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Texas lawmakers want answers over new Sandra Bland video

May. 24, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities are expected to face sharp questioning over why cellphone video Sandra Bland took during her confrontational 2015 traffic stop never publicly surfaced until now. A state House committee wants answers at a hearing Friday after the 39-second clip emerged this month ....

Giolito spins 4-hit gem, White Sox blank Astros 4-0

May. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lucas Giolito was forced to speed up his pace near the end of his last start for the Chicago White Sox because of rain. The results were so good he decided to try it again Thursday night against the Houston Astros, even though there was no need to rush in the climate-controlled confines of...

2 injured as small plane crashes into Dallas-area house

May. 23, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Two people were injured when the small plane in which they were flying crashed into a house in a northern Dallas suburb. A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee crashed a quarter-mile from Aero Country Airport. Spokeswoman...

Manoah's pitching leads West Virginia past Texas Tech

May. 23, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alek Manoah's dominance helped fourth-seeded West Virginia beat top-seeded Texas Tech 5-1 in the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night. Manoah, the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, gave up one run on four hits and struck out 10 in eight innings. He won a duel with Tech's Caleb Kilian, a...

FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max's return

May. 23, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again. Aviation officials from more 30 countries met with the FAA to hear the...

Group seeks $100M for woman killed by US border agent

May. 23, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates demanded $100 million in damages Thursday on behalf of the family of a 20-year-old Guatemalan woman who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year. The legal claim on behalf of Claudia Patricia Gómez González was filed one year after she died. It comes as...

Hometown star Spieth stays hot, 1 behind Finau at Colonial

May. 23, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — If Jordan Spieth is going to end a victory drought that's approaching two years, the three-time major winner picked a good place to give himself a chance. Spieth opened with a 5-under 65 at Colonial on Thursday in his second Texas homecoming in three weeks — coming off his...

Judge denies request to dismiss lawsuits over church attack

May. 23, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a defense request to claims against the U.S. Air Force stemming from a 2017 massacre at a Texas church that left more than two dozen people dead. Relatives of those killed or injured at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs sued the federal...

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

May. 23, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that $1.6 billion in teacher raises are coming in a deal partly driven by classroom unrest across the U.S. and Republicans who sharply changed course on public education ahead of 2020 elections. Abbott trumpeted the pay hikes near the end of an...

Houston police chief asks public to help to find girl's body

May. 23, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The police chief in Houston said Thursday that evidence shows a 4-year-old girl who has been missing since earlier this month was killed, and he's asking for the public's help in finding her body. "She deserves to be found, she deserves to be recovered and she deserves to have a proper...