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Argument preceded Texas shooting that killed 4 men

Oct. 16, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A man was accused of being a "peeping tom" in the lead up to a shooting that ended with him and three of his adult grandsons being killed at a toddler's birthday party in South Texas, according to court documents released Tuesday. The shooting happened Saturday at a child's first birthday...

Debate may be O'Rourke's last chance to cut into Cruz lead

Oct. 16, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched. O'Rourke is giving up his El Paso congressional seat to challenge Cruz and shattered...

Sale back with Red Sox, team still unsure when he pitches

Oct. 16, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox were still unsure Tuesday when Chris Sale would be available to pitch again, but the lefty ace was back with the team for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. When players for both teams were introduced before the first series game in Houston, Sale lined up with the Red...

Floods destroy bridge, force evacuations in Central Texas

Oct. 16, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

LLANO, Texas (AP) — Fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues in Central Texas on Tuesday after more than a foot of rain fell in recent days. The bridge crumbled as it was overrun by the bloated, roiling Llano River in Kingsland,...

Rangers hire Shiraz Rehman as assistant GM from Cubs

Oct. 16, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Shiraz Rehman as assistant general manager after he spent the past seven years in baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs. Rehman will assist Rangers general manager Jon Daniels in the day-to-day management of major league operations, including player...

The Latest: Boating banned amid flooding in Central Texas

Oct. 16, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

LLANO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local): 3 p.m. Fire officials in Austin have temporarily banned all boating along the city's waterways as heavy rain and flooding create dangerous conditions. Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that the ban will last until Thursday, which...

Texas man sentenced to life in beating death of 4-year-old

Oct. 16, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man was convicted of capital murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter, with the judge telling the defendant he "should die in a locked closet" for abusing the girl. Monday's guilty verdict by the Dallas County jury brought with it an automatic life sentence...

Democrats lead GOP in money race ahead of midterms

Oct. 16, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, pitting a wave of Democrats' individual smaller donors against some of the GOP's deepest pockets. Although the Senate map positions Republicans...

Tagovailoa one of 5 Alabama midseason AP All-Americans

Oct. 16, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

Tua Tagovailoa and four of his Alabama teammates highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team. Tagovailoa, the prolific quarterback of the top-ranked Crimson Tide, has 21 touchdown passes and no interceptions without having to attempt a pass in the fourth quarter because Alabama has been so...

Oklahoma's Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi

Oct. 16, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were later forced out of their...