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Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

May. 19, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday, about eight hours later, at a hotel in nearby Forest Hill. Police say 51-year-old...

Kansas to have top business recruiters in Texas, Missouri

May. 19, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Commerce plans to have business recruiting managers working in Missouri and Texas. Commerce Secretary David Toland says two recent personnel moves are part of a larger restructuring aimed at strengthening his department's Business and Community Development...

Testimony ends in Harvey-related overflow dams, floods case

May. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Testimony has ended in the lawsuit by some Texas residents seeking U.S. government compensation after their land flooded when two federally owned reservoirs overflowed during Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Chronicle reports testimony wrapped up Friday in Houston. Judge Charles Lettow of the...

Man dies after jumping into Dallas City Hall reflecting pool

May. 19, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Police say a man who rode a scooter to Dallas City Hall has died after jumping into the exterior reflecting pool and not resurfacing. Police Sgt. Warren Mitchell says the incident happened late Friday night. Emergency personnel recovered the body. Police did not release a possible cause of...

Texas church opening new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

May. 19, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church begins a new chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveils a new sanctuary a year and half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history. Worshippers, elected leaders and relatives of...

Astros start fast; beat Red Sox 7-3 for 10th straight win

May. 18, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros are sending an early message to the rest of baseball. They're playing and sounding like they're the best. Tyler White's two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night...

Dynamo rally with consecutive goals to beat DC United 2-1

May. 18, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Memo Rodríguez and Tommy McNamara scored a minute apart in the middle of the second half to rally the Houston Dynamo past D.C. United 2-1 on Saturday night. Rodríguez tied it at 1-all for the Dynamo (7-2-2) in the 67th minute, cutting inside from the left side of the penalty area...

Cardinals get 1st win over Rangers since 2011 World Series

May. 18, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Carpenter almost homered and almost got picked off in the same decisive inning that pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to their first victory over Texas since the 2011 World Series. Carpenter was initially given a two-run homer in the fifth inning after his opposite-field shot that...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

May. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women. The Massachusetts senator responded with what has become a...

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

May. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 twister Saturday morning with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph)...