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Syria denies it is holding American journalist Austin Tice

Aug. 18, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria denied on Wednesday it is holding U.S. journalist Austin Tice or other Americans after President Joe Biden accused the Syrian government of detaining him. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Damascus “denies it had kidnapped or is...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...

Driussi scores late to lift Austin over Sporting KC 4-3

Aug. 13, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Driussi scored his league-leading 17th goal of the season four minutes into second-half stoppage time and Austin FC survived an upset bid by Sporting Kansas City with a 4-3 victory on Saturday. Austin (14-5-6) trailed 3-1 at halftime after Sporting...

What's next for Alex Jones after $49M Sandy Hook verdict?

Aug. 10, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The nearly $50 million defamation verdict against Alex Jones for his years of lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is far from a final reckoning. Jones' attorneys plan to appeal and try to lower the price tag a Texas jury put on his false claim that...

US: Syrian government is holding American journalist Tice

Aug. 10, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. is certain that the Syrian government is holding American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in the war-torn country a decade ago. He urged Damascus to help bring Tice back home. Biden’s comments came in a statement...

Driussi brace helps Austin earn 3-3 draw with Earthquakes

Aug. 07, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Driussi scored his league-leading 15th and 16th goals of the season to help Austin FC earn a 3-3 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. Julio Cascante gave Austin (13-5-6) a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 6th minute, but San Jose (5-10-9)...

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

Aug. 05, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them through by...

How Alex Jones' bombastic behavior impacts him in court

Aug. 05, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones bulled through the first of several trials against him that could decimate his personal fortune and media empire in his usual way: loud, aggressive and talking about conspiracies both in and out the courtroom. It was...

Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4M

Aug. 04, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million — significantly less than the $150 million being sought — in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, marking the first time the...

Tesla investors approve stock split; Musk to add factories

Aug. 04, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla shareholders on Thursday approved a three-for-one stock split, a move that will make the company's shares more accessible to smaller investors. Preliminary results of the shareholder vote were announced at the electric car and solar panel maker's annual meeting...