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CORRECTS TO REMOVE INCORRECT POPULATION FIGURE - McKinney Mayor George Fuller poses for a photo outside his office in McKinney, Texas, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Even though he conflicted with county officials, the suburban Dallas mayor defended his order that residents shelter at home to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Then he learned that his 19-year-old daughter had tested positive for COVID-19. Fuller said even as he worked to keep the city's residents safe from the virus, it seemed impossible that someone in his own family could be infected. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

As Texas mayor orders closures, daughter gets COVID-19

Apr. 2, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — As a suburban Dallas mayor defended his order that residents shelter at home to combat the spread of the coronavirus, he learned that his 19-year-old daughter had tested positive for COVID-19. McKinney Mayor George Fuller said even as he worked to keep the city's 200,000 residents safe from...

Irving police fatally shoot gun-toting man outside store

Apr. 2, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Police in the Dallas suburb of Irving fatally shot a man who was wielding a shotgun after they say he blasted his way into a closed convenience store Thursday, according to the police department. An employee hiding in a washroom at a 7-Eleven reported that a man was shooting out the...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn (58) chases Detroit Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel (2) during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Chicago Bears finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with former All-Pro pass rusher Quinn on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Bears finalize contracts with former All-Pro Quinn, Ifedi

Apr. 1, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with former All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn and a one-year deal with former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on Wednesday. The Bears were looking to boost their pass rush and blocking coming off a...

Truck hauling toilet paper catches fire on Texas interstate

Apr. 1, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

HUTCHINS, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate. The fire shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 20 near Interstate 45 in Hutchins, the Texas Department of Transportation said. The driver...

Judge blocks Dallas sick leave ordinance amid virus outbreak

Mar. 31, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has blocked the city of Dallas from enforcing an ordinance requiring private businesses to offer paid sick leave, but activists contend employees need those benefits more than ever as the coronavirus continues to spread. District Judge Sean Jordan on Monday granted a...

McGee-Stafford to forego 2 WNBA seasons to pursue law degree

Mar. 30, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Wings center Imani McGee-Stafford will forego the next two WNBA seasons to pursue a law degree. McGee-Stafford said through the Wings on Monday that she has been accepted into a program at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles that features an accelerated law school...

A sign along I-10 informing persons who travel from Louisiana to quarantine is shown Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Beaumont, Texas. The state is ratcheting up restrictions on neighboring Louisiana, one of the growing hot spots for coronavirus in the U.S. Just two days after Texas began requiring airline passengers from New Orleans to comply with a two-week quarantine, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said state troopers will now also patrol highway entry points at the Louisiana border. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texas tightens rules on neighboring Louisiana over virus

Mar. 29, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ratcheting up restrictions on neighboring Louisiana, one of the growing hot spots for coronavirus in the U.S., and preparing Dallas' downtown convention center to house infected patients as Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday announced a sweeping series of moves to both slow and manage...

Runners take advantage of the 1-mile Parham Bridges walking track, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. Runners across the country are still hitting the pavement and the trails, staying fit and working off some stress amid the coronavirus pandemic. It also provides a social outlet in a time when the sports world has mostly been shut down and officials are encouraging social distancing. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Runners still finding release on the road during coronavirus

Mar. 28, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

Henry Ton was looking for a way to help himself and neighbors stay fit and active after his gym closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 46-year-old software engineer in suburban Phoenix organized a small running group he jokingly calls his “Social Distance Distance Running Club.” Runners...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady listens to a question at his post-game news conference after the Patriots lost to the Tennessee Titans in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass. Brady said on social media, Friday, March 20, 2020, he has signed with with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Crystal ball: Projecting the upcoming NFL schedule

Mar. 28, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

Besides the draft, the other big event on April's NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. Teams have known their opponents since late December, but Howard Katz and his scheduling department continue to parse through over 50,000 scenarios pumped out by nearly 1,500 computers across the world....

Raiders agree to deal with free agent DT Daniel Ross

Mar. 26, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Free agent defensive tackle Daniel Ross has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. Ross' agent, David Canter, announced the move Thursday on Twitter. The 27-year-old Ross began his career in Canada and spent time on practice squads in Houston, Detroit and Kansas City...