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Suit claims 'pathogen soup' let amoeba thrive at Texas park

Apr. 17, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — The mother of a New Jersey man who died of a rare "brain-eating amoeba" after visiting a Texas surf resort has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the water park. Health officials say testing found evidence of the rare but deadly amoeba at one of the four attractions at the BSR Cable...

Baylor women might not have to wait 7 years for next title

Apr. 9, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kim Mulkey and Baylor might not have to wait another seven years to win another national championship. The Lady Bears have already gotten some good news looking ahead to Mulkey's 20th season as their head coach, with word Monday night that senior-to-be Lauren Cox won't need surgery after...

Baylor's Cox won't need knee surgery after title game injury

Apr. 8, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor junior post Lauren Cox has a sprained MCL with bone bruising in her left knee and won't need surgery after getting hurt in the national championship game. Cox had an MRI and an examination Monday after Baylor's on-campus celebration of its third national title. The school said...

Baylor women return home with 3rd national title trophy

Apr. 8, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown walked in carrying the national championship trophy, with Chloe Jackson right by her side. Baylor's two departing players, one who got to Baylor as a highly touted freshman and the other a graduate transfer who wanted to win a title, led the Lady Bears into their home arena...

'Easy to coach' - Fun for Baylor all the way to Final Four

Apr. 3, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

There are times when Kim Mulkey — an intense, championship-winning point guard who is just as intense as a coach — will be challenging her Baylor players or getting on them about something when one of the young guards suddenly lightens the mood in the locker room. "In the middle of it, DiDi...

Prosecutors drop all charges in deadly Waco biker shootout

Apr. 2, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — No one will be convicted or otherwise held accountable for the 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco restaurant parking lot that left nine people dead and at least 20 injured, prosecutors in Central Texas said Tuesday. In a statement announcing all charges will be dropped in...

Judge orders release of documents in Baylor assault cases

Mar. 28, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday that a law firm must turn over thousands of records that lawyers believe will give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students. Judge Robert Pitman said in his order that Philadelphia-based...

Kalani Brown faces final chance for Final Four with Baylor

Mar. 28, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown has a long list of accomplishments at Baylor, with Big 12 regular-season titles and NCAA Tournament trips in each of her four seasons. The 6-foot-7 senior center also has plenty of well-deserved individual awards. "There's only one thing to check off my list ... that's the...

Baylor women 11th Sweet 16 in row after beating Cal 102-63

Mar. 26, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Talk about a sweet recipe for No. 1 overall seed Baylor — defense, rebounding and depth. Add it all together and the perennial Big 12 champion Lady Bears are going to their 11th consecutive women's NCAA Sweet 16 after another lopsided win over California. "You've just got a bunch...

Half the Sweet 16 is set in women's NCAA Tournament

Mar. 25, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight invitations to the Sweet 16 have been delivered and the other eight will be decided Monday night. UConn's back in the regional semifinals for the 26th consecutive year. The Huskies had to work for it as pesky Buffalo rallied from a 24-point, third-quarter deficit to get within eight...