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Nowitzki passes Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring list

Mar. 18, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers. Nowitzki took Luka Doncic's handoff and backed down New Orleans' Kenrich Williams before hitting a turnaround from the top of the free-throw circle with...

Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

Mar. 18, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines. The fire erupted Sunday at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, about 15 miles...

Rangers LHP Mendez has elbow sprain, likely out till June

Mar. 18, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers' fear that pitcher Yohander Mendez would miss the entire 2019 season was allayed on Monday when an MRI revealed the 24-year-old had a Grade 1 sprain of the left ulnar collateral ligament. "It's really good news. I think we dodged a bullet," assistant general manager...

The Latest: Air quality not affected after Texas plant fire

Mar. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Texas petrochemicals plant (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Authorities and the company whose Houston-area petrochemicals terminal continues to burn say reviews of the air quality around the facility show it is not dangerous to individuals. Harris County Judge...

George W. Bush welcomes new US citizens at Texas ceremony

Mar. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush welcomed new U.S. citizens Monday during a naturalization ceremony in Dallas, saying that "amid all the complications of policy, may we never forget that immigration is a blessing and a strength." Bush and former first lady Laura Bush spoke to the around 50...

Trial of Dallas officer set to start Aug. 12

Mar. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A date has been set for the murder trial of a white former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own apartment. Court records show that Amber Guyger is scheduled to begin a jury trial on Monday, Aug. 12, less than a year after she shot Botham Jean, whose apartment...

Correction: Puerto Rico-Murder for Hire story

Mar. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In a story March 15 about a murder for hire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a man who was wrongfully convicted in the case testified at the trial. He was on the list of witnesses but did not testify. A corrected version of the story is below: Puerto Rico woman...

Austin police promise more security after violent weekend

Mar. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin's police chief is pledging more security for the city's entertainment district following multiple shootings over the weekend as the South by Southwest Festival drew to a close. Austin officers responded to three separate shootings starting Saturday morning that occurred within a...

Children taken from Connecticut found in Mexico

Mar. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Three children from Connecticut authorities say were taken by their noncustodial mother during a supervised visit have been found safe in Mexico. Waterbury police Lt. David Silverio said Monday the children ages 7, 5 and 2, were returned to Connecticut over the weekend. Authorities...

Charges against 3 Dallas officers dropped in arrest death

Mar. 18, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against three Dallas police officers who were indicted after a man they arrested and physically restrained died in 2016. The Dallas County District Attorney's Office dropped the misdemeanor deadly conduct charges against Sgt. Kevin Mansell and Officers Danny...