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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Texas linebacker Juwan Mitchell (6) pursues TCU quarterback Max Duggan during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas. The two teams meet again this week. TCU won only six of its last 39 meetings against Texas when they were still together in the old Southwest Conference through the 1995 season. Coach Gary Patterson and TCU have matched that win total in eight games since joining the Longhorns in the Big 12 less than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Louis DeLuca, File)

TCU 6-2 mark vs Texas in B12 equals wins over 4 SWC decades

Oct. 1, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

Some things to watch in the second weekend of Big 12 play Saturday, when all five games have a team that won its conference opener playing a team that lost its league opener: GAME OF THE WEEK TCU at No. 9 Texas: The Horned Frogs won only six of their last 39 meetings against Texas when they were still together...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 30, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator holds a sign that reads

Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not 'defunding'

Oct. 1, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest. A review by The Associated...

Too late for Texas to use straight-ticket voting, court says

Sep. 30, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — November's elections are too close for Texas to make changes now and restore a straight-ticket voting option that was sought by Democrats, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Most states don't offer straight-ticket voting, which allows voters to more quickly cast a ballot by...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, left, talks with Ray Davis, one of the team's owners, during the fourth inning of the Rangers' baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, Texas. Davis and the Rangers ownership had hoped for the chance to win the World Series in their first season in their new ballpark. The World Series will be played in the new $1.2 billion stadium, but without the Rangers. Globe Life Field will be a neutral site for two National League playoffs series before the World Series. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Rangers owner hoped for Series in new park -- with his team

Sep. 30, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

Ray Davis and the Texas Rangers ownership group will host the 2020 World Series, just as they had hoped when they broke ground on a new stadium three years ago . Just not with the team they expected. Instead of a splashy debut year in the the $1.2 billion ballpark with a retractable roof, the Rangers finished an...

American Airlines says it will begin furloughing 19,000 workers after lawmakers, White House can't agree on relief deal

Sep. 30, 2020 8:35 PM EDT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will begin furloughing 19,000 workers after lawmakers, White House can't agree on relief deal.

8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19

Sep. 30, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution in November, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. If the lethal injection goes ahead as scheduled Nov. 19, Orlando Hall would be the eighth person executed...

The Houston Astros play against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Fans to be allowed at World Series, NLCS in Arlington, Texas

Sep. 30, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans can take themselves out to the ball game for the first time this season during the NL Championship Series and World Series at new Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Major League Baseball said Wednesday that approximately 11,500 tickets will be available for each game. That is about...

More than 100 recommendations made to improve Houston police

Sep. 30, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A task force in Houston which was appointed during this summer’s nationwide protests over racial injustice on Wednesday released more than 100 recommendations on how to improve the city’s police department. The recommendations come as the Houston police department has faced...

Newly reported Texas coronavirus cases jump

Sep. 30, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of newly reported cases of the coronavirus in Texas took a jump Wednesday as state health officials reported 5,335 new cases, 40% more than the 3,812 cases reported Tuesday. That raised the total Texas caseload since the state began coronavirus tracking in March to 748,767....

Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, announces during a news conference, Wednesday, Spet. 30, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn., that the NASCAR Cup series auto race scheduled at the track for March 28, 2021 will be run on dirt. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes

Sep. 30, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After two decades of the same left turns at the same tracks over and over again, NASCAR finally upended its stagnant calendar with a 2021 schedule that is as radical as the sport has ever seen. Three new venues. A dirt race for the first time in more than 50 years. And a whopping six...