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US winter storm causes 3rd day of dangerous, icy conditions

Feb. 01, 2023 16:14 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A deadly storm system lashed a large swath of the southern U.S. with bands of sleet and snow for a third day on Wednesday, grounding an additional 2,200 flights, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, forcing school closures and making already treacherous driving...

Man who fatally shot Dallas officer in 2007 faces execution

Feb. 01, 2023 11:30 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a Dallas police officer nearly 16 years ago faces execution on Wednesday. Wesley Ruiz, 43, is set to receive a lethal injection for the March 2007 killing of Dallas Police Senior Corporal Mark Nix. Ruiz had led...

Davis, Council lead Arkansas to 81-70 victory over Texas A&M

Jan. 31, 2023 22:04 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Davonte Davis and Ricky Council IV scored 19 points apiece and Arkansas never trailed in an 81-70 victory over Texas A&M on Tuesday night. Davis sank 4 of 8 shots from 3-point range for the Razorbacks (15-7, 4-5 Southeastern Conference). Council added...

Flights canceled, at least 2 dead as ice storm freezes US

Jan. 31, 2023 20:43 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Winter weather brought ice to a wide swath of the United States on Tuesday, canceling more than 1,700 flights nationwide and snarling highways. At least two people died on slick roads in Texas and two law officers in the state were seriously injured, including a deputy who...

New gun regulations on stabilizing braces targeted in court

Jan. 31, 2023 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative and gun-rights groups challenged new federal regulations on pistols with stabilizing braces in court Tuesday, suing to block a gun-control action touted by President Joe Biden after the accessories were used in two mass shootings. Two lawsuits were...

Rice, Allen lead No. 10 Texas over No. 11 Baylor 76-71

Jan. 31, 2023 01:24 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sir'Jabari Rice scored 21 points and Timmy Allen added 18 to send No. 10 Texas to a 76-71 win over No. 11 Baylor on Monday night, ending the Bears' six-game win streak and keeping the Longhorns in a share of first place in the Big 12. Rice made four 3-pointers...

Why everyone's debating Riseborough's best actress Oscar nod

Jan. 30, 2023 23:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing — not Tom Cruise's snub nor Austin Butler's lingering Elvis Presley inflections — has caused quite as much a stir around this year's Oscars as the best-actress nomination for British actress Andrea Riseborough. Riseborough was unexpectedly nominated for...

Wintry weather scrubs more than 1,000 flights in US

Jan. 30, 2023 22:08 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — More than 1,000 flights were cancelled and many more delayed Monday with more expected in coming days as Texas and nearby states dealt with freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation. Nearly 350 flights were canceled at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and...

Brad Wilkerson becomes Yankees assistant hitting coach

Jan. 30, 2023 21:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former big leaguer Brad Wilkerson was hired as the New York Yankees' assistant hitting coach on Monday. He replaced Hensley Meulens, who left in November to become Colorado's hitting coach. Wilkerson and Casey Dykes will both be assistants to Yankees hitting coach...

Connie Britton's new show is a 'Friday Night Lights' reunion

Jan. 30, 2023 15:18 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Connie Britton's new series “ Dear Edward " gave her the opportunity to revisit a past project that she holds dear, “Friday Night Lights.” Developed and executive produced by Jason Katims, the series “Friday Night Lights” was ratings-challenged but...