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Driussi, Hoesen help Austin salvage 2-2 draw with Dallas

Jun. 25, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Driussi and Danny Hoesen scored late in the second half to help Austin FC rally for a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas on Saturday night. Austin (8-4-4) trailed 2-0 when Driussi found the net in the 72nd minute. Driussi's ninth goal of the season pulls him...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

Jun. 25, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Medical examiners in West Virginia have released the names of six people killed in the crash of a Vietnam-era helicopter that gave tour rides. The aircraft crashed Wednesday during its last planned flight at an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts in...

Abortion ruling thrusts companies into divisive arena

Jun. 25, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

The Supreme Court's decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics. Some companies that stayed silent last month — when a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to...

Gun debate a side note in hearings on Uvalde shooting

Jun. 22, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first public hearings in Texas looking into the Uvalde school massacre have focused on a cascade of law enforcement blunders, school building safety and mental health care with only scant mentions of the shooter’s AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and gun reform. ...

Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known

Jun. 21, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Multiple police officers armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield stood and waited in a school hallway for nearly an hour while a gunman carried out a massacre of 19 elementary students and two teachers, according to a Monday news report that marks the latest...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Paddleboarders rescue pilot who crashed plane in Austin lake

Jun. 17, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A pilot crashed a small airplane into Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin and was helped to shore by paddleboarders, officials said. The pilot, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden, was on a test flight Thursday afternoon when the crash occurred,...

Ferreira scores 4 goals, US beats Grenada 5-0 in Cup sendoff

Jun. 11, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jesús Ferreira had a night to remember against an overwhelmed opponent in the United States' World Cup sendoff. The 21-year-old forward tied the U.S. international record with four goals that included a hat trick in a 13-minute span Friday night during a 5-0...

Hines-Allen scores season-high 17, Mystics beat Lynx 76-59

Jun. 10, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen scored a season-high 17 points, Ariel Atkins added 12 points and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 76-59 on Friday night. Elizabeth Williams added 11 points and Shakira Austin grabbed 13 rebounds for Washington (9-5). Elena Delle...

Uvalde school where shooting happened has deep roots in city

Jun. 10, 2022 06:33 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — As the small Texas city of Uvalde struggles to heal after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school, thoughts have also turned to ensuring its legacy as the centerpiece of the fight for equal education for Mexican Americans over half a century ago...