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Baylor probe clears ex-chairman of racist, sexist comments

Feb. 18, 2020 4:31 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Law firm investigators hired by Baylor University concluded the former chairman of the university's board of regents did not make racist, lewd and anti-Semitic comments during a 2014 meeting in Mexico. The allegations against Richard Willis surfaced in late 2018 in federal court filings...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Donna, Texas. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for fraud, waste...

In this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 photo provided by attorney Jodi Goodwin, a Venezuelan teenager named Branyerly stands on an international bridge connecting Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico, before she requested parole from U.S. border officers. Branyerly was forced back to Mexico by U.S. government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after they accepted the same claims from her father. The teenager is living alone in Matamoros, Mexico, across from Brownsville. (Jodi Goodwin via AP)

US border clampdown forces Venezuelan teen into Mexico alone

Feb. 18, 2020 3:36 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Venezuelan teenager has been forced back to Mexico by U.S. government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after they accepted the same claims from her father. The teenager, who is being identified by only her first name, Branyerly,...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Wilmington, Delaware, is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

Feb. 18, 2020 3:21 PM EST

The Boy Scouts of America urged victims to come forward Tuesday as the historic, 110-year-old organization filed for bankruptcy protection in the first step toward creating a huge compensation fund for potentially thousands of men who were molested as youngsters decades ago by scoutmasters or other leaders. The...

FILE- In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Reality Winner walks into the Federal Courthouse in Augusta, Ga. Winner is serving a five year sentence for mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization. She is asking President Donald Trump to grant her clemency. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)

Imprisoned for leaking secrets, woman seeks Trump clemency

Feb. 18, 2020 2:41 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former government contractor serving time in federal prison for leaking a classified document to a news organization is making an appeal for early release to President Donald Trump, who once tweeted that he considered her crime to be “small potatoes.” Reality Winner,...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg embraces Hannah Brown at the Nevada Black Legislative Caucus Black History Awards brunch Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

Feb. 18, 2020 2:32 PM EST

So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy. The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. The 38-year-old's fresh face, intellect and turn-the-page message won votes...

Scott Scheffler follows through on the third tee during the final round of The American Express golf tournament on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

With steady play, Scottie Scheffler going places in a hurry

Feb. 18, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Most satisfying to Scottie Scheffler in his rookie season on the PGA Tour is his steady, consistent play. It has him going places in a hurry. One year ago, Scheffler missed the cut in a Korn Ferry Tour event in Florida and was No. 830 in the world. Now he is in his first World Golf...

This undated photo provided by Collin County, Texas, Judicial Records Department shows Brandon McCall, who pleaded not guilty on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, during the first day of his capital murder trial for the 2018 killings of a Dallas-area police officer and another man. (Collin County Judicial Records Department via AP)

Texas man pleads not guilty to killing 2, including officer

Feb. 18, 2020 1:06 PM EST

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A 28-year-old Texas man pleaded not guilty during the first day of his capital murder trial for the 2018 killings of a Dallas-area police officer and another man. Brandon McCall entered the plea Monday to charges that he fatally shot of his friend, Rene Gamez II, and then killed...

Prairie View A&M tops Jackson St. 70-61 behind Andrus

Feb. 18, 2020 12:40 AM EST

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Gerard Andrus scored 19 points with seven rebounds and Prairie View A&M beat Jackson State 70-61 on Monday night to win its fourth straight and remain atop the Southwestern Athletic Conference standings. Chancellor Ellis added 15 points and Antione Lister had 11 for the...

No. 8 UCLA rallies to beat No. 15 Oregon State 83-74 in OT

Feb. 18, 2020 12:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clinging to a three-point lead in overtime, Michaela Onyenware hit a pair of free throws and then stole the ball. She fed freshman Charisma Osborne, who sank a 3-pointer and No. 8 UCLA never looked back. Osborne finished with a career-high 22 points, including seven in overtime, and the...