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Akshay Bhatia stretches lead to 5 shots at windy Texas Open

Apr. 05, 2024 20:44 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Akshay Bhatia survived a rocky start Friday in the Valero Texas Open by rallying with a pair of late birdies for a 2-under 70 that stretched his lead to five shots and raised hopes of getting the final spot in the Masters next week. Bhatia started with 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...

Voting company makes 'coercive' demand of Texas counties: Pay up or lose service before election

Apr. 05, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

A voting company owner on Friday acknowledged making a “coercive” demand of 32 Texas counties: Pay an additional surcharge for the software that runs their voting registration system, or lose it just before November's elections. John Medcalf of San Diego-based VOTEC said he had...

Eclipse weather forecast points to clear skies in the Northeast and central US. Texas is iffy

Apr. 05, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Some who hope to witness Monday's total solar eclipse may see the sun obscured by clouds instead of by the moon. There's still some time for forecasts to change, but meteorologists predict that eclipse day storms could blanket parts of the path, which stretches from...

An engine on a Southwest Airlines jet caught fire before taking off from Texas. FAA is investigating

Apr. 05, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a reported engine fire that forced a Southwest Airlines plane to cancel takeoff and return to the gate at the Lubbock, Texas, airport on Thursday. Southwest said Friday that pilots “received an indication of a possible engine...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 05, 2024 11:52 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Federal data does not show a soaring...

Akshay Bhatia opens with a 63 to lead Texas Open by 3. Rory McIlroy is 6 back

Apr. 04, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Akshay Bhatia rode the rare experience of knowing a PGA Tour course with a sublime day with his irons for a 9-under 63 on Thursday, giving him a three-shot lead in the Valero Texas Open and taking a small step toward a potential trip to the Masters. The Texas...

Election vendor hits Texas counties with surcharge for software behind voter registration systems

Apr. 04, 2024 20:47 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A California-based election services company is charging several large Texas counties tens of thousands of dollars in additional fees, sending election officials scrambling to pay the surcharges to preserve a crucial system that manages their voter registration. ...

Astros feel at home in other Texas ballpark with World Series champ as Lone Star rivalry renews

Apr. 04, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros will feel quite at home when on the road for the first time this season in the other Texas ballpark with a World Series champion. A week into the new season after the Rangers won baseball's ultimate prize, even after two-time world...

What to know about the latest bird flu outbreak in the US

Apr. 03, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

A poultry facility in Michigan and egg producer in Texas both reported outbreaks of avian flu this week. The latest developments on the virus also include infected dairy cows and the first known instance of a human catching bird flu from a mammal. Although health officials say the...