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'Courage' special brings author Brené Brown to Netflix

Apr. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NASHVIILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brené Brown's books on shame, vulnerability and courage have given her A-list fans like Oprah and Melinda Gates and made her a go-to leadership consultant for both Pixar and the Seattle Seahawks. But Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston's Graduate College...

Texas Tech's Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

Apr. 18, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders to the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history. Culver made the announcement Thursday, 10 days after the Red Raiders finished their season with an...

Medical examiner: Clark Gable's grandson died of overdose

Apr. 18, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A medical examiner says the grandson of actor Clark Gable died of an accidental drug overdose. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office says an autopsy found Clark James Gable III was killed by a combination of the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone, and the sedative alprazolam. It ruled his...

The Latest: Wind and outages as storms move into Mississippi

Apr. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local): 2:15 Heavy winds and power outages are being reported as a storm system moves across Louisiana and Mississippi. The National Weather Service reported gusts of 60 mph (97 kph) in Natchez, Mississippi, on Thursday...

Texas: retired Army officer, felon gets prison in guns case

Apr. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and convicted felon must serve 18 months in federal prison for having dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in Texas. Robert D. Whittington III was sentenced Thursday in Texarkana. Whittington pleaded guilty to being a felon in...

Cowboys' focus on defensive line could persist through draft

Apr. 18, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys made DeMarcus Lawrence the highest-paid player in franchise history and gave him a pass-rushing partner on the other side in a trade for Robert Quinn. Even after the two biggest offseason moves for owner/general manager Jerry Jones and company, defensive line remains...

Houston needs to improve offensive line in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the Houston Texans believe they've finally found their franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson, they want to do everything they can to make things easier on him. "As long as I'm here, I'm going to make every effort to put the pieces in place around him to help him, support him, and...

Warnings, watches issued as strong storms enter Southeast

Apr. 18, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters warned about tornadoes and other violent weather Thursday as a front that unleashed twisters and hail in the lower Midwest moved into the storm-weary Southeast. The National Weather Service issued a series of tornado warnings about a system pushing eastward across...

Ex-Texas swimmer sues over allegedly tainted vitamins

Apr. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A world champion swimmer and former University of Texas athlete is suing a Dallas-based health company claiming that its multivitamins led to her suspension from international competition. Madisyn Cox sued Cooper Concepts on Monday in state court. She says the vitamins caused a failed drug...

Central Florida cities among fastest growing in US

Apr. 18, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums. Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number of people who can fit into the city's Camping World Stadium, where college football bowl teams face off each winter....