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Chapman, Canha back Bassitt in A's 8-4 win over Astros

Aug. 17, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt believes the Oakland Athletics' struggles against the Houston Astros are due in part to the perception that the 2017 World Series championship are unbeatable. He helped pierce that aura of invincibility on Saturday. Matt Chapman doubled among his three hits and Mark...

Twins' Duffey awarded victory day later

Aug. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey was awarded a win on Saturday, a day after pitching in a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. Duffey entered Friday night's game with two outs and a runner at second base in the sixth inning, Texas having taken a 3-2 lead on the last batter...

Gun control advocates call for new gun laws at rallies

Aug. 17, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

Gun control advocates rallied around the country on Saturday, seeking to pressure Congress to tighten the nation's gun laws after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Northern California. Demonstrators in Providence, Rhode Island, where several dozen people gathered. Some held signs that...

Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick receives stent after heart blockage

Aug. 17, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has had a stent inserted in his chest after experiencing a heart blockage Thursday evening. A statement released by his staff says Patrick was experiencing significant chest pain Thursday and was taken to a hospital. The statement says a doctor at Houston...

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when...

Indiana National Guard soldier dies training at Fort Hood

Aug. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana National Guard says one of its soldiers has died during training at Fort Hood, Texas. It says 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Andrew Michael St. John of Greenwood died Thursday night in a tactical vehicle accident. The Guard says the cause of his death is under investigation and no...

Ex-pathologist who worked while impaired taken into custody

Aug. 17, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former pathologist accused of working while impaired at an Arkansas Veterans Affairs hospital has been taken into custody and is being held at a county jail. Dr. Robert Morris Levy was in custody Saturday at the Washington County jail and online records indicate he was being...

The Latest: Stranger says goodbye to El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a funeral of an El Paso shooting victim whose companion had few family (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A crowd of strangers has said goodbye to an El Paso, Texas, shooting victim after her longtime companion said he felt alone and invited the public to her funeral....

Capitol Watch: Cuomo wants new law on domestic terrorism

Aug. 17, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to create a new crime of domestic terrorism for mass shootings or other large-scale violent acts motivated by bias. The Democrat says his proposal to lawmakers would cover acts like the recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where...

7 people shot after fight breaks out at Houston house party

Aug. 17, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Police say seven people were shot after a fight broke out at a house party in east Houston early Saturday morning. The incident occurred around 1:45 a.m. at an "instant house party" that formed after it was promoted on Snapchat. The Houston Police Department says several people got into an...