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Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker shoots the game-winning basket over Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

In the NBA bubble, the race for No. 8 out West is quite wild

Aug. 5, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker does not like the notion that the Phoenix Suns, whose playoff chances were beyond slim when the season was suspended, should simply be happy to be in the NBA’s bubble. He sees it quite differently. “People can say we have a nothing-to-lose...

Utah Jazz's Rayjon Tucker (6) draws a foul from Memphis Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton (0) as Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas (17) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Ingles, Jazz keep Grizzlies winless in bubble, 124-115

Aug. 5, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Ingles scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Utah Jazz kept the Memphis Grizzlies winless in the NBA bubble with a 124-115 victory Wednesday. Mike Conley had 23 points and seven assists against his former team for the Jazz (43-25), who improved to 2-2...

FILE - This April 18, 2013 aerial file photo, shows the remains of a nursing home, left, apartment complex, center, and fertilizer plant, right, destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Images of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital looked depressingly familiar to West, Texas Mayor Tommy, whose small town in 2013 was partly leveled by one of the deadliest fertilizer plant explosions in U.S. history.

'We don't seem to learn': Beirut explosion echoes US tragedy

Aug. 5, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The staggering videos from the Lebanese capital are grimly familiar to Tommy Muska thousands of miles away in Texas: a towering blast, a thundering explosion and shock waves demolishing buildings with horrifying speed. It is what the mayor of West, Texas, lived seven years ago when...

Prosecutors: Texas man stole $1.6M in COVID-19 relief money

Aug. 5, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Houston man bilked the government out of $1.6 million in COVID-19 business relief funding and spent some of the money on a Lamborghini, jewelry and trips to strip clubs, among other things. Lee Price III, 29, is charged with making false statements to a financial...

A man arrives at Starr County Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Rio Grande City, Texas. On America's southern doorstep, the U.S. failure to contain the pandemic has been laid bare. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

'We are no less American': Deaths pile up on Texas border

Aug. 5, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) — When labor pains signaled that Clarissa Muñoz was at last going to be a mom, she jumped in a car and headed two hours down the Texas border into one of the nation's most dire coronavirus hot spots. She went first to a hospital so desperate for help that nurses recently...

Houston officer fatally shoots armed assault suspect on bus

Aug. 4, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer shot and killed an armed assault suspect on a transit bus Tuesday after the man beat a security guard and fled with her gun, police said. The episode began about 2 p.m. when a man attacked a security guard outside a downtown business and fled with her handgun, Police...

Texas medical board warns physicians who claim COVID-19 cure

Aug. 4, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas board that licenses doctors has warned physicians that it could take action against anyone who falsely advertises a cure for COVID-19. The Texas Medical Board issued its warning after a Houston-area pastor and doctor, Dr. Stella Immanuel, very publicly touted hydroxychloroquine as...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) motions a first down during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. The Arizona Cardinals pulled a stunner during the offseason when they landed Hopkins in a trade with the Texans. Hopkins is one of the game's elite receivers and he's had at least 1,000 yards receiving in five of the past six seasons. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Mid-career move: Hopkins ready for new start in Arizona

Aug. 4, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

Quarterback Kyler Murray is the young star who hopes he's at the beginning of a long and successful run with the Arizona Cardinals. Veteran receiver Larry Fitzgerald is winding down one of the NFL's great offensive careers. DeAndre Hopkins — a man in the prime of his NFL life — said there's plenty...

Austin, Texas made Tito's Handmade Vodka visits Brownsville, Texas Sports Park Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, to distribute thousands of Tito's made hand cleanser sanitizer to thousands of Brownsville residents to help fight the spread of COVID-19. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

Houston to enforce masks with fines; Texas deaths top 7,000

Aug. 3, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's mayor on Monday instructed police to begin issuing $250 fines for flouting statewide mask orders in hopes that August will stamp out a grim summer resurgence of COVID-19 that is now responsible for at least 7,000 confirmed deaths in Texas. The move by Mayor Sylvester Turner comes...

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The Demo-2 test flight for NASA's Commercial Crew Program was the first to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely to Earth onboard a commercially built and operated spacecraft. Behnken and Hurley returned after spending 64 days in space. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

Aug. 3, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company. It was the first splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years, with the...