something no other opponent has ever done. The Big 12 opener for both teams Saturday night is another prime-time nationally televised...

Gustafson chronicles her pro basketball journey for the AP

Sep. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — I have been playing the game of basketball since I was basically in diapers. For some reason, even back then I thought that putting an orange ball in a basket was quite entertaining. Fast forward about twenty-two years and this still rings true. I am currently living out my dreams as a...