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Houston home to rival Martin Luther King Day parades

Jan. 20, 2019 11:09 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, Houston has had competing parades on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with organizers lobbing allegations of favoritism and conspiracy at each other and at city officials as the groups battled over permits and preferred starting times. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, up...

Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

Jan. 20, 2019 3:33 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets as usual on Saturday night, but he and the team got a big boost from Eric Gordon in his second game back after recovering from a bruised knee. Harden scored 48 points, Gordon added 30 and the Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the...

Houston's Clark has big fan in Pirates' pitcher Archer

Jan. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston rookie Gary Clark had a special cheering section Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers as a contingent of people from the small North Carolina town where he grew up, including Pirates pitcher Chris Archer, attended the game. Clark and Archer were both raised and went to high...

Column: Atlanta braces for nightmarish Super Bowl matchup

Jan. 19, 2019 1:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming off two straight trips to the playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons had high hopes of becoming the first true home team in Super Bowl history. Well, those plans were dashed before the leaves changed colors. Now, the city is left with a nightmare of a potential matchup as it prepares to host...

Rockets' Capela out 4-6 weeks after thumb surgery

Jan. 17, 2019 8:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets center Clint Capela underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb Thursday and will be out 4-to-6 weeks. Capela's surgery was done by Dr. Steven Shin in Los Angeles. Capela started Houston's first 42 games before he was injured Sunday night in a loss at...

TSA absentee rate still high, but down from Sunday's peak

Jan. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EST

TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized — but still at unusually high numbers — just before a three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds. The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday...

Police: Child fatally shoots cousin while playing with gun

Jan. 17, 2019 10:28 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a 9-year-old child was fatally shot by a 9-year-old cousin while playing with a gun the children found in a local apartment. Police Lt. Larry Crowson says the Wednesday shooting was a "tragic accident." He says the cousin cannot be charged because state law does not allow...

No. 21 Houston leads throughout in 69-58 win at SMU

Jan. 17, 2019 12:40 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has been pushing Corey Davis Jr. to be more aggressive and look for more shots. "He's almost too unselfish," said Sampson, though the senior guard seems to be getting the message from a coach who got his 600th career victory Wednesday night. Davis scored 15 of his...

Harden scores 58 points in Rockets' OT loss to Nets

Jan. 17, 2019 12:03 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie didn't seem to be nearly as wowed by his late-game scoring for the Brooklyn Nets as he was by the fact that his team got an overtime victory on a night James Harden had a season-high 58 points. "The man had 60 and we won," Dinwiddie said, shaking his head and only slightly...

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Kenya attack

Jan. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 1:20 a.m. The U.N. Security Council condemns the attack in Nairobi "in the strongest possible terms" and calls for the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors to be brought to justice....