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Báez, bullpen lead streaking Cubs over Padres 6-5

Jul. 20, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and four Cubs relievers combined for one-hit ball over the final four innings, lifting Chicago to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday. The game started out as a slugfest in sweltering conditions at Wrigley Field before the wind...

5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South Texas

Jul. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 59, 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of Victoria. Sgt. Ruben San Miguel says...

Verlander strikes out 12, Astros beat Rangers 4-3

Jul. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander kept up his outstanding season with one of his toughest wins. Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3. Verlander (12-4) allowed two runs and eight hits. "That was a grind, it...

US to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico

Jul. 19, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of Mexico's most dangerous cities. The Department of Homeland Security said that it would implement its Migrant Protection Protocols in...

Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. The Tarrant County jury on Friday found 19-year-old Taymor McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker's home in...

Passengers on Southwest flight get Nintendo Switch

Jul. 19, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight got more than a small bottle of water when they boarded their plane. They received a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the digital version of the "Super Mario Maker 2" game to enjoy as Flight 2246 traveled from Dallas to San Diego on...

2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff

Jul. 19, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden...

Springer, Bregman propel Astros to 6-2 victory over Angels

Jul. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alex Bregman and Houston stumbled out of the All-Star break, dropping four of six games, but the Astros have looked more like themselves the past two nights. Bregman and George Springer homered while Wade Miley pitched two-run ball into the sixth inning and the AL West leaders beat...

Southwest cancellations will rise due to grounded Boeing jet

Jul. 18, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is again pushing back the date it expects to be able to fly the grounded Boeing 737 Max jet, meaning more flight cancellations. Southwest said Thursday that it is taking the plane out of its schedule through Nov. 2, a month longer than previously planned. Without the plane,...

Report: Texas jail officers didn't make inmate checks

Jul. 18, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A special inspection conducted at a Texas for-profit jail following an inmate's death in March found that officers weren't doing required cell checks even though their paperwork said otherwise, according to documents. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards concluded in an April...