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Overturned pickup truck with 14 bodies found in Mexico canal

Feb. 08, 2023 15:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say they have found the bodies of 14 people in an overturned pickup truck submerged in a canal. The civil defense office in the northern border state of Nuevo Leon said Wednesday that five Guatemalan identification cards or...

Man who fatally shot 3 Texas teens in 1998 faces execution

Feb. 08, 2023 14:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An inmate convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago faces execution Wednesday amid allegations that his trial was marred by racial bias. It had been unclear whether John Balentine’s execution, scheduled...

'Invasion' language continues after El Paso Walmart shooting

Feb. 08, 2023 12:37 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — From inside a Texas Walmart in 2019 during one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, Adria Gonzalez heard the gunman shout epithets against Mexicans as she helped panicked shoppers toward the store exits. She won't be there Wednesday when Patrick...

Texas A&M beats Auburn 83-78, completes season sweep

Feb. 07, 2023 21:47 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Wade Taylor IV had 22 points and seven assists, Julius Marble scored a career-high 20 points and Texas A&M beat Auburn 83-78 on Tuesday night to complete a regular-season sweep. The last of 11 lead changes in the final eight minutes came after...

The Oscar nominee that says a lot just with its title

Feb. 07, 2023 20:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before a bemused Riz Ahmed read its name on Oscar nominations morning, the title of Pamela Ribon’s short film has tended to have an effect on those who hear it. Like when Ribon went to pick up her festival credential at SXSW in Austin, Texas, shortly before premiering her...

Franklin RB, Gunter LB lead Texas 3A all-state football list

Feb. 07, 2023 18:43 PM EST

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Franklin senior running back Bryson Washington and Gunter senior linebacker Ashton Bennett are the players of the year on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A all-state football team. Washington, who signed with Baylor, rushed for 2,131...

Activists hope indictment in Texas jail death prompts change

Feb. 07, 2023 16:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys and community activists said Tuesday they hope the indictment of a former Texas sheriff’s office detention officer in the death of an inmate will prompt changes in the state’s largest county jail, which has been under scrutiny amid overcrowding and a slew of recent...

Tchatchoua, a 'walking miracle,' back for No. 14 Baylor

Feb. 07, 2023 15:45 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua knows how special it is just getting back on the court for 14th-ranked Baylor nearly a full year after a gruesome knee injury that many people thought would end his career. The big man for the Bears is a testament to an unwavering...

No. 9 Kansas blows lead, then holds off No. 5 Texas, 88-80

Feb. 07, 2023 00:11 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dajuan Harris Jr. was willing to acknowledge that Kansas was facing something rare when fifth-ranked and Big 12-leading Texas arrived at Allen Fieldhouse on Monday night: a must-win game. The defending national champs played like it. Gradey Dick...

Texas attorney shot by Cheney during 2006 hunting trip dies

Feb. 06, 2023 20:37 PM EST

Harry Whittington, the man who former Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot while they were hunting quail on a Texas ranch 17 years ago, has died. He was 95. Whittington died at his home Saturday in Austin, family friend Karl Rove said Monday. Before...