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40 people arrested in Austin during weekend protests

Aug. 3, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forty people were arrested over two nights of weekend protests in Austin, police said Monday. The majority of the 40 arrests were made downtown near the corner of 4th Street and Congress Avenue, the site of a makeshift memorial for Garrett Foster, a man who was fatally shot during a...

Alice Strunck visits the site of natural springs that feed the Devils River on her family's Hudspeth River Ranch in Val Verde County north of Comstock, Texas, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Her family has owned the ranch since 1905 and encompasses part of the Devils River and several springs that feed it. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Wind farms threaten West Texas river and Air Force routes

Aug. 2, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

COMSTOCK, Texas (AP) — Exactly how the Devils River got its forbidding name is lost to history, but there is little doubt the harsh terrain and fierce natives who once reigned here played a role. “It is far from any habitation, in a barren waste surrounded by hostile Comanches, but it is a beautiful...

6 people face charges arising from protest at Texas Capitol

Jul. 31, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

Six people have been arrested on a variety of charges as the state’s crackdown on protesters at the Texas Capitol continued. The six were arrested over the past two weeks on charges arising from actions alleged to have occurred during demonstrations on May 30-31 against police brutality against Black and...

Law firm representing Fort Hood soldier in fatal shooting

Jul. 31, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Dallas law firm said it is representing a soldier stationed at Fort Hood who fatally shot an armed demonstrator at an Austin rally against police violence last weekend. The law firm Broden & Mickelsen said Thursday night that it is representing Sgt. Daniel Perry, who is on...

Austin Police Look to the Public For Help in Austin Shooting

Jul. 30, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Homicide detectives at the Austin Police Department are asking for the public's help investigating a Saturday night shooting at an Austin protest that left one man dead, according to a statement Thursday. “This incident is of immense importance to our community and has generated...

President Donald Trump adjusts his jacket as he stands with Double Eagle Energy co-CEOs Cody Campbell, left, and John Sellers, right before viewing the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

Jul. 29, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump took sweeping digs at “crazy left radical Democrats” on a trip Wednesday to the fracking fields of West Texas, launching unsubstantiated claims that a Democratic administration would destroy everything from the country's suburbs to the U.S. energy...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

The Latest: Texas has zero active coronavirus infections

Jul. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...

Video of Texas police shooting released by Austin officials

Jul. 27, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin, Texas, released video Monday of an officer fatally shooting an unarmed man in April as he drove away. The video shows the killing of Mike Ramos, a Black and Hispanic man, on April 24 and recounts what police had previously described: After officers address him by name...

This undated mugshot provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix shows 18-year-old Javian Ezell of Shreveport, Louisiana. Authorities say he and another teen have been arrested in the killing of an Arizona State University professor whose body was found in a landfill earlier this month. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via The AP)

Police: Arizona professor fatally bludgeoned during robbery

Jul. 27, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two young adults charged with murder in the bludgeoning death of an Arizona State University professor four months ago told investigators that they lured him into the desert under the expectation he would pay money for sex, according to court records. Investigators say Javian Ezell and...