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O'Rourke on historical racist attacks: US as divided as ever

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's...

Mexican police find 75 migrants in border town safe house

Aug. 20, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal police have found 75 Central American migrants hidden at a safe house in a border town outside Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas. The migrants included 26 minors. Most were from Honduras, with fewer numbers from Guatemala and El Salvador and two from...

Trout, Heaney with career highs in Angels' 5-1 win at Texas

Aug. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney was focused on going as deep as he could for the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of a hot day-night doubleheader. After the Angels used eight pitchers in an 11-inning series-opening loss, and then flipped their scheduled starters Tuesday because of Jaime Barria's...

Trump insists US already has 'strong' gun background checks

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases in the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby. Speaking to...

Cowboys, LB Smith agree on extension amid Elliott holdout

Aug. 20, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have agreed on a $64 million, five-year contract extension with young linebacker Jaylon Smith while the holdout by Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott nears a month since the team reported to training camp. The 24-year-old Smith's contract, which includes $35.5...

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

Aug. 20, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it...

The Latest: Some cities recovered from ransomware attack

Aug. 20, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a coordinated ransomware attack affecting Texas cities (all times local): 4 p.m. Officials say some of the 22 Texas cities that were targeted by a coordinated ransomware attack have recovered and are operating normally. The Texas Department of Information Resources made the...

US official calls tent court for asylum seekers 'impressive'

Aug. 20, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A top U.S. immigration official says the South Texas tent courtrooms where thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico will be given asylum hearings by video are "very impressive." U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cuccinelli spoke to reporters Tuesday,...

Uber to open regional hub in Dallas, resulting in 3,000 jobs

Aug. 20, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Uber will receive a $24 million incentive package from Texas officials and open a new administrative hub in Dallas, bringing with it about 3,000 jobs, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday. The offices that will open in the historic Deep Ellum section of Dallas will house various corporate...

Julián Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Aug. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio announced that he...