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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Dave Chappelle arrives at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Dave Chappelle, in Washington. Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows canceled

Jan. 22, 2021 1:09 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. Chappelle was expected to perform Thursday through Sunday at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas....

Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, speaks during his conformation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee

Jan. 22, 2021 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Congress has easily passed legislation required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns that his retirement occurred inside the seven-year window that safeguards civilian leadership of the...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo, provided by VTAthletics, Virginia Tech's Daniel Pereira dribbles the ball during an NCAA college soccer game against Clemson in Durham, N.C. Austin FC, The newest MLS franchise selected the talented Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira with the top pick in the league's SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.  (Dave Knachel/VTAthletics via AP, File)

Pereira goes No. 1 overall to Austin FC in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 21, 2021 5:31 PM EST

When Daniel Pereira sat down with his family to watch the MLS SuperDraft, he didn’t expect to hear his name called first by expansion Austin FC. Between doing virtual interviews with the teams at the top of the draft, the Virginia Tech star took time to look over all the other names being linked with the...

Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, speaks during his conformation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee

Jan. 21, 2021 5:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Congress easily passed legislation Thursday required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns that his retirement occurred inside the seven-year window that safeguards civilian leadership...

FILE - This Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks in Washington, at a rally in support of President Donald Trump.  In December, Paxton filed legal papers attempting to overturn the results of the presidential election based on unfounded claims of election fraud in four states that supported President Donald Trump in 2016 but elected Joe Biden president in 2020. The Republican attorneys general for 17 other states made legal filings supporting his effort, which was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

No pardon for Texas attorney general in last-minute list

Jan. 20, 2021 9:31 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal investigation against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton remains in play after his name was absent Wednesday from a last-minute list of pardons in the waning hours of Donald Trump's presidency. The investigation centers on allegations that Paxton committed bribery, abuse of...

Austin Police: "No known threats" for Biden inauguration

Jan. 19, 2021 5:09 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — No threats related to Wednesday's planned transition of presidential power have been identified in Texas' capital city, according to the Austin Police Department. However, police will be on tactical alert until further notice, requiring all officers to be in uniform and prepared to...

Waxahachie, Cypress Creek top Texas 6A hoops rankings

Jan. 18, 2021 3:06 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 18: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Waxahachie, 13-2; 2. Humble Atascocita, 13-0; 3. Duncanville, 15-1; 4. Richardson, 12-1; 5. South Grand Prairie, 11-0; 6. Austin Westlake, 14-1; 7. Fort Bend Elkins,...

Texas lawmakers offered vaccine despite ineligibility

Jan. 17, 2021 4:53 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin's top health authority is offering coronavirus vaccines to Texas lawmakers and their key staffers, regardless of whether they are currently eligible under state guidelines. Dr. Mark Escott, interim medical director for Austin Public Health, confirmed to The Dallas Morning News...

Olivari scores 23 to lift Rice past Old Dominion 69-59

Jan. 15, 2021 5:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Quincy Olivari had 23 points as Rice topped Old Dominion 69-59 on Friday. Chris Mullins and Travis Evee each had 14 points for Rice (10-3, 4-1 Conference USA). Max Fiedler had six points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Malik Curry had 15 points for the Monarchs (7-4, 3-2). Austin Trice added...

Texas Tech guard Mac McClung (0) is grabbed by guard Kyler Edwards (11) as they celebrate McClug's winning basket in the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Texas Tech won 79-77. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

McClung lifts No. 15 Texas Tech past No. 4 Texas, 79-77

Jan. 14, 2021 12:28 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung made a long jumper with 3 seconds left and No. 15 Texas Tech rallied to beat No. 4 Texas 79-77 on Wednesday night, ending the Longhorns' perfect start in the Big 12. Texas (10-2, 4-1) led almost the entire game and a blistering start against one of the top defensive teams...