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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Of the three Louisville Metro police officers being investigated, one was indicted. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Black attorney general chokes up during Taylor announcement

Sep. 23, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Black attorney general choked up Wednesday when explaining why a grand jury didn't seek criminal charges against police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death — but his sympathetic words fell on many deaf ears. A grand jury indicted fired Officer Brett...

Cars get stranded on high flood waters on Houston Ave. exit from Interstate 45 during Tropical Storm Beta Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Houston. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

Sep. 23, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas. Houston began drying out on Wednesday after some parts of the metro area got nearly 14...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Lane Kiffin speaks to Mississippi fans after being announced as the new head football coach during a introductory press conference in Oxford, Miss. In attendance were his children, daughters Presley Kiffin, 13, left, Landry Kiffin, 15, second from left, and son Knox Kiffin, 10. Mississippi State's Mike Leach and Mississippi's Lane Kiffin brought big names and offensive pedigrees to the Magnolia State. But they drew huge challenges for their debuts, with the Bulldogs visiting defending national champion and No. 6 LSU and the Rebels hosting No. 5 Florida. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

College Football Picks: SEC start in most unusual season

Sep. 23, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Southeastern Conference is set to kick off its 10-game, league-only schedule, making this Saturday the most normal-feeling yet of a most unusual season. As of Wednesday, all the SEC openers were still on. The Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference were also scheduled to have all their teams playing this...

FILE - In this July 5, 2016, image made from video provided by Arthur Reed, Alton Sterling, in red, is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ground. Howie Lake II, a white Louisiana police officer who assisted in the arrest in which Sterling was fatally shot, was dismissed Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, from a wrongful death lawsuit. (Arthur Reed via AP, File)

1 officer dismissed from Alton Sterling wrongful death suit

Sep. 23, 2020 4:33 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana police officer who assisted in the arrest in which Alton Sterling was fatally shot has been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit. A state district judge dismissed Howie Lake II from the case Monday at the request of Lake and his attorney, The Advocate reported. ...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) drops back to pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Saints normally dynamic offense looking sluggish in 2020

Sep. 22, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't quibble with the notion that New Orleans’ normally dynamic offense has looked somewhat out of sync to start the 2020 season. That was arguably the case even before Michael Thomas was sidelined by an ankle injury in Week 1, and the absence of...

Eight-year-old Cam'ron Maltie, left, and Adrian Murray, 4, look at the their flooded front lawn during Tropical Storm Beta, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Houston. Their family has been living in the home for a year and didn't know the neighborhood flooded. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

Sep. 22, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas farther inland. Beta, which made landfall late Monday as a tropical storm just north of Port O’Connor, is the first storm named for a...

Iowa State wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson (8) makes a diving attempt to catch the ball ahead of Louisiana-Lafayette cornerback Asjlin Washington, left, during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. The pass fell incomplete. Louisiana-Lafayette won 31-14. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Cyclones head into Big 12 opener at TCU in bounce-back mode

Sep. 22, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

Iowa State knows all too well about picking up the pieces after a heartbreaking loss and getting in the right frame of mind for the next game. The Cyclones are calling on that experience again heading into their Big 12 opener at TCU on Saturday following their home loss to double-digit underdog...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, family members of Ronald Greene listen to speakers as demonstrators gather for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Trooper who faced firing in Black man's death dies in crash

Sep. 22, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper has died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened just hours after he learned he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was pronounced dead Tuesday following a brief...

A flooded streets in Rockport, Texas, as Tropical Storm Beta approaches on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.  (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring

Sep. 21, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As Tropical Storm Beta neared the Texas coast Monday, the biggest unknown was how much rainfall it could produce in areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season. Beta’s winds were weakening as it got closer to making landfall sometime...

Officials ID 4 victims killed in airplane crash in Texas

Sep. 21, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HILLTOP LAKES, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Monday released the names of four people from Louisiana who authorities said were killed when their single-engine airplane crashed in a Texas pasture while attempting an emergency landing. The crash happened Sunday morning near the airport in Hilltop Lakes,...