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Prescott says calf injury not an issue as Cowboys enter bye

Oct. 18, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott promised not to miss any time after straining his right calf on the touchdown pass in overtime that gave the Dallas Cowboys their first win at New England since 1987. The star quarterback believes he can deliver on that vow because the...

Nebraska launches ad campaign with $10M in CARES Act cash

Oct. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is launching a new, $10 million ad campaign using federal coronavirus relief money to try to lure people from other states and fill jobs amid a severe worker shortage, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday. Ricketts unveiled a 104-second ad...

Texas sued as GOP closes in on passing redrawn US House maps

Oct. 18, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Taking Texas to court again over voting laws, civil rights groups sued Monday over redrawn U.S. House districts that they allege thwart the political strength of a booming Latino population that is driving the state's explosive growth. The federal...

Houston Holocaust survivor given France's Legion of Honor

Oct. 18, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An 88-year-old Holocaust survivor from Houston who has spent decades educating people on the genocide of Jews during World War II has been honored by France. The Houston Chronicle reports that Ruth Steinfeld was awarded the Legion of Honor, France's...

Biden team asks Supreme Court to pause Texas abortion law

Oct. 18, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to block the Texas law banning most abortions, while the fight over the measure's constitutionality plays out in the courts. The administration also took the unusual step of telling the justices they...

Denton Guyer drops out of Texas prep top 10 after 1st loss

Oct. 18, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine and’s high school rankings after Week 8, distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 6A Rank School (Record) Week 8 Prv rank 1 Austin Westlake (7-0) W: Buda Hays, 77-0 1...

Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; UCLA, Kansas next

Oct. 18, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. Mark Few’s Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around....

Turnovers by Mills doom Texans to fifth straight loss

Oct. 18, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans hoped Davis Mills would take another step forward Sunday against Indianapolis to help them snap a four-game skid. Instead, the rookie quarterback threw two interceptions after halftime to doom the Texans to another embarrassing loss. ...

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas law banning most abortions

Oct. 18, 2021 13:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas law banning most abortions.

US says Guantanamo detainee can pen letter about torture

Oct. 18, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will allow a Guantanamo Bay detainee to provide information to Polish officials about his torture in CIA custody following the 9/11 attacks. The decision from the Biden administration was included in a letter government...