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Kyle Larson is on the pole for the 3rd NASCAR Cup race in a row, this time in Texas

Apr. 13, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson will be the pole sitter for the third NASCAR Cup race in a row after a fast lap of 190.369 mph in qualifying Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. This is the 250th pole ever for Hendrick Motorsports and the team's fourth in a row. That stretch...

Convicted murderer charged in two new Texas killings offers to return to prison in plea

Apr. 11, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A convicted murderer who was released early from a Texas prison in 1993 and now faces two new murder charges offered Thursday to enter a plea and return to prison for 50 years in exchange for avoiding going to trial and facing a possible death sentence — an offer that...

Jelly Roll dominates the 2024 CMT Music Awards with host Kelsea Ballerini and a Toby Keith tribute

Apr. 08, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

Jelly Roll won big at the 2024 CMT Music Awards Sunday night, taking home three awards at the annual event celebrating the best in country music videos. His accolades began with the CMT performance of the year award for his gospel-assisted rendition of “Need a Favor” at the 2023...

Jerry Grote, catcher for 1969 New York Mets, dies at 81

Apr. 07, 2024 23:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Grote, the catcher who helped transform the New York Mets from a perennial loser into the 1969 World Series champion, died Sunday. He was 81. Grote had suffered from heart issues and died in Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center in...

Driussi scores twice, rallies Austin to 4-3 victory over Earthquakes

Apr. 06, 2024 23:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Driussi scored two goals, the second coming in the 11th minute of second-half stoppage time, and Austin FC rallied last in a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Defender Paul Marie staked the Earthquakes (1-6-0) to a 1-0 lead...

Former major league pitcher Pat Zachry dies at 71

Apr. 06, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

Pat Zachry, who won a share of the 1976 National League Rookie of the Year for the World Series champion Cincinnati Reds and was traded to the New York Mets the following year for Tom Seaver, has died. He was 71. Zachry died Thursday at son Josh's home in Austin, Texas, following a...

University of Texas professors demand reversal of job cuts from shuttered DEI initiative

Apr. 05, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of professors demand that the University of Texas reverse course on job cuts this week related to the shutdown of a diversity, equity and inclusion program impacted by one of the nation's most sweeping bans on such initiatives. Officials at the...

Tesla sales tumble nearly 9%, most in 4 years, as competition heats up and demand for EVs slows

Apr. 02, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla sales fell sharply last quarter as competition increased worldwide, electric vehicle sales growth slowed, and price cuts failed to lure more buyers. The Austin, Texas, company said Tuesday that it delivered 386,810 vehicles worldwide from January through March,...

Aspira: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Mar. 28, 2024 07:52 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Aspira Women's Health Inc. (AWH) on Thursday reported a loss of $3.1 million in its fourth quarter. The Austin, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 30 cents per share. The diagnostic and bio-analytical company posted...

Pole to checkered flag: Byron dominates NASCAR's 1st road course race of season, wins at COTA

Mar. 24, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — William Byron won the Daytona 500 with an agonizing final lap under a caution flag. He took the checkered flag on Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas at full throttle. Bryon started from pole position and delivered a dominant drive in NASCAR's first road...