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Comedian Bob Newhart, deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, dies at 94

Jul. 18, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Newhart, the deadpan accountant-turned-comedian who became one of the most popular TV stars of his time after striking gold with a classic comedy album, has died at 94. Jerry Digney, Newhart's publicist, says the actor died Thursday in Los Angeles after a...

Dodgers and Cubs open 2025 MLB season in Tokyo March 18, rest of league starts March 27

Jul. 18, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Shohei Ohtani will open the 2025 season in Tokyo against the Chicago Cubs on March 18 and the Athletics will start the home portion of their first season in Sacramento against the Cubs on March 31. All 30 teams are scheduled for March 27,...

City council approves a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark — and the existing site's transformation

Jul. 18, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are on track to get a long-sought new ballpark following a city council vote Thursday on a major redevelopment project that also guarantees the team will stay where it is for at least 30 years. The ballpark is part of a broader $6.5...

Crown Castle: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — HOUSTON (AP) — Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The Houston-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $704...

Kinder Morgan: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — HOUSTON (AP) — Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $575 million. On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of 26 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 25 cents per share. ...

Anger over Houston power outages after Beryl has repair crews facing threats from some residents

Jul. 16, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Drawn guns. Thrown rocks. Threatening messages. Houston’s prolonged outages following Hurricane Beryl has some fed-up and frustrated residents taking out their anger on repair workers who are trying to restore power across the city. The threats and confrontations...

Texas governor criticizes Houston energy as utility says power will be mostly restored by Wednesday

Jul. 15, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The majority of Houston outages that followed Hurricane Beryl should be fixed within the next two days, the city’s main utility company said Monday as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to punish CenterPoint Energy even after the lights come back. The Texas...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demands answers as customers remain without power after Beryl

Jul. 14, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With around 270,000 homes and businesses still without power in the Houston area almost a week after Hurricane Beryl hit Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said he's demanding an investigation into the response of the utility that serves the area as well as answers about its...

After Beryl, Houston-area farmers pull together to face unique challenges

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

PORTER, Texas (AP) — Hurricanes cause trouble for everyone, but farmers have a whole other list of problems. Beryl has been no exception: Over the past week, the storm damaged crops, soaked rabbits and chickens, terrified goats, put horses at risk of developing colic and left cows...

Minnesota United snaps six-match losing streak in 1-1 draw with Dynamo

Jul. 13, 2024 23:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Robin Lod scored midway through the second half, but Houston's Sebastián Ferreira answered with a late goal to help the Houston Dynamo earn a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United on Saturday night. Minnesota United (8-9-6) didn't get the victory but picked up a point to...