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Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Jul. 15, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago. That massive workforce stretched across the U.S. and included engineers, scientists, mechanics, technicians, pilots, divers, seamstresses, secretaries and more who worked...

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

Verlander, Altuve lead Astros to 12-4 win over Rangers

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander shook off a shaky first inning with the help of his rookie shortstop. The result was a four-game series split for the Houston Astros against the Texas Rangers that felt like much more. The eight-time All-Star followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings...

Astros with 2 in 11th beat Texas 7-6, avoid 3rd loss in row

Jul. 14, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While Jose Altuve had the tiebreaking two-out double in the 11th inning, he gave most of the credit to George Springer for putting the Houston Astros ahead for good. Springer scored from first base and Altuve then came home on a single by Myles Straw as the AL West-leading Astros...

1 dead in plane crash in Katy, Texas, near Houston

Jul. 13, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

KATY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed when a single-engine plane crashed into a community center in Katy, Texas, just west of Houston. Harris County Emergency Services Lt. Simon VanDyk said the plane crashed about 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Nottingham Community Center, missing a nearby...

Rangers rally from 4 down to beat Astros 9-8 on Santana hit

Jul. 13, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Danny Santana had already hit one of the five home runs by the Texas Rangers. With a chance to win the game with two outs in the ninth inning, he lined a ball up the middle and then saw Houston center fielder George Springer on a full sprint toward the ball. "When I saw Springer...

The Latest: Mississippi River won't be as high as feared

Jul. 12, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters expect the Mississippi River to crest about 2 feet (0.6 meters) lower in New Orleans than previously predicted — good news for those who feared the river might spill over the levees that protect the city....

Children at LSU-based summer program evacuated to Houston

Jul. 12, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — More than 120 students participating in a Louisiana summer program were evacuated to Texas to escape Tropical Storm Barry. Students were bused out of the program at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and arrived at Rice University in Houston early Friday morning. Sixteen-year-old...

Diomande scores twice, LAFC hands Dynamo 1st home loss

Jul. 12, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Adama Diomande scored twice off assists from Lee Nguyen and Los Angeles FC handed the Houston Dynamo their first home loss of the season, 3-1 on Friday night. Los Angeles (14-2-4) has won five of its last six games. Houston (8-8-3) has just one win in its last eight matches. Diomande tied it...

Stitched up: Astros' All-Star INF Bregman out of lineup

Jul. 12, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Star infielder Alex Bregman is out of Houston's starting lineup a night after a groundball took a nasty hop and hit him in the chin. Astros manager AJ Hinch says Bregman, who needed four stitches, has been evaluated a couple of times since getting hit, is doing OK and begging to...