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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Arkema CEO, Richard Rowe, listens during the Arkema Inc., criminal trial at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse, in Houston. Judge Belinda Hill ruled Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, that prosecutors failed to present sufficient evidence to support the charge against Rowe, dropping the case against him over a toxic fire at the company's suburban Houston plant during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Judge tosses case against CEO over plant fire during Harvey

Sep. 30, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The case against the CEO of a chemical manufacturer on trial over a toxic fire at the company’s suburban Houston plant during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 ended Wednesday after the judge concluded that prosecutors had failed to present sufficient evidence to support the charge. Judge...

Jernigan signs with Denver 2 days after being cut by Jaguars

Sep. 30, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos signed free agent defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan on Wednesday after placing five-time Pro Bowler Jurrell Casey on injured reserve along with tackle Elijah Wilkinson and linebacker Austin Calitro. The Broncos (0-3) also promoted running back LeVante Bellamy and...

Texas man who spent nearly 40 years on death row released

Sep. 30, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An intellectually disabled Texas man who served nearly 40 years on death row has been released from prison. Bobby James Moore, 60, was released Aug. 6 and now lives with his brother, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Moore was convicted in 1980 of...

FILE - Musician Mac Davis performs at the Texas Film Awards in Austin, Texas on March 6, 2014. Davis, a country star and Elvis songwriter,   died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 after heart surgery. He was 78. Davis started his career writing hits for Presley, including “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto.” The Lubbock, Texas-native had a varied career over the years as a singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named ACM entertainer of the year in 1974 after the success of songs like “Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me.” (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78

Sep. 30, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,” and whose own hits include “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me,” has died. He was 78. His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a...

Texas' Sam Ehlinger (11) is tackled by Texas Tech's Adrian Frye (7) short of the goal line during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)

College Football Picks: Another week of Big 12 upset alerts

Sep. 30, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

In recent years, the Big 12 has been at once completely stable and highly volatile. Oklahoma has won five straight conference championships, losing one game in league play along the way the last four seasons, always as a substantial favorite. The rest of the conference has been a choose-your-own-adventure ride,...

Race officials wear masks, a requirement from NASCAR to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19, during the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes

Sep. 30, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR promised radical changes to the 2021 schedule and delivered Wednesday with six road courses, the first dirt race for the Cup Series since 1970 and new stops in Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas. Dropped from the lineup were Kentucky Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway,...

Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris (96) kneels alongside defensive end DeShawn Williams (90) and running back Melvin Gordon during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Prime-time "showcase" has 0-3 Broncos and 0-3 Jets

Sep. 30, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

It sure seemed like an historically bad prime-time matchup when the Broncos and Jets fell to 0-3 as they headed to the Thursday night NFL “showcase.” Turns out, it happened in Week 4 last year, when the Bengals and Steelers limped into the game. And limping is exactly what the representatives of the...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Offensive numbers off the charts 3 weeks into NFL season

Sep. 30, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

The NFL has never had a start to a season like this one when it comes to offensive production. Through three weeks, teams have combined for 51 points per game, 738.2 yards per game and a 96.3 passer rating, the most ever at this juncture of an NFL season. Only the 1961 AFL, when teams combined to average 53.1...

The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate after beating the Denver Nuggets in an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The NBA Finals: Why the Lakers will win the championship

Sep. 30, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

LeBron James believed he could win every time he advanced to the NBA Finals. A couple occasions, he realistically had little chance. His first and last appearances in Cleveland ended in sweeps, overmatched Cavaliers teams routed by San Antonio in 2007 and Golden State in 2018. In his 10th NBA Finals, he sees his...

Salon owner Shelley Luther begins to speak to the media after she was released from jail in Dallas, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Luther was jailed for refusing to keep her business closed amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Salon owner who defied lockdown makes Texas Senate runoff

Sep. 29, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Dallas salon owner who was sent to jail for defying coronavirus lockdown orders and became a symbol of conservative angst over COVID-19 restrictions advanced to a runoff for a Texas Senate seat on Tuesday night. Republican Shelley Luther finished in a virtual dead heat with...