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Houston Democrat joins US Senate race against GOP's Cornyn

Jul. 18, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston city councilwoman says she's running for U.S. Senate in 2020, becoming the latest Democratic challenger vying to take on Republican Sen. John Cornyn. Amanda Edwards launched her campaign Thursday with a video in which she appeals to people who have been told to wait their turn...

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...

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...

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...

UCF picked to win American title for 3rd straight season

Jul. 16, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Central Florida has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference and face Memphis in the championship game for a third straight season. UCF was the top choice among media members to win the East Division and the league when the American released its preseason poll Tuesday at...

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Jul. 15, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago. That massive workforce stretched across the U.S. and included engineers, scientists, mechanics, technicians, pilots, divers, seamstresses, secretaries and more who worked...

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

Verlander, Altuve lead Astros to 12-4 win over Rangers

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander shook off a shaky first inning with the help of his rookie shortstop. The result was a four-game series split for the Houston Astros against the Texas Rangers that felt like much more. The eight-time All-Star followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings...

Astros with 2 in 11th beat Texas 7-6, avoid 3rd loss in row

Jul. 14, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While Jose Altuve had the tiebreaking two-out double in the 11th inning, he gave most of the credit to George Springer for putting the Houston Astros ahead for good. Springer scored from first base and Altuve then came home on a single by Myles Straw as the AL West-leading Astros...

Rangers rally from 4 down to beat Astros 9-8 on Santana hit

Jul. 13, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Danny Santana had already hit one of the five home runs by the Texas Rangers. With a chance to win the game with two outs in the ninth inning, he lined a ball up the middle and then saw Houston center fielder George Springer on a full sprint toward the ball. "When I saw Springer...