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The sign for Tyler Technologies is seen outside the company's offices, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Plano, Texas. The major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments, including the online publishing of election results, has told customers that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and IT systems. Plano, Texas-based Tyler Technologies told customers in an email that it discovered the breach and contacted law enforcement and enlisted outside cybersecurity help. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Hacked software provider won't say if ransomware involved

Sep. 24, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments —including posting election data online— said the impact appeared limited and there is no reason to believe its customers...

Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate a win over the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tampa Bay momentum over Dallas into back-to-back Cup games

Sep. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars have to fix some things in a hurry, or this Stanley Cup Final could be over quickly. After consecutive games with three-goal periods, Tampa Bay has all of the momentum and a 2-1 series lead. This most unusual Stanley Cup is now headed into the first back-to-back games in a final since 2009 and...

An ultralight aircraft sits mangled along Interstate 14 and the East Central Texas Expressway in front of Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Two people were killed in the accident, authorities said. (Thaddeus Imerman/The Killeen Daily Herald via AP)

2 dead after ultralight aircraft crashes on Texas interstate

Sep. 24, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) — Two men died after their ultralight aircraft crashed on an interstate in front of a hospital in Central Texas on Thursday, authorities said. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Bryan Washko said a 911 call came in about 11 a.m. that a plane had gone down on Interstate 14...

Houston sampling wastewater to track spread of COVID-19

Sep. 24, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Results from a program that’s testing Houston’s wastewater to monitor the local spread of the coronavirus have shown that it could be a faster way of detecting outbreaks in the nation’s fourth-largest city, officials said Thursday. Since May, the city and scientists from...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) jogs off the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Still ticking: "Big Ben" to set franchise mark vs. Texans

Sep. 24, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randy Fichtner watched the big kid with the strong arm and the sense of invincibility that is the province of the very young and immediately grew worried. So Fichter, then the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterbacks coach, suggested to Ben Roethlisberger that he might want to think about...

Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley, right, fistbumps a player on the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Duke, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Nell Redmond/Pool Photo via AP)

Hafley, Jurkovec to make home debuts for Boston College

Sep. 24, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Alumni Stadium will be empty when new Boston College coach Jeff Hafley and quarterback Phil Jurkovec get their first look at a game day in Chestnut Hill. But if things keep going like this, they’ll be around for a lot more. BC began the Hafley era with a 26-6 victory over Duke last...

This undated image taken from video provided by attorney Susan Otto shows Christopher Vialva in the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. Otto, the lawyer for Vialva, the first Black inmate set to die in a series of federal executions this year says race played a central role in landing him on death row for slaying a white couple from Iowa. Otto says just one juror was Black and 11 white at Vialva's 2000 federal trial in western Texas. Vialva's execution is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Susan Otto via AP)

Lawyer: Case of Black inmate set to die reveals racial bias

Sep. 24, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The lawyer for the first Black inmate scheduled to die this year as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions says race played a central role in landing her client on death row for slaying a young white Iowa couple and burning them in the trunk of...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Waco, Texas.   Aranda will make his delayed debut as Baylor's coach in a quickly arranged and unexpected reunion of old Southwest Conference rivals. Baylor and Houston open this pandemic-altered season Saturday, Sept. 19,  with their first meeting since the SWC’s final season in 1995.  (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

Dave Aranda set for long-awaited Baylor debut against Kansas

Sep. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda's off-and-on wait for his debut as Baylor coach may finally be over. To say nothing of what his players have been through with the COVID-19-related cancellations of two non-conference games, forcing the Big 12 opener against Kansas on Saturday to be the first game of any kind...

Texas' Sam Ehlinger (11) throws a pass against UTEP during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Ehlinger and No. 8 Texas open Big 12 play at Texas Tech

Sep. 24, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

No. 8 Texas (1-0) at Texas Tech (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX). Line: Texas by 18. Series record: Texas leads 52-17. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Texas needs a quick start in the Big 12 as the Longhorns chase their first league crown since 2009. Texas looked good in its season opener but can't afford an early...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers look to stay unbeaten as winless Texans visit

Sep. 24, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pieces to compete for a Super Bowl are all there. The Pittsburgh Steelers are sure of it, just as they have been for most of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's career. It's the main reason the 38-year-old came back from right elbow surgery this season rather than retire. And through two...