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Lawsuit challenges new Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Jun. 25, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block Louisiana’s new law that requires the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom, a measure they contend is unconstitutional. Plaintiffs in the suit include parents of Louisiana...

How memorable debate moments are made: on the fly, rehearsed — and sometimes without a word uttered

Jun. 25, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It could be a well-rehearsed zinger or an offhand, too-loud sigh. Notable moments from past presidential debates demonstrate how the candidates' words and body language can make them look especially relatable or hopelessly out-of-touch. They also can showcase...

Texas baseball coach Pierce out after 8 seasons before Longhorns move into powerhouse SEC

Jun. 25, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas parted ways with baseball coach David Pierce on Monday after eight seasons in which the Longhorns won the Big 12 three times but made only three appearances in the College World Series. The Longhorns’ best season under Pierce was in 2021, when they...

Tennessee earns first national title in baseball with 6-5 win over Texas A&M

Jun. 25, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tony Vitello jumped into the stands to share a group hug with the legion of Tennessee fans who invaded Omaha. His players ran a lap around the warning track high-fiving them. Kavares Tears squatted in right field taking in the moment with a towel over his eyes. ...

Tennessee earns first national title in baseball with 6-5 win over Texas A&M

Jun. 24, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Christian Moore hit a leadoff homer, Dylan Dreiling went deep for the third time in three games and Tennessee won its first national championship in baseball with a 6-5 victory over Texas A&M on Monday night in Game 3 of the College World Series finals. The...

Lawsuit challenges new Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Jun. 24, 2024 23:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block Louisiana’s new law that requires the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom, a measure they contend is unconstitutional. Plaintiffs in the suit include parents of Louisiana...

Judge sets $10 million bond for Venezuelan man accused of killing a 12-year-old Houston girl

Jun. 24, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge in Texas set bond of $10 million Monday for an undocumented Venezuelan man accused of killing a 12-year-old Houston girl whose body was found in a creek after she disappeared during a walk to a convenience store. Franklin Jose Peña Ramos, 26, is one of two...

Infant mortality rate rose 8% in wake of Texas abortion ban, study shows

Jun. 24, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

In the wake of Texas' abortion ban, the state's infant death rate increased and more died of birth defects, a study published Monday shows. The analysis out of Johns Hopkins University is the latest research to find higher infant mortality rates in states with abortion restrictions....

Police ask Texas prosecutors to treat attempted drowning of 3-year-old child as a hate crime

Jun. 24, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman allegedly tried to drown a 3-year-old at an apartment complex pool in suburban Dallas after making racist remarks toward the child's mother in a case investigators are asking to be treated as a hate crime, a police spokeswoman said Monday. Elizabeth...

Why are the Texas Rangers the only MLB team without a Pride Night?

Jun. 24, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

All but one of the 30 of the Major League Baseball teams are hosting Pride Nights this season, most during Pride Month, which celebrates and supports LGBTQ+ culture and rights. The Texas Rangers are the only team without a Pride Night. They say they are committed to making everyone...