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Rice a ready-made remedy for No. 12 Texas

Sep. 13, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After losing a tough game to LSU with its secondary taking a beating in the process, Texas needs a rebound win before heading into the Big 12 schedule. Hello, Rice. If ever there was a program to be teed up for Texas (1-1), it's the small private school in Houston. The Owls are among...

Austin to be first US city to fund abortion support services

Sep. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion advocates said Thursday that Texas' capital of Austin has become the first city in the nation to provide funding toward logistical services for abortion access. The move comes as several states passed sweeping abortion bans this year, and after Planned Parenthood pulled out of...

3D gun company founder gets probation in underage sex case

Sep. 12, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The founder of a Texas company that sells plans for making untraceable 3D printed guns has been sentenced to seven years of probation for having sex with an underage girl. Cody Wilson was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in August to injury to a child after initially facing sexual...

Schools chief hired after cheating scandal won't be rehired

Sep. 9, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's school board won't renew the contract of the superintendent who was hired to lead the district in the aftermath of a cheating scandal in which 11 former educators were convicted. Board Chairman Jason Esteves announced Monday that the board told Superintendent Meria Carstarphen...

Texas says internal review found no more admissions fraud

Sep. 9, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas said Monday an internal review of athletics admissions after the school was snared in a national bribery scandal found no additional cases of students fraudulently awarded entry. Texas said it reviewed more than 800 athletes enrolled from summer 2012 to spring...

Lawsuit alleges Texas school district kept losing student

Sep. 8, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — The family of a 7-year-old Central Texas girl has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging her former school district kept losing her by putting her on a bus when she should have stayed on campus for an after-school program. KXAN-TV in Austin reports the girl's mother, Candy...

Burrow's 4 TD passes lead LSU over Texas 45-38

Sep. 8, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Joe Burrow was nearly perfect in the second half against Texas. He had to be. With Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger matching him nearly blow for blow, Burrow and No. 6 LSU's new, wide-open offense could afford to make no mistakes. They didn't, and Burrow delivered all the big throws...

2 Singaporeans among California boat fire victims

Sep. 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the vessel, killing 34 people off California's wind-swept...

Texas-LSU will measure if Longhorns are really back

Sep. 6, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last time Texas faced an SEC opponent, the Longhorns romped and quarterback Sam Ehlinger roared: "We're back!" Fast forward nine months and the biggest game in Austin in more than a decade will measure just how far they've come. And maybe how far they still have to go. And unlike...

Newly hired scientist for California among boat fire victims

Sep. 5, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

Aboard were respected scientists, engineers, free spirits and parents with their teenage and adult children — all brought together over a passion for scuba diving. Two divers were celebrating their birthdays. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the...