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Man gets life in prison after pleading guilty in the sexual assaults of 4 women in their Texas homes

A man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in the attacks of four women who were sexually assaulted in their homes throughout the Dallas area, including three women who were alumnae of the same national Black sorority.

MLB wants to make starting pitching more prominent, but it's a tough task in today's game

Major League Baseball wants to put a greater emphasis on starting pitching.

Private US moon lander still working but not for long

The first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon since the Apollo era is still working — but not for long.

Texas border cities offer Biden and Trump different backdrops for dueling visits

Presidential visits to the border are usually short on substance and long on political theater and symbolism, starting with the choice of location.

Why did the Texas Panhandle fires grow so fast?

Wildfires raging in the Texas Panhandle have been growing at a staggering rate, resulting in widespread evacuations.

How gun accessories called bump stocks ended up before the U.S. Supreme Court

Gun accessories known as bump stocks hit the market more than a decade ago.

Texas wildfires threatened a nuclear weapon facility. Here is what we know

A nuclear weapons facility was forced to evacuate most of its staff due to threats from a fast-moving wildfire blazing across the Texas Panhandle.

Can conservative Latin American populists motivate the Hispanic vote? Republicans are counting on it

In this U.S. election year, the Republican Party is aligning with some Latin American populists.

Fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle grows to nearly 800 square miles, second-largest in state's history

Fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle grows to nearly 800 square miles, second-largest in state's history.

Texas inmate facing execution for 2000 fatal shooting says new evidence points to his innocence

A Texas inmate who has long said he’s innocent and claims that his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence is facing execution for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin.

US asylum restriction aimed at limiting claims has little impact given strained border budget

U.S. asylum officers were instructed nearly a year ago to apply a higher screening standard on people who cross the border illegally to claim asylum after passing though another country.

Supreme Court to hear challenge to bump stock ban in high court's latest gun case

The Supreme Court will hear a challenge Wednesday to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory used in a Las Vegas massacre that was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Texas nuclear weapons facility pauses operations as wildfires spread through rural Panhandle and prompt evacuations

Texas nuclear weapons facility pauses operations as wildfires spread through rural Panhandle and prompt evacuations.

Rapidly expanding wildfires in the Texas Panhandle prompt evacuations

Rapidly expanding wildfires fueled by surging winds have prompted safety warnings for several towns and at least one evacuation order in the far northern Texas Panhandle.

Notable numbers capture the wild weather hitting much of the US this week

Wild fluctuations in temperatures are being recorded across much of the United States this week.

UAW says a majority of workers at an Alabama Mercedes plant have signed cards supporting the union

The United Auto Workers says a majority of workers at a Mercedes plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have signed cards in support of joining the union.

Effort to have guardian appointed for Houston Texans owner dropped after son ends lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by one of the sons of the owner of the Houston Texans that had sought to have her declared incapacitated and have a guardian appointed for her has been dropped.

Wild weather hits Northwest with snow even as Midwest gets a taste of summer

February’s end is bringing wild weather to much of the United States.

Police-released body camera footage shows security officers confronting Texas megachurch shooter amid loud gunfire

Police-released body camera footage shows security officers confronting Texas megachurch shooter amid loud gunfire.

Barrage of gunfire as officers confront Houston megachurch shooter, released body cam footage shows

Houston police have released body camera footage from officers who exchanged gunfire with a woman who opened fire at celebrity pastor Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch earlier this month before she was gunned down.

Sideways moon landing cuts mission short, private lunar lander expected to cease operations Tuesday

A private lunar lander is expected to cease operations Tuesday, its mission cut short after landing sideways near the south pole of the moon.

Biden is traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, according to AP sources

President Joe Biden will travel to the U.S.-Mexico border this week.

Supreme Court takes up regulation of social media platforms in cases from Florida and Texas

The Supreme Court is taking up challenges to state laws Monday that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users.

Air Force member has died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in DC

An active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force has died after he set himself ablaze outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.

