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Imelda could bring heavy rainfall, flooding to Houston area

Sep. 18, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control...

Verlander wins 19th as Astros beat Rangers 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander is approaching some important personal milestones. Houston's ace is far more concerned with the goals his team is on the cusp of achieving. Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Astros...

Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding from Imelda

Sep. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. The storm,...

Texans release punter Trevor Daniel, sign Bryan Anger

Sep. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have released punter Trevor Daniel after he ranked 25th in the NFL in yards per punt through two games and signed free agent Bryan Anger. Daniel, who played all 16 games for Houston as a rookie last season, had averaged 43.5 yards a punt this season. Houston signed Anger...

India-US relations in good health, foreign minister says

Sep. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's external affairs minister said Tuesday that India-U.S. relations have come a long way and are in very good health, playing down trade differences between the two countries. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said India has been engaging with the U.S. for months to try to resolve the trade...

Psychiatrist: Man accused of killing 6 controlled by voices

Sep. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A forensic psychiatrist told jurors Monday that a man accused of fatally shooting six members of his ex-wife's family near Houston in 2014 wasn't responsible for his actions because of severe mental illness that made him believe voices in his head telling him to carry out the killings....

Hyde thrives for Texans in wake of injury to Miller

Sep. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After Lamar Miller went out with a season-ending knee injury in the preseason the Houston Texans needed someone to step in immediately to carry the running game. Carlos Hyde has filled that role in the first two games, despite being with the team only two weeks after a trade from Kansas City...

Chief: Houston police shoot and kill man who fired at them

Sep. 16, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say two officers shot and killed a man after he fired a pistol at them while running in the direction of an elementary school. Police Chief Art Acevedo says officers received a report Monday morning of an African American man brandishing a gun at a car wash in the southwest...

STAT WATCH: Another 200-yard game gives Hubbard rushing lead

Sep. 16, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

There have been four 200-yard rushing games this season, and two of them belong to Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard. Hubbard ran for a career-high 256 yards on 32 carries against Tulsa on Saturday and moved from ninth to first on the national rushing chart with an average of 173.7 yards per game. Hubbard, whose...

Houston officials find spiked CBD being sold in stores

Sep. 16, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Products promoting the cannabis extract CBD are sold all over Texas, but they don't always contain what they promise. James Miller at the Houston Forensic Science Center says people are using CBD to sell illegal drugs. Last year alone his lab found dangerous synthetic marijuana in about two...