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LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 10:25 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, overwhelmingly won election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Gómez, 67, has been the conference's vice president for the past three years. He is considered a...

After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal

Nov. 12, 2019 7:43 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Nov. 11, 2019 3:26 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

Texas petrochemical plant fire environmental impact unclear

Nov. 11, 2019 6:59 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Researchers are uncertain about the environmental impact of toxic chemicals used to extinguish a three-day blaze at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility after some leaked into a busy commercial waterway. The fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company facility in Deer Park began...

Houston routs Angelo State 108-42 behind Hinton

Nov. 9, 2019 8:43 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Nate Hinton scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead six teammates in double-digit scoring and Houston routed Division II-member Angelo State 108-42 on Saturday night. Marcus Sasser scored 17 points with five 3-pointers and five assists and Quentin Grimes added 16 points for the...

Authorities say no injuries in plane crash near Houston

Nov. 9, 2019 12:30 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Harris County Sheriff's Office says there were no injuries when a small plane crashed in a field near Houston. The sheriff's office said in tweets that the pilot was the only person on board and walked away from the Saturday crash uninjured. The sheriff's office said the pilot told...

No. 23 SMU has to avoid hangover against ECU after 1st loss

Nov. 8, 2019 2:42 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — SMU's chance for its first unbeaten season since the Pony Express days got lost near Graceland and not far from Beale Street. The road for the No. 23 Mustangs in trying to represent the Group of Five in the Cotton Bowl only 25 miles from their campus got much more crowded. They will need some...

Astros president Ryan shifts to lesser role with team

Nov. 7, 2019 9:05 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane's son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a Sports Illustrated reporter and retracted a statement by the club accusing her of trying to "fabricate a...

Watson's play has Houston Texans leading AFC South

Nov. 7, 2019 5:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Texans improved to 6-3 with a win over the Jaguars before their bye week, DeAndre Hopkins was asked to make the case for Deshaun Watson to be the league's MVP. "Deshaun can make the case for himself from his play," Hopkins said. "I can't. I can get up here and say a...

US women to open Olympic qualifying in Houston in January

Nov. 7, 2019 5:02 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The World Cup champion U.S. women's team will head to Houston in January to open the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. The United States is hosting the tournament, which will take place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 9. Joining the United States in Group A is Costa Rica, Panama and Haiti. Those...