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Woman dies after falling off SUV

Aug. 21, 2018 5:00 AM EDT

NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas woman died after falling off the side of an SUV in Florida. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that Jeanette Martinez fell to the road and was possibly struck by another vehicle in Navarre early Sunday morning. Florida Highway Patrol says Martinez and...

Kris Richard brings fiery style, Seattle success to Cowboys

Aug. 21, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kris Richard wears cleats to practice just in case the new secondary coach of the Dallas Cowboys decides to jump in on a play, which he did in training camp. The former defensive coordinator for the Legion of Boom in Seattle was the highest-ranking hire in an overhaul of Jason...

Cano homers late, lifts Mariners to 7-4 win over Astros

Aug. 21, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano is searching for any way to help the Seattle Mariners stay in the playoff race and try to make up for the 80 games he was gone while being suspended. On Monday night, it was hitting a game-winning home run — his first long ball in more than three months. "It was a good...

Davis homers in jersey signed by fan, A's top Rangers 9-0

Aug. 21, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night they both homered — and Ramon Laureano for the first two times in his career — the rookie learned far more about teammate Khris Davis than just his ability to clear fences. Davis' heart shined through as far as that 438-foot home run he hit sandwiched between...

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

Aug. 21, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from...

2 arrested in attack on woman who withdrew $75,000 from bank

Aug. 20, 2018 10:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two men have been arrested in connection with an attack on a woman who withdrew $75,000 from a Texas bank. Surveillance video shows the woman park at a gas station in the Houston suburb of Cypress on Friday after making the withdrawal. A man runs up to the woman and tries to grab her purse,...

'Affluenza' teen's mom to remain jailed pending trial

Aug. 20, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge has denied bond for the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck. Tonya Couch will now await her trial on money laundering and hindering apprehension charges in the Tarrant County Jail. Her trial is now set for Nov. 12....

Report: Drug overdose is Texas' top maternal mortality cuase

Aug. 20, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Researchers say drug overdoses were the leading cause of maternal deaths in Texas between 2012 and 2015, with opioids to blame for the majority of those. A report Monday by a state task force blamed 64 maternal deaths occurring up to a year after giving birth on overdoses from...

Texas A&M changes handling of sex assault cases after uproar

Aug. 20, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University officials said Monday that they are imposing clearer and tougher sanctions for students found responsible for sexual assault and misconduct after multiple women came forward this summer to criticize how their cases were handled. The changes come two...

Texas pays $600,000 to settle Kearney discrimination lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas agreed to pay $600,000 to settle former women's track coach Bev Kearney's race and gender discrimination lawsuit, according to documents released Monday. Kearney and the school agreed to settle her nearly five-year-old lawsuit in June. Terms were released...