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Afghan soldier seeking US asylum hopes for 'American dream'

Jan. 27, 2023 21:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In the months he was held in detention in Texas during his legal fight to remain in the U.S., Afghan soldier Abdul Wasi Safi thought he would eventually be returned to his home country and meet a likely death at the hands of the Taliban because of his work with the U.S. military. ...

Texas death row inmates sue over solitary confinement

Jan. 26, 2023 18:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Texas prison system over its policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners who are awaiting execution, saying it causes severe physical and psychological harm. The...

Sharp scores 18, No. 3 Houston bounces back, tops UCF 82-71

Jan. 25, 2023 22:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Emanuel Sharp came off the bench to score 18 points and No. 3 Houston bounced back from a loss that knocked it from the top spot in the rankings, beating UCF 82-71 on Wednesday night. Jarace Walker added 17 points, Jamal Shead had 14 points and 10 assists, and...

Storm system dumps heavy, wet snow on Indiana and Michigan

Jan. 25, 2023 17:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy, wet snow — part of a storm system that spawned tornadoes in the Houston area — has covered roads, vehicles, houses and buildings Wednesday from central and northern Indiana into much of southeastern Michigan. About six inches of snow was expected to...

Attorney: Afghan soldier seeking US asylum has been freed from immigration detention in Texas after charge dropped

Jan. 25, 2023 17:01 PM EST
HOUSTON (AP) — Attorney: Afghan soldier seeking US asylum has been freed from immigration detention in Texas after charge dropped.

Tornado causes damage east of Houston; no injuries reported

Jan. 24, 2023 22:44 PM EST

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — A powerful storm system took aim at the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, spawning a tornado that downed utility poles and power lines, overturned vehicles and ripped roofs off homes and businesses in communities east of Houston. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries. ...

Green scores career-high 42, Rockets end 13-game skid

Jan. 23, 2023 23:38 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jalen Green scored a career-high 42 points and the Houston Rockets held on for a 119-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night to snap a 13-game losing streak. Green, the second overall pick in the 2021 draft, had 21 points by halftime and kept up...

Dunn scores 16, Temple defeats No. 1 Houston 56-55

Jan. 22, 2023 18:43 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Temple coach Aaron McKie got a wet welcome into his team’s locker room following the Owls’ win over No. 1 Houston. He didn’t mind. Damian Dunn scored 16 points and made the go-ahead free throw, Kur Jongkuch blocked Houston’s go-ahead attempt in...

Small plane crashes on road near Houston, pilot unhurt

Jan. 22, 2023 16:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A small plane crashed on a road and caught fire on the outskirts of Houston on Sunday, authorities and local media said, but the pilot was not hurt. The crash happened in the late morning when the pilot reported losing engine power and tried to land on state Highway...

Kendal Briles returns to Big 12 as TCU offensive coordinator

Jan. 19, 2023 20:42 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kendal Briles is headed back to the Big 12 as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at TCU, leaving Arkansas after three seasons. The former Baylor assistant, whose hiring was announced Thursday, takes over for Garrett Riley. The younger brother of...