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New judge to decide on removing life support for Texas baby

Dec. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A new judge will consider if a Texas hospital can take a 10-month-old girl off life support despite her family's opposition after the impartiality of the previous judge was questioned. A temporary restraining order stopping Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth from removing...

Philip McKeon, "Tommy" on '80s sitcom "Alice," dies at 55

Dec. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Philip McKeon, who as a child actor was featured as the son of Linda Lavin's Alice Hyatt in the 1980s CBS situation comedy “Alice,” has died in Texas at age 55, a family spokesman said. Spokesman Jeff Ballard said McKeon died Tuesday after a long illness. He said further details...

Dallas Stars fire Jim Montgomery for unprofessional conduct

Dec. 10, 2019 6:26 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, citing unspecified unprofessional conduct in a surprising blow to one of the preseason favorites in the NHL's Western Conference. General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with “core values and...

Young, McFadden, White head to Hall of Fame without Heismans

Dec. 10, 2019 4:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Young put up dizzying dual-threat numbers at Texas before it was common in college football. Arkansas' Darren McFadden was one of the first great running backs to get swept aside as college football became dominated by the wave of dual-threat quarterbacks who followed Young. Lorenzo...

Pilot killed when small cargo plane crashes in Texas

Dec. 10, 2019 10:04 AM EST

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — One person was killed in the crash of a small cargo airplane in south Texas, authorities said. Air traffic controllers lost radio contact with the single-engine Cessna 208 shortly after 8 p.m. Monday near Victoria, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southwest of Houston, according to...

Bjelica's 3 at buzzer lifts Kings over Rockets 119-118

Dec. 9, 2019 11:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — When Luke Walton took over as coach of the Sacramento Kings, he thought Nemanja Bjelica was just a big man he could use to create space. As he's gotten to know Bjelica, Walton has started to see that the 6-foot-10 forward is much more than that, which was clear on Monday night against the...

Hayward scores 14 in return, Celtics beat Cavaliers 110-88

Dec. 9, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker led Boston’s balanced scoring with 22 points, Gordon Hayward had 14 points in his return from a broken hand and the Celtics remained unbeaten at home with a 110-88 victory over the sinking Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Jaylen Brown had 20 points and seven rebounds,...

No bond for suspect in officer's death; mental illness cited

Dec. 9, 2019 9:09 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston officer said Monday that their client has a history of mental illness, as a judge ordered him to remain jailed without bond. Arturo Solis, dressed in yellow jail clothing, said nothing during a short court hearing before state...

NBA denies Rockets' protest after Harden dunk waved off

Dec. 9, 2019 8:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets won't get a do-over after officials wrongly disallowed a slam dunk by James Harden in a double-overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs, even though the NBA has disciplined the officials who got the call wrong and botched the aftermath by not allowing Houston to challenge....

UTSA goes with Texas ties in hiring Jeff Traylor as coach

Dec. 9, 2019 7:07 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — UTSA is tapping strong Texas ties in a coach for the first time going into the program's ninth season, hiring Jeff Traylor Monday and giving the former Arkansas assistant his first shot at running a college team. Traylor was an associate head coach at Texas and SMU before taking the same...