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Nevada jury says health insurer undercut ER reimbursements

Dec. 01, 2021 19:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Nevada has found one of the nation’s largest health insurers liable for underpaying millions of dollars to out-of-network emergency medical providers in what plaintiffs’ attorneys argued was a systematic bid to boost company profits. The...

Pause on Houston highway project partially lifted amid talks

Dec. 01, 2021 16:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Transportation Commission said it has reached an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration that would allow the state to resume design work on certain parts of a disputed project that would remake 24 miles along Interstate 45 and several other roadways in...

Oil demand, climate change clash in California pipeline plan

Dec. 01, 2021 15:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that was shut down in 2015 after causing California's worst coastal spill in 25 years is inching though a government review, even as the state moves toward banning gas-powered vehicles and oil drilling. ...

Championship picks: Georgia over Tide, Michigan over Iowa

Dec. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EST

Those conference championship upsets with the potential to create College Football Playoff chaos scenarios never actually happen. As AP Top 25 college football poll voter Brett McMurphy of Action Network pointed out, only six teams that went into championship weekend...

Texans cancel practice with players not feeling well

Dec. 01, 2021 12:25 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans canceled practice and all other in-person activities Wednesday on the advice of their medical team because some players weren’t feeling well. Coach David Culley said they have not had any positive COVID-19 tests. Culley, speaking to...

Astros sign RHP Neris to $17 million, 2-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 00:39 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros signed right-hander Héctor Neris to a $17 million, two-year contract Tuesday with an option for 2024, bringing an experienced closer to the American League champions. Neris has saved 84 games over eight seasons for Philadelphia,...

Sasser has 26, No. 15 Houston beats Northwestern State 99-58

Nov. 30, 2021 23:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Marcus Sasser made seven 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 26 points, and No. 15 Houston beat Northwestern State 99-58 on Tuesday night. Sasser had 23 points by halftime on 7-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc as the Cougars (6-1) built a...

Big 12 gets title game without Texas or OU before they leave

Nov. 30, 2021 18:56 PM EST

The Big 12 doesn't have to wait until Oklahoma and Texas are gone to experience something that hasn't happened for a long time — a championship game without either of those teams. When fifth-ranked Oklahoma State plays ninth-ranked Baylor on Saturday, it will end a...

Families turn down Travis Scott offer to pay for funerals

Nov. 30, 2021 18:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Several families of the 10 people who died from injuries in a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld festival have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral costs. Attorneys for the families of four of the...

TABC high school boys and girls basketball rankings

Nov. 30, 2021 14:19 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Nov. 30: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 6-0; 2. Richardson, 7-0; 3. McKinney, 9-1; 4. Friendswood Clear Brook, 8-1; 5....