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Prosecutor won’t sue Texas AG Paxton over Jan. 6 records

Jul. 01, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A prosecutor's office said Friday that it won't move forward with a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over his refusal to release his communications relating to his appearance at a pro-Donald Trump rally that preceded the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last...

Pereira scores, Stuver gets shutout as Austin tops Charlotte

Jun. 30, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Pereira scored in the 62nd minute to help Austin beat Charlotte 1-0 on Thursday night. Brad Stuver saved three shots for Austin (9-4-4). Kristijan Kahlina saved one shot for Charlotte (6-10-2). Austin visits the Colorado Rapids on...

Texas woman accused in cyclist death arrested in Costa Rica

Jun. 30, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A Texas woman suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin home has been arrested in Costa Rica, the U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, was arrested Wednesday at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de...

Man acquitted of murder because of insanity escapes hospital

Jun. 28, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man acquitted by reason of insanity of murder in the 2013 stabbing death of his father in Austin has escaped from a state hospital to which he was committed, authorities said Monday. Staff at the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon, near the Oklahoma border...

Driussi, Hoesen help Austin salvage 2-2 draw with Dallas

Jun. 25, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Driussi and Danny Hoesen scored late in the second half to help Austin FC rally for a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas on Saturday night. Austin (8-4-4) trailed 2-0 when Driussi found the net in the 72nd minute. Driussi's ninth goal of the season pulls him...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

Jun. 25, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Medical examiners in West Virginia have released the names of six people killed in the crash of a Vietnam-era helicopter that gave tour rides. The aircraft crashed Wednesday during its last planned flight at an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts in...

Abortion ruling thrusts companies into divisive arena

Jun. 25, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

The Supreme Court's decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics. Some companies that stayed silent last month — when a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to...

Gun debate a side note in hearings on Uvalde shooting

Jun. 22, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first public hearings in Texas looking into the Uvalde school massacre have focused on a cascade of law enforcement blunders, school building safety and mental health care with only scant mentions of the shooter’s AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and gun reform. ...

Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known

Jun. 21, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Multiple police officers armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield stood and waited in a school hallway for nearly an hour while a gunman carried out a massacre of 19 elementary students and two teachers, according to a Monday news report that marks the latest...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...