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Lightning top Stars 2-0 on Vasilevskiy's 2nd shutout in week

Jan. 16, 2019 12:53 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy's second shutout in a week came with a little help from his friends on the penalty kill. The goaltender stopped 35 shots while helping to stifle six Dallas Stars power plays, and Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev scored for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 2-0 victory Tuesday...

In era of news deserts, no easy fix for local news struggles

Jan. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The local news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately. Newspaper circulation is down sharply, and so is employment in the newspaper industry. Financial cutbacks have led to the shutdown of nearly 1,800 daily and weekly newspapers since 2004. Two developments this...

Bane scores 26 points in 98-67 TCU win over West Virginia

Jan. 15, 2019 10:42 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane and TCU quickly got over the sting of consecutive tough road losses to Top 25 teams that knocked them out of the poll. The Horned Frogs returned home with their biggest margin of victory in a Big 12 game. And for West Virginia, which like TCU is in its seventh Big 12...

Former major leaguer Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

Jan. 15, 2019 7:08 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — John Wetteland, a former All-Star and World Series MVP, has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Wetteland, 52, was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond, according to Denton County jail records. Wetteland lives in the Dallas-area suburb of...

MLS formally announces Austin expansion team for 2021

Jan. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a long and often rocky courtship, Austin and Major League Soccer became a match. The league formally welcomed Austin as its 27th franchise with a raucous downtown party Tuesday full of chanting and flag-waving, and Commissioner Don Garber calling the Texas capital a "perfect...

El Paso man dies of wounds from police shooting

Jan. 15, 2019 6:07 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old El Paso man has died from wounds incurred when officers shot him during an armed confrontation. An El Paso police statement Tuesday identified the man as Louis Jose Burrus. The fatal episode began before dawn Monday when police received a report of shots fired...

Hospital replaces leadership after blood transfusion mistake

Jan. 15, 2019 5:37 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, a loss of some federal funding and a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center...

5 Fort Worth officers fired after suspect's death in custody

Jan. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Five Fort Worth police officers have been fired and two others have been suspended after a suspect's pleas for medical help while in custody went unheeded, leading to the man's death. A police statement Tuesday says the officers answering the report of a prowler on July 26 arrested...

Amid shutdown, Texas governor sidesteps border wall debate

Jan. 15, 2019 4:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Greg Abbott began a second term as Texas governor Tuesday by promising lower taxes and a school funding overhaul but without mentioning a national policy dispute that weighs heavily on his state: President Donald Trump's demand for a border wall. Texas shares 1,200 miles of...

North Carolina officials say job talks with Apple continue

Jan. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Business recruiters say they're still in talks with Apple over bringing more jobs to North Carolina. The state's main recruiting arms say they're withholding details of North Carolina's failed effort to land more than 5,000 Apple jobs going instead to Austin, Texas. A spokeswoman for...