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Houston asking to have firefighter pay measure invalidated

Feb. 17, 2019 4:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A legal battle over pay raises for Houston firefighters shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon. Lawyers for the city of Houston on Friday asked a judge to declare invalid a ballot measure approved in November that would give firefighters pay parity with city police officers. This...

Deputies say woman shot, injured after music complaint

Feb. 17, 2019 3:23 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Houston woman was shot and injured after complaining about loud music from a party. KTRK-TV reports that the woman was in her apartment Saturday night when she yelled at a group that was having a party in her complex's parking lot. The woman had asked the partygoers to turn...

Texas man shoots self in stomach during daughter's party

Feb. 17, 2019 10:34 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities says a suburban Houston man was injured after he accidentally shot himself in the stomach at his daughter's birthday party. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the unidentified man was spinning a gun in his hand on Saturday when the weapon accidentally fired. Authorities say...

Shootings, lawsuits mar record of officer in Houston raid

Feb. 16, 2019 11:55 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Records show a lead police investigator in a January drug raid on a Houston home that left two residents dead has previously been involved in multiple shootings, received written reprimands and faced several lawsuits. The Houston Chronicle cites internal police records and court documents in...

Even in bullpen age, several teams still built on starters

Feb. 15, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Forget about this bullpen obsession for a moment. Believe it or not, plenty of big league teams are still anchored by well-armed rotations. In this age of openers and closers, with relievers starting games and starters rarely finishing them, it might seem starting pitchers have...

Chief: Officer lied in affidavit before deadly Houston raid

Feb. 15, 2019 6:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle, the city's police chief said Friday. In the search warrant that was used to justify entering the home,...

Column: Stars missing, but baseball will avoid labor strife

Feb. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EST

Spring training has started, yet two of baseball's biggest stars, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, are sitting at home. For those who think this is a strong indication that the national pastime is headed toward another paralyzing labor dispute, do not fret. There's too much money at stake — on all sides...

Police: Man kills girlfriend, self at Houston doughnut shop

Feb. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man gunned down his girlfriend at a Houston Dunkin' Donuts where she worked and then killed himself. A police investigator told KTRK television that the man went into the shop west of downtown Houston just before noon on Friday and fired several shots, killing his...

The Latest: Chief says drug unit under scrutiny after raid

Feb. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on investigation into deadly police raid on Houston home (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Police Chief Art Acevedo says an internal review must be conducted of his department's narcotics division after it was determined that a narcotics investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a...

Chinese man gets US prison term in fake computer items case

Feb. 15, 2019 4:17 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A man from China has been sentenced to 4½ years in a U.S. prison in a trademark violation case involving counterfeit computer-networking equipment shipped to Texas. Ruiyang Li of Beijing was sentenced Friday in Houston. Prosecutors say the 40-year-old Chinese national pleaded guilty to...