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APNewsBreak: Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

Dec. 12, 2018 8:53 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he's taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12. The move Wednesday gives the...

Brazilian couple get light sentences in grandson's abduction

Dec. 12, 2018 7:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A wealthy Brazilian couple were sentenced Wednesday to minimal U.S. prison terms for helping their daughter keep her son in Brazil for the past five years in violation of the terms of her divorce to the boy's American father. Carlos Guimaraes, 68, was sentenced in Houston federal court to...

TN woman who died in 1975 was likely victim of serial killer

Dec. 12, 2018 7:36 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a woman whose body was found along a road in 1975 was likely the victim of a serial killer who may have had 90 victims. Martha Cunningham's death was considered to be from natural causes at the time. But now Cunningham is one of dozens of murder victims that...

Federal jury convicts 5 in Thai sex trafficking trial

Dec. 12, 2018 7:33 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five people on trial for an alleged ring that prosecutors said sold Thai women for sex in the U.S. were convicted Wednesday on sex trafficking charges. A federal jury in Minnesota found all five guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and other charges, the Star Tribune...

Attorneys for ex-Baylor student break silence over rape case

Dec. 12, 2018 7:15 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for a former Baylor University student accused of rape have broken their silence after a judge allowed the former fraternity president to avoid serving jail time, attacking the ex-fraternity president's accuser and saying she gave "inconsistent" statements to the prosecution....

AP source: Charlie Morton, Rays agree on $30M, 2-yr deal

Dec. 12, 2018 7:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are perfectly comfortable putting relief pitchers on the mound to begin games. But the chance to add an All-Star to their patchwork rotation, that was too good to pass up. Coming off a career-high 30 starts, Charlie Morton reached a $30 million, two-year contract with...

The Latest: Woman decries Brazilian parents' prison terms

Dec. 12, 2018 7:10 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a Brazilian couple sentenced in Texas for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson. (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A Brazilian woman who remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over charges she abducted her son says she's shocked and saddened by a judge's decision to send...

Goodell: NFL won't pay for video in domestic investigations

Dec. 12, 2018 6:27 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the NFL won't pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence, and he defended the league's handling of those investigations. Speaking after owners held their annual winter meeting, Goodell said the NFL's approach to dealing with...

Texas man pleads guilty to cocaine ring in St. Louis

Dec. 12, 2018 5:15 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 56-year-old Texas man pleaded guilty to being part of a group that distributed more than 450 kilograms (992.07 pounds) of cocaine in the St. Louis area over four years. Jose Alfredo Velazquez pleaded Wednesday to a federal cocaine distribution charge. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports...

Brown, No. 3 Baylor roll to 96-58 win over Morehead State

Dec. 12, 2018 5:13 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor can focus on the big names and long break now that most of the overmatched nonconference opponents are out of the way. Kalani Brown scored 21 points, Juicy Landrum added 14 and the Lady Bears prepped for No. 11 Stanford by rolling to a 96-58 victory over Morehead State on...