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'Heat dome' leads to sweltering temperatures in Mexico, Central America and US South

May. 23, 2024 11:07 AM EDT

Extreme heat in Mexico, Central America and parts of the U.S. South has left millions of people in sweltering temperatures, strained energy grids and resulted in iconic Howler monkeys in Mexico dropping dead from trees. Meteorologists say the conditions have been caused by what some...

Carson Benge has 3 hits, strikes out 10 to lead Oklahoma State past Texas Tech 7-2 in Big 12

May. 23, 2024 01:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carson Benge pitched effectively into the seventh inning with 10 strikeouts and had three hits to lead second-seeded Oklahoma State to a 7-2 win over 10th-seeded Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference Tournament on Wednesday night. The Cowboys were up 4-0 and...

Connor Hujsak delivers another winner for Mississippi State in 5-3 victory over Texas A&M

May. 23, 2024 01:02 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Connor Hujsak delivered again for Mississippi State, his two-run double in the ninth inning lifting the Bulldogs to a 5-3 victory over Texas A&M at the SEC Tournament on Wednesday night. Hujsak, whose walkoff home run gave Mississippi State a 2-1 victory...

Vidourek, Cross help Cincinnati build lead that eliminates Texas in Big 12 Tournament

May. 22, 2024 21:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Landyn Vidourek hit the go-ahead single in the sixth inning and Kerrington Cross added a big three-run home run in the eighth, leading Cincinnati to an 8-7 victory over Texas on Wednesday night in a loser-out game at the Big 12 Tournament. The Bearcats sent...

Texas health department appoints anti-abortion OB-GYN to maternal mortality committee

May. 22, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' health department has appointed an outspoken anti-abortion OB-GYN to a committee that reviews pregnancy-related deaths as doctors have been warning that the state’s restrictive abortion ban puts women’s lives at risk. Dr. Ingrid Skop was among the...

Michigan farmworker diagnosed with bird flu, becoming 2nd US case tied to dairy cows

May. 22, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

A Michigan dairy worker has been diagnosed with bird flu — the second human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows. The male worker had been in contact with cows at a farm with infected animals. He experienced mild eye symptoms and has recovered, U.S. and Michigan...

Families of Uvalde school shooting victims are suing Texas state police over botched response

May. 22, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The families of 19 of the victims in the Uvalde elementary school shooting in Texas on Wednesday filed a $500 million federal lawsuit against nearly 100 state police officers who were part of the botched law enforcement response to one of the deadliest school shootings in...

Louisiana lawmakers approve bill similar to Texas' embattled migrant enforcement law

May. 22, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana bill that would empower state and local law enforcement to arrest and jail people in the state who entered the U.S. illegally received approval from lawmakers Wednesday and will likely soon be on the governor's desk. Amid national fights between...

NAACP fund seeks to close Black voter registration and turnout gaps ahead of the November election

May. 22, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Wednesday announced that nonprofits engaged in a variety of voter-engagement efforts can apply for grant funding that helps local organizations register voters, boost turnout and guard against minority disenfranchisement. The leading civil rights...

Families of Uvalde shooting victims are suing Texas state officers who were part of the botched law enforcement response

May. 22, 2024 13:16 PM EDT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Families of Uvalde shooting victims are suing Texas state officers who were part of the botched law enforcement response.