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Correa HRs twice, Astros magic number at 1 for AL West

Sep. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa returned to the dugout after hitting his second homer Friday night, beat his chest and twice repeated the words: "I'm back." Houston's star shortstop finally looks healthy after missing 80 games with various injuries this season, great news as the Astros inch closer to the...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...

Storm-scarred Texas coast picks up after lmelda's deluge

Sep. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kids were still in classrooms as roads around them became rivers. Drivers warned to stay off highways wound up abandoning their submerged cars. Thousands of people called 911, but rescue crews found many weren't in real danger. Waters from Tropical Storm Imelda began to recede Friday, but...

AP source: Jaguars prefer to keep, not trade, Jalen Ramsey

Sep. 20, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't giving up on disgruntled defender Jalen Ramsey. The Jags would prefer to keep their star cornerback after several days of trade talks with other NFL teams, according to a person close to the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the...

The Latest: Officials say 4th death tied to Imelda floods

Sep. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man found dead in his vehicle in southeast Texas after floodwaters receded is at least the fourth person to have died in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda. Police in Beaumont said the body of 47-year-old...

Baylor gets history lesson before playing old SWC rival Rice

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Baylor and Rice spent eight decades together in the old Southwest Conference, though their meetings have become much more sporadic since the end of that league. The Big 12's Bears (2-0) wrap up non-conference play Saturday with only their third trip to historic Rice Stadium in the past 24...

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

Through 2 games, Texans receivers are a strength of the team

Sep. 19, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In the final month of last season injuries had decimated Houston's receivers to the point that DeAndre Hopkins was just about Deshaun Watson's only viable target. Fast forward to this season and Watson is in a much different situation as quarterback of a team that not only has Hopkins, but...

CORRECTS: Official: More than 1,000 people have had to be rescued or evacuated in the flooded Houston area

Sep. 19, 2019 3:24 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — CORRECTS: Official: More than 1,000 people have had to be rescued or evacuated in the flooded Houston area. (Corrects APNewsAlert to clarify that officials say the 1,000 figure also includes people who have had to be evacuated, not just rescued.)