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Laura Atkins, left, consoles her sister, Lisa Parker, outside the Children's Medical Group, Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021. A reported hostage situation at the Texas doctor’s office ended with two people dead, authorities said. Parker's 4-year-old son was a patient of the doctor who was murdered. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Pediatrician killed in hostage situation at Austin clinic

Jan. 27, 2021 1:12 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A physician with a terminal cancer diagnosis killed a pediatrician and then himself after taking hostages at a doctor's office in Austin, police said Wednesday. A SWAT team found the bodies of Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson and Dr. Bharat Narumanchi late Tuesday after negotiators spent...

Q2 Holdings Inc. CEO Matt Flake, left, and Austin FC majority owner Anthony Precourt, second from left, take part in a ribbon cutting as the team's new stadium is named Q2 Stadium, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC reaches naming rights deal for Q2 Stadium

Jan. 25, 2021 5:45 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Major League Soccer expansion franchise Austin FC has reached a naming rights deal for its new $260 million stadium with Q2 Holdings, Inc., a developer of online banking software. Financial terms of the deal were not released at Monday's announcement for rebranding Q2 Stadium, a...

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, right, greets Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist as he arrives at the Pentagon, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

Jan. 22, 2021 5:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation's first Black secretary of defense. The 93-2 vote gave President Joe Biden his second Cabinet member;...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Dave Chappelle arrives at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Dave Chappelle, in Washington. Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows canceled

Jan. 22, 2021 1:09 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. Chappelle was expected to perform Thursday through Sunday at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas....

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo, provided by VTAthletics, Virginia Tech's Daniel Pereira dribbles the ball during an NCAA college soccer game against Clemson in Durham, N.C. Austin FC, The newest MLS franchise selected the talented Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira with the top pick in the league's SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.  (Dave Knachel/VTAthletics via AP, File)

Pereira goes No. 1 overall to Austin FC in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 21, 2021 5:31 PM EST

When Daniel Pereira sat down with his family to watch the MLS SuperDraft, he didn’t expect to hear his name called first by expansion Austin FC. Between doing virtual interviews with the teams at the top of the draft, the Virginia Tech star took time to look over all the other names being linked with the...

Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, speaks during his conformation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee

Jan. 21, 2021 5:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Congress easily passed legislation Thursday required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns that his retirement occurred inside the seven-year window that safeguards civilian leadership...

Olivari scores 23 to lift Rice past Old Dominion 69-59

Jan. 15, 2021 5:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Quincy Olivari had 23 points as Rice topped Old Dominion 69-59 on Friday. Chris Mullins and Travis Evee each had 14 points for Rice (10-3, 4-1 Conference USA). Max Fiedler had six points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Malik Curry had 15 points for the Monarchs (7-4, 3-2). Austin Trice added...

Texas Tech guard Mac McClung (0) is grabbed by guard Kyler Edwards (11) as they celebrate McClug's winning basket in the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Texas Tech won 79-77. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

McClung lifts No. 15 Texas Tech past No. 4 Texas, 79-77

Jan. 14, 2021 12:28 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung made a long jumper with 3 seconds left and No. 15 Texas Tech rallied to beat No. 4 Texas 79-77 on Wednesday night, ending the Longhorns' perfect start in the Big 12. Texas (10-2, 4-1) led almost the entire game and a blistering start against one of the top defensive teams...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol in Washington. As rioters converged on the U.S. Capitol building, the grounds normally hailed as the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist groups. Militia members, white supremacists, paramilitary organizations and fervent supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stood shoulder to shoulder, unified in rage. Experts say years of increasing partisanship and a growing fascination of paramilitary groups combined with the coronavirus pandemic to create a conveyor belt of radicalization. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn't retreating

Jan. 13, 2021 6:12 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist groups: militia members, white supremacists, paramilitary organizations, anti-maskers and fanatical supporters of President Donald Trump, standing shoulder to shoulder in rage. ...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian watches warm-ups before an NCAA football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Sarkisian made the most of his final game with Alabama and three of the most dangerous weapons in college football during the College Football Playoff national championship game against Ohio State on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

New Texas coach Sarkisian defends "The Eyes of Texas"

Jan. 12, 2021 8:37 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fresh off a national title with Alabama, Steve Sarkisian plans big changes to Texas' football program. “The Eyes of Texas” isn't one of them. At his introductory press conference Tuesday, Sarkisian defended the controversial school song and said his players will...