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Sam Mayer makes last-lap pass and wins Xfinity race in Texas by .002 seconds over Ryan Sieg

Apr. 13, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sam Mayer made a last-lap pass and held on to win by a matter of inches and less than a second ahead of Ryan Sieg at Texas Motor Speedway in one of the closest finishes in NASCAR Xfinity Series history on Saturday. Mayer was high against the outside wall...

William Byron is back in Texas with more big wins since getting Hendrick's 300th there last fall

Apr. 13, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When William Byron first met Rick Hendrick a decade ago, the teenager who had learned racing on a computer wasn't all that confident how things would work out as he revealed his goal to drive one day for the NASCAR team owner. There is certainly no lack of...

Kyle Larson is on the pole for the 3rd NASCAR Cup race in a row, this time in Texas

Apr. 13, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson will be the pole sitter for the third NASCAR Cup race in a row after a fast lap of 190.369 mph in qualifying Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. This is the 250th pole ever for Hendrick Motorsports and the team's fourth in a row. That stretch...

Texas' diversity, equity and inclusion ban has led to more than 100 job cuts at state universities

Apr. 13, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A ban on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in higher education has led to more than 100 job cuts across university campuses in Texas, a hit echoed or anticipated in numerous other states where lawmakers are rolling out similar policies during an important election...

Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born

Apr. 12, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One is an erratic billionaire entrepreneur and self-declared free-speech absolutist, prone to profanity-laden rants against “wokeness” and obsessed with making humanity a multi-planetary species. The other is an iconoclastic Latin American leader...

1 dead and 13 injured in semitrailer crash at a Texas public safety office, with the driver jailed

Apr. 12, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A Texas semitrailer driver rammed a stolen 18-wheeler through the front of a public safety building where his renewal for a commercial driver’s license had been rejected, killing one person and injuring 13 others, authorities said Friday. The intentional...

Noncitizen voting isn't an issue in federal elections, regardless of conspiracy theories. Here's why

Apr. 12, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump turned to one of his favorite themes on Friday — the specter of immigrants improperly voting in federal elections. House Speaker Mike Johnson came to the former president's Florida compound to announce that he would introduce a bill to stop those who are not citizens...

Driver who smashed semitrailer into Texas public safety building was denied commercial driver’s license there Thursday

Apr. 12, 2024 16:30 PM EDT
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Driver who smashed semitrailer into Texas public safety building was denied commercial driver’s license there Thursday.

A semitrailer that smashed into Texas public safety office was stolen in apparent 'intentional' crash, lawmaker says

Apr. 12, 2024 14:41 PM EDT
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A semitrailer that smashed into Texas public safety office was stolen in apparent 'intentional' crash, lawmaker says.

A tractor-trailer crashed into a public safety office building in Texas, resulting in multiple injuries, authorities say

Apr. 12, 2024 13:20 PM EDT
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer crashed into a public safety office building in Texas, resulting in multiple injuries, authorities say.