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Today in History

Jan. 13, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2021. There are 352 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 13, 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.‘s 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Potomac River while trying to take off during a...

Today in History

Jan. 12, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2021. There are 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 2000, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Illinois v. Wardlow, gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an...

Waxahachie boys take over No. 1 in Texas 6A hoops rankings

Jan. 11, 2021 3:01 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 11: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Waxahachie, 11-2; 2. Humble Atascocita, 11-0; 3. Duncanville, 13-1; 4. Richardson, 10-1; 5. South Grand Prairie, 10-0; 6. Austin Westlake, 12-1; 7. Fort Bend Elkins,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 file photo, a Catholic pastor receives the first of the two Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations at a hospital in Chicago. In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take, given their remote and indirect connection to lines of cells derived from aborted fetuses. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines

Jan. 10, 2021 9:11 AM EST

In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take, given their remote and indirect connection to lines of cells derived from aborted fetuses. One...

Poland: Church cancels lease of liberal Catholic magazine

Jan. 5, 2021 11:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A liberal Roman Catholic magazine in Poland that recently criticized some high-ranking church officials says local church authorities in Krakow have terminated the publication's office lease after almost 76 years. The Tygodnik Powszechny (General Weekly) said on Facebook and on its...

Cypress Creek girls move to top of Texas prep hoops rankings

Jan. 4, 2021 2:58 PM EST

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 4: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 12-0; 2. Humble Atascocita, 10-0; 3. Waxahachie, 9-2; 4. Fort Bend Elkins, 7-0; 5. Richardson, 9-1; 6. South Grand Prairie, 9-0; 7. Austin Westlake, 11-1; 8. Alvin Shadow Creek, 8-2; 9....

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, Rev. Joseph Lowery speaks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr., spoke, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped King found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, March 27, 2020, the family said. He was 98. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Religious leaders worldwide, across faiths who died in 2020

Dec. 31, 2020 2:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic priest who for decades had been one of the Vatican’s top experts on the Latin language died on Christmas Day at a nursing home in Milwaukee. A United Methodist Church bishop in the West African nation of Sierra Leone died in a traffic accident in August as he was engaged...

Duncanville boys, girls still atop Texas prep hoops rankings

Dec. 21, 2020 6:47 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Dec. 21: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 10-0; 2. Humble Atascocita, 10-0; 3. Alvin Shadow Creek, 7-1; 4. Waxahachie, 7-2; 5. Fort Bend Elkins, 7-0; 6. Richardson, 6-1; 7. South Grand Prairie,...

Humble Atascocita boys new No. 2 in Texas 6A hoops rankings

Dec. 14, 2020 3:04 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Dec. 14: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 9-0; 2. Humble Atascocita, 8-0; 3. Alvin Shadow Creek, 7-1; 4. Waxahachie, 5-2; 5. Fort Bend Elkins, 6-0; 6. Richardson, 5-1; 7. McKinney, 10-1; 8....

Alvin Shadow Creek moves up in Texas 6A prep hoops rankings

Dec. 7, 2020 4:10 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas High School Basketball Coaches Association rankings for the week of Dec. 7: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 8-0; 2. Alvin Shadow Creek, 5-0; 3. McKinney, 8-0; 4. Waxahachie, 4-2; 5. Fort Bend Elkins, 4-0; 6. Richardson, 2-1; 7. Humble Summer Creek, 5-2; 8. Houston...