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AP Exclusive: Guaido's Citgo snubs US execs in Caracas jail

Mar. 22, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When the Trump administration paved the way for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to name a new board to run the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company, it was a rare glimmer of hope for the American families of six oil executives jailed for over a year without a...

Residents fret about chemical plant fire, despite assurances

Mar. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kristin Crump and her two kids put damp cloths over their mouths on Thursday for the short walk from their suburban Houston front door to their car, defying an order to remain inside because of dangerous fumes coming from burned-out petrochemical tanks a couple of miles away. For the second...

The Latest: Classes canceled at more schools near tank fires

Mar. 21, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 10 p.m. Two more Houston-area school districts near a burning petrochemical tank farm have called off classes. The Galena Park and Sheldon school districts joined the Deer Park and La...

Houston, Buffalo among NCAA's dangerous lesser-known teams

Mar. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kelvin Sampson had little to work with when he took over as Houston's coach in 2014. The Cougars hadn't won an NCAA Tournament game since Hakeem Olajuwon's final season in 1984, and things didn't appear to be getting better. "There was a lot of frustration," Sampson said. "I got...

Benzene warning lifted near Houston-area petrochemical plant

Mar. 21, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

Residents near a petrochemical storage terminal in the Houston suburb of Deer Park were warned to shelter in place for several hours on Thursday after elevated levels of benzene were detected in the air. The warning was lifted around noon after air-quality readings improved, but health officials said air...

Officials lift shelter-in-place order for people living near a suburban Houston petrochemicals plant that burned

Mar. 21, 2019 1:32 PM EDT
DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — Officials lift shelter-in-place order for people living near a suburban Houston petrochemicals plant that burned.

Harden scores 57 but Grizzlies top Rockets 126-125 in OT

Mar. 21, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — James Harden did everything he could to bring the Houston Rockets back from a big deficit in the fourth quarter. He got them to overtime, but his 57 points weren't enough. All because of a last-second free throw. Mike Conley scored 35 points and Jonas Valanciunas had a career-best 33,...

Cleanup underway after fire at Texas petrochemicals facility

Mar. 20, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that testing shows nothing amiss. Intercontinental...

The Latest: Fire at Texas storage facility briefly flares up

Mar. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Officials say a fire that was extinguished after burning for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility briefly flared up. The blaze in Deer Park had been...

Astros set to contend for another title

Mar. 20, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered last season looking to defend the title after winning their first World Series in 2017. Being eliminated in the ALCS by the Boston Red Sox has done nothing to shake their confidence as the 2019 season arrives. "I don't think the feeling's any different," manager AJ...