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Professor, NASA researcher pleads guilty in China ties case

Sep. 23, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A NASA researcher and Texas A&M University professor has pleaded guilty to charges related to hiding his ties to a university created by the Chinese government while accepting federal grant money. Zhengdong Cheng pleaded guilty to two counts — violation of...

Sheriff: Military recruiter killed after shooting wife

Sep. 23, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A military recruiter was killed by deputies after authorities say he fatally shot his wife as she was making a domestic violence complaint against him to investigators. The man’s wife had been speaking with investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative...

Bears look to bounce back against Smith, winless Texans

Sep. 22, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears were riding high after a surprising victory over San Francisco in a rain-soaked season opener at Soldier Field, only to get taken down by Aaron Rodgers and the rival Green Bay Packers yet again. They will try to bounce back when Lovie...

Houston police find boy dead in stolen SUV after dad killed

Sep. 21, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 2-year-old boy was found dead inside his family's SUV hours after a man fatally shot his dad at a Houston gas station, then stole the vehicle, police said Wednesday. Officials have not yet determined a cause of death for the toddler, but they believe it might have...

Parents besiege Texas high school after false shooting call

Sep. 20, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Alarmed parents converged on a Texas high school Tuesday after a classroom shooting report that ultimately proved to be false. The siege at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio began about 1 p.m. Tuesday after police received a call of a possible shooting...

Texans place C Britt on reserve/non-football illness list

Sep. 20, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans placed center Justin Britt on the reserve/non-football illness list Tuesday. Coach Lovie Smith said last Wednesday that Britt was out for personal reasons and he remained out all week. Britt also missed Sunday's game at Denver. ...

Bipartisan mayors voice criticism of new voting restrictions

Sep. 20, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of mayors said Tuesday that whatever political differences they might have, they are united in fighting against recent voting restrictions enacted in some Republican-controlled states that they view as an attack on democracy. The mayors spoke at...

Kentucky's Tionna Herron recovering from open-heart surgery

Sep. 20, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Kyra Elzy says freshman Tionna Herron is recovering from open-heart surgery to correct a structural abnormality. The 6-foot-4 post player learned of her condition after arriving at school in June and received other opinions before surgery was...

Texans search for ways to win after failing to finish again

Sep. 19, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have done a lot of good things through the first two weeks of the season. The one thing they haven’t done is find a way to finish a game, and that has them without a win heading into Sunday’s trip to Chicago (1-1). The Texans...

Uvalde children grapple with trauma after school massacre

Sep. 19, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One girl runs and hides when she sees thin people with long hair similar to the gunman who stormed into her Uvalde school and killed 21 people. One boy stopped making friends and playing with animals. A third child feels her heart race when she's reminded of the May 24...