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Immigrant families rejoice over Biden's expansive move toward citizenship, while some are left out

Jun. 19, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of immigrants had reason to rejoice when President Joe Biden unveiled a highly expansive plan to extend legal status to spouses of U.S. citizens but, inevitably, some were left out. Claudia Zúniga, 35, married in 2017, or 10 years after her...

Texas doctor charged with taking private patient information on transgender care

Jun. 18, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas doctor who calls himself a whistleblower on transgender care for minors is accused of illegally obtaining private information on patients from the nation's largest pediatric hospital who were not under his care. Federal prosecutors said Dr. Eithan Haim, a...

Longtime Southern Baptist leader Paul Pressler, who was accused of sexual abuse, dies at 94

Jun. 16, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Paul Pressler, a leading figure of the Southern Baptist Convention who was accused of sexually abusing boys and young men and later settled a lawsuit over the allegations, has died. He was 94. Pressler’s death, which happened on June 7, was announced in an obituary...

Judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' personal assets to pay Sandy Hook debt and now deciding Infowars' fate

Jun. 14, 2024 12:08 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' personal assets to pay Sandy Hook debt and now deciding Infowars' fate.

Houston city leaders approve $1 billion bond deal to cover back pay for firefighters

Jun. 13, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston leaders have agreed to a bond deal that could cost the city's taxpayers more than $1 billion to cover years of back pay owed to firefighters. Firefighters in the nation's fourth-largest city have worked without a contract for seven years. A new settlement and...

Thefts of charging cables pose yet another obstacle to appeal of electric vehicles

Jun. 12, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Just before 2 a.m. on a chilly April night in Seattle, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup stopped at an electric vehicle charging station on the edge of a shopping center parking lot. Two men, one with a light strapped to his head, got out. A security camera recorded them...

Jon Rahm withdraws from the US Open with a left foot infection

Jun. 11, 2024 19:31 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Jon Rahm withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday afternoon because of an infection in his left foot that led to concerns it could hurt the rest of his game. Rahm, a past Masters champion and former No. 1 player in the world, announced his decision in a social...

Carlos Ortiz wins LIV Golf Houston for 1st victory on the Saudi-funded league

Jun. 09, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Carlos Ortiz won LIV Golf Houston on Sunday for his first victory on the Saudi-funded league and second big win in the Houston area. Ortiz closed with a 5-under 67 to beat Adrian Meronk by a stroke at the Golf Club of Houston. The Mexican player won the 2020...

David Puig part of 4-way tie for lead in LIV Golf Houston

Jun. 08, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — David Puig of Spain had a 6-under 66 on Saturday to join a four-way share of the lead going into the final round of LIV Golf Houston that no longer includes Jon Rahm. Rahm withdrew after playing is six holes — all of them pars — because of an infected left...

Martin Kaymer opens with 65 to share LIV Golf lead in the week before his return to Pinehurst

Jun. 07, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Martin Kaymer played bogey-free on a steamy Texas afternoon for a 7-under 65, giving him a share of the lead Friday with two others at LIV Golf Houston in the final event before Kaymer returns to Pinehurst No. 2 for the U.S. Open. Adrian Meronk of Poland and...