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Tempers flare as 49ers, Texans practice together

Aug. 15, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — There was plenty of intensity on Wednesday when the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers met in the first of two joint practices before this weekend's preseason game. A little too much in fact, with Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers safety Jimmie Ward being kicked out of practice...

FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station

Aug. 15, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station's operators $15,000 — a fine the FCC says in a lawsuit the...

Ex-Dallas bishop whose tenure marred by scandal dies at 87

Aug. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Most Rev. Charles Grahmann, whose 17-year tenure as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas was marred by one of the first church sex abuse scandals to explode into public view, died Tuesday. He was 87. Grahmann, who had endured a long illness, died during cardiac surgery in San Antonio,...

Austin makes move for new stadium to land MLS' Crew

Aug. 15, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt got a major boost to his effort to move the Major League Soccer club to Texas when the Austin City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land. Precourt has been courting Austin for a potential...

Plano to cancel recall vote after official's anti-Islam post

Aug. 15, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — A recall election to decide whether to remove a North Texas city council member who made an anti-Islam social media post will be canceled following a judge's ruling that the recall petition didn't have enough signatures. District Judge Mark Rusch ruled Tuesday that Plano used the wrong...

Heisman hopeful Grier wants to lead WVU to 1st Big 12 title

Aug. 15, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

Maybe Will Grier can do at West Virginia what Baker Mayfield did with Oklahoma before going to the NFL. If the senior quarterback can mimic the spectacular season had by Mayfield, the Mountaineers would have a couple of significant firsts. They have never won a Big 12 Conference title or had a Heisman Trophy...

Boise State leads way as Mountain West begins season No. 20

Aug. 15, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Boise State could very well make this a memorable 20th season for the Mountain West Conference. Extremely memorable, perhaps. Because if things go just right and break just so, the Broncos may be in the conversation for the College Football Playoff. That's big preseason talk, but not out of...

Texas' 1st school accountability grades feature few 'Fs'

Aug. 15, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas on Wednesday issued its first letter grade academic accountability ratings for school districts, with only about 1 percent statewide receiving failing marks and about 10 times that getting 'As.' The A-F rating scale has been hotly debated in the Republican-controlled Legislature...

Texas oil and gas firm fined $20K for first-time violations

Aug. 15, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has fined an oil and gas firm $20,000 for failing to follow public health regulations. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Petro-Hunt LLC was fined on Tuesday $15,000 for not performing baseline testing in water wells near its drilling...

Texas shrimp farmers try new technology to prevent disease

Aug. 15, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

LaCOSTE, Texas (AP) — It was a Texas-sized shrimp dream, to breed tasty crustaceans far from shore but close to transportation hubs that would speed fresh seafood to swanky restaurants as far away as New York or Las Vegas. But for 17 years and despite millions of dollars in trial-and-error investment,...