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Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) celebrates the team's win over Texas in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hall's late TD lifts No. 15 Iowa State over No. 20 Texas

Nov. 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Iowa State didn't fret or panic while trailing Texas for nearly an entire game Friday. Instead, the Cyclones looked like a program with championship DNA in the fourth quarter, despite not having won a conference title in more than 100 years. Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard run with 1:25...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy (15) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Ames, Iowa. No. 15 Iowa State would reach the Big 12 championship game for the first time if can win at No.  20 Texas on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 15 Iowa St would get title shot with win at No. 20 Texas

Nov. 26, 2020 10:14 AM EST

An Iowa State program that has alternately been an underdog and overachiever in its modest football history is on the cusp of going somewhere it's never gone before. Beat No. 20 Texas (5-2, 4-2) on Friday, and the 15th-ranked Cyclones (6-2, 6-1) are in the Big 12 championship game. Under fifth-year coach Matt...

Duncanville boys, girls atop Texas prep basketball rankings

Nov. 23, 2020 4:58 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas High School Basketball Coaches Association rankings for week of Nov. 23: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 3-0; 2. Richardson, 0-0; 3. Waxahachie, 1-1; 4. Alvin Shadow Creek, 2-0; 5. Fort Bend Elkins, 2-0; 6. Humble Summer Creek, 0-2; 7. Houston Bellaire, 1-0; 8. Odessa...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 23, 2020 10:00 AM EST

The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 22, 2020 Southwest is losing millions a day, and it’s expanding. That’s not crazy Once again, Southwest looks for opportunity in trouble This year has been tough on all sorts of businesses. It’s been devastating for airlines. Layoffs and furloughs by the tens of...

Man accused in fatal stabbing case is extradited to Nevada

Nov. 22, 2020 10:13 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old man accused in a fatal stabbing in Las Vegas and then posting to Snapchat with the victim’s property has been extradited to Nevada’s Clark County, authorities said. Las Vegas Metro Police said 23-year-old Nile Herrington was arrested Nov. 2 north of Austin,...

Texas prep football small-school matchups set for regionals

Nov. 22, 2020 6:04 AM EST

Texas high school football playoff pairings, provided by Texas Football magazine and texasfootball.com, distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 4A DIVISION I Region I Regionals Decatur (7-5) vs. Canyon (10-1), 3 p.m. Friday at Abilene’s Anthony Field Dumas (11-1) vs. Springtown (10-2), 4 p.m. Thursday...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Nov. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters also...

Texas prep football playoff matchups set for 2nd round

Nov. 17, 2020 10:52 PM EST

Texas high school football playoff pairings, provided by Texas Football magazine and texasfootball.com, distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 4A DIVISION I Region I Area Clint (6-0) vs Decatur (6-5), 6 p.m. Thursday at Big Spring’s Memorial Stadium Fort Stockton (5-5) vs Canyon (9-1), 7 p.m. Thursday...

Raging virus cases in Texas strain state health care system

Nov. 17, 2020 8:47 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The crush of the coronavirus surge in El Paso has the city sending its non-COVID-19 cases to hospitals elsewhere in the state, officials said Tuesday. El Paso confirmed 994 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths Tuesday, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler confirmed that Austin-area hospitals...

FILE - In this June 28, 2020, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas. Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them about the relationship. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

AP Sources: FBI is investigating Texas attorney general

Nov. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The FBI is investigating allegations that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton broke the law in using his office to benefit a wealthy donor, according to two people with knowledge of the probe. Federal agents are looking into claims by former members of Paxton's staff that the high-profile...