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Spurs take teens Samanic, Johnson to open NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have a long and successful history of drafting European players and stashing them overseas until both parties are ready. Croatian power forward Luka Samanic does not plan on waiting and neither does San Antonio. The Spurs selected Samanic with the 19th overall pick...

Forecasters warn of 100 plus temperatures in South Texas

Jun. 19, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — It's not yet summer, but it sure feels like it is for millions of people in South Texas, where triple-digit temperatures are forecast. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Rio Grande Valley and the Coastal Bend warning that temperatures could top 100...

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Jun. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. I have to get out of here! she screamed. Fillmore was in the Duchesne County Jail on a charge of violating...

4 family members plead guilty in Masters golf ticket scheme

Jun. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Four members of a Texas family pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges in what prosecutors called a scheme that used stolen identities to obtain tickets to the Masters golf tournament, which were then resold at a profit. Stephen Michael Freeman of Katy, Texas, appeared before a U.S....

Chicago investment firm takes majority stake in Whataburger

Jun. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An investment firm has purchased a majority stake in Whataburger as the Texas-based fast-food company seeks to expand in an increasingly competitive market. Whataburger announced Friday that the purchase by Chicago-based BDT Capital Partners should be finalized by the end of the summer...

NBA to play 2 regular-season games in Mexico City

Jun. 7, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The NBA will play two regular-season games in Mexico City during the upcoming season. The Dallas Mavericks will face the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 12 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, the NBA announced Friday. The Phoenix Suns will face the San Antonio Spurs two days later. The games will be the...

Police: 6 migrants killed in Texas SUV wreck

Jun. 6, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

ROBSTOWN, Texas (AP) — Six migrants who had crossed the U.S. border from Mexico illegally were killed and five critically injured when a sport utility vehicle that earlier fled Texas police crashed into a drainage ditch, authorities said Wednesday. The incident began about 10 p.m. Tuesday when police in...

3 dead in San Antonio home; high levels of carbon monoxide

Jun. 4, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say a man and his two children have been found dead in a house where the electricity had been off since Friday and a generator was located inside. Police say the homeowner stopped by the house late Monday after not being able to reach the 56-year-old resident or his...

The Latest: Officials say 2nd Arkansas levee wasn't breached

Jun. 1, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

PETERSBURG, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the United States (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The National Weather Service in Arkansas says a levee near the Arkansas capital city wasn't breached, and a flash flood warning for the county has been canceled. A statement released just before midnight Friday...

Census citizenship question could transform state elections

May. 31, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Computer files discovered in the home of a Republican operative who died last year contain a blueprint for how the GOP could extend its domination of legislatures in states where growing Latino populations favor Democrats and offer compelling context about a related case currently...