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Electric vehicle company picks Oklahoma for assembly plant

Jun. 17, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Los Angeles-based electric vehicle company Canoo announced Thursday it has selected Pryor, Oklahoma, for its U.S. manufacturing facility, which is expected to employ 2,000 people. The company plans to build its factory on a 400-acre campus at the...

Police: Fatal Austin mass shooting arose from a teenage feud

Jun. 16, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

A deadly weekend mass shooting in Austin’s famed entertainment district arose from a feud between two groups of Central Texas teenagers, according to a police affidavit filed Wednesday. Harker Heights High School student Jeremiah Tabb, 17, was...

Police: 1 killed, 5 wounded in Baltimore shooting

Jun. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — One person was killed and five others were wounded Wednesday when gunmen walked up a street and opened fire on a Baltimore block from an intersection, the city's police commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Harrison said that the shooting erupted in a...

Analysis: Breaking down the College World Series teams

Jun. 15, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches’ records through super regionals): NORTH CAROLINA STATE (35-18) ...

2nd arrest made in deadly downtown Austin mass shooting

Jun. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police made a second arrest Monday in a weekend shooting that killed a man and left more than a dozen more people wounded after gunfire rang out on in a busy, downtown Austin entertainment district. Officers arrested a 17-year-old boy at Harker...

Father, son charged with storming Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

Jun. 14, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The FBI on Friday arrested an Iowa man and his adult son after they discussed on social media their involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, court records show. Daryl Johnson, 50, of St. Ansgar and 29-year-old Daniel Johnson of...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 14, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Only authentic artifacts to remember the Alamo Immortalized by a battle, the Alamo is destined to always be a site of contention. Sitting on the eastern edge of downtown San Antonio, the 18th-century...

No. 2 Texas completes sweep of South Florida for CWS berth

Jun. 14, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Trey Faltine drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and Cam Williams hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning after walking his first four times up and scoring three times as No. 2 overall seed Texas breezed into the College World Series with a 12-4 victory over...

Man, 25, dies after downtown Austin shooting that wounded 14

Jun. 13, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man has died from his injuries following a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin street that left more than a dozen people injured, police said Sunday. Douglas John Kantor, 25, who was hospitalized with critical gunshot wounds following the...

Kennedy, Texas top USF 4-3; 1 win from CWS berth

Jun. 13, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eric Kennedy hit a two-out walk-off double and Texas beat South Florida 4-3 on Saturday in the first game of the best-of-3 Austin Super Regional. The Longhorns can clinch a trip to the College World Series on Sunday with another win over USF. ...