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5 indicted for sexual abuse, bribery at South Texas jail

Nov. 22, 2019 6:43 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A jail employee at a federal facility in South Texas has been indicted for sexual abuse of an inmate and four other employees face charges related to smuggling contraband inside. Brenda Fuentes appeared in McAllen federal court on Friday. An indictment accuses her of engaging in a sexual act...

Ex-Houston cop pleads not guilty to deadly drug raid charges

Nov. 22, 2019 6:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he provided false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured. Gerald Goines entered his plea during a Friday court hearing. A magistrate judge didn’t immediately...

1st in vitro Puerto Rico crested toad gives scientists hope

Nov. 22, 2019 5:59 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A critically endangered Puerto Rican toad was for the first time born via in vitro fertilization as U.S. scientists attempt to save it from extinction, officials announced Friday. Olaf - named in honor of the frozen semen he came from — is the first of more than 300...

Cowboys’ Bennett visiting Pats after brief stint with them

Nov. 22, 2019 5:58 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive lineman Michael Bennett walked away from his brief stint in New England with an appreciation for Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. As for the trade that brought him to the Cowboys almost as soon as Bennett returned from a one-game suspension over...

Asylum-seekers in Arizona to be bused to Texas, then Mexico

Nov. 22, 2019 4:50 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities have started busing asylum-seekers who cross the border in Arizona to Texas, where they are sent to Mexico to await court hearings. The government said its highly criticized program known colloquially as Remain in Mexico was now in effect all along the border....

Cowboys LB Vander Esch missing 2nd game with neck injury

Nov. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch will sit out a second game because of lingering issues from a neck injury sustained last month against Philadelphia. The second-year player was ruled out of Sunday’s game at New England. Vander Esch was experiencing discomfort, and...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

Texans get big win, face test with Patriots up next

Nov. 22, 2019 3:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans got back on track with a win over the Colts on Thursday night to take over the AFC South lead. Now they'll have extra time to prepare for their next test with a visit from the Patriots on Dec. 1. Houston improved to 7-4 with the 20-17 victory over...

Latest loss forces Colts to play catch-up in AFC South race

Nov. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One month ago, the Indianapolis Colts appeared to be in control of the AFC South. They were 4-2, including 2-0 in the division, after beating Houston at home and were a popular underdog following the retirement of quarterback Andrew Luck. Following three losses in four games, they are...

Texas Tech tries to keep bowl hopes alive in K-State visit

Nov. 22, 2019 1:30 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — For Texas Tech, a visit from Kansas State is about keeping bowl hopes alive in the first season under coach Matt Wells. For the Wildcats, the meeting on Saturday is about postseason positioning now that any chance to reach the Big 12 championship game is gone in the debut year for...