AT&T will give $5 to customers hit by cellphone network outage

AT&T says it will give affected customers $5 each to compensate for last week’s network outage.

Warm weather brings brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

A warm front is sweeping springlike weather across a large swath of the country in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year.

Jen Pawol becomes the first woman to umpire a spring training game since 2007

It took eight years but Jen Pawol made the leap from the minors to a major league game spring training contest when she umpired the Grapefruit League opener between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals at CACTI Park of The Palm Beaches on Saturday.

Federal prosecutors accuse a New Mexico woman of fraud in oil and gas royalty case

A New Mexico businesswoman is accused of defrauding the U.S. government and two Native American tribes of taxes and royalties due to them for oil and gas that her companies extracted from federal and tribal lands.

Border Patrol releases hundreds of migrants at a bus stop after San Diego runs out of aid money

Buses dropped off hundreds of migrants at a San Diego bus stop instead of at a reception center that had been serving as a staging area because it ran out of local funding sooner than expected.

Here's a look at moon landing hits and misses

Landing a spacecraft on the moon has long been a series of hits and misses and now a U.S. company is the first private outfit to achieve a touchdown.

Lander 'alive and well' after company scores first US moon landing since Apollo era

The moon's newest arrival is said to be “alive and well” a day after landing.

Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

The legendary production designer Jack Fisk has for half a century been building some of the most indelible homes and structures of movies.

Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

The legendary production designer Jack Fisk has for half a century been building some of the most indelible homes and structures of movies.

A work-from-home tip: Don't buy stocks after eavesdropping on your spouse's business calls

A Houston has man has pleaded guilty to securities fraud for trading on inside information from his wife's business conversations while both were working from home.

U.S. company says its lunar lander has reached the surface of the moon; transmits weak signal back

U.S. company says its lunar lander has reached the surface of the moon; transmits weak signal back.

AT&T says its cellphone network restored after a widespread outage hit users across the US

AT&T says it has restored wireless coverage after an outage knocked out cellphone service on its network across the U.S. for hours.

Anti-doping law nets first prison sentence for therapist who helped sprinters get drugs

The first person charged for violating a 2020 law that forbids conspiracies to taint international sports events through performance-enhancing drugs received a three-month prison sentence.

Private lunar lander is closing in on the first US touchdown on the moon in a half-century

A private lunar lander is circling the moon while aiming for a touchdown near the south pole.

Judge says Texas school’s punishment of Black student doesn’t violate law banning race-based hair discrimination

Judge says Texas school’s punishment of Black student doesn’t violate law banning race-based hair discrimination.

A Texas deputy was killed and another injured in a crash while transporting an inmate, sheriff says

Authorities say a Texas deputy was killed in the crash of a vehicle while transporting an inmate.

Trial to determine if Texas school's punishment of a Black student over his hair violates new law

A trial is set to be held to determine if a Black high school student in Texas can continue being punished by his district for refusing to change his hairstyle.

Republican prosecutor in Arizona takes swipe at New York district attorney prosecuting Trump

The Republican prosecutor of Arizona’s most populous county says she opposes the extradition of a suspect in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room.

What to know about the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in Texas

Five days after 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham went missing, her body was found in a Texas river near her home.

Beyoncé becomes first Black woman to claim top spot on Billboard's country music chart

Beyoncé is making history once again: The superstar singer became the first Black woman to top Billboard’s country music chart.

Police say armed Texas student wounded by officers in school had meant to hurt people

Police in Mesquite, Texas, say a student who carried a gun to school had intended to harm other people before police fired 19 shots at him, leaving him with a minor leg wound.

Private US spacecraft enters orbit around the moon ahead of landing attempt

A private U.S. lunar lander is in orbit around the moon, a day before it will attempt to land on the surface.

How did hair become part of school dress codes? Some students see vestiges of racism

For as long as schools have policed hairstyles as part of their dress codes, some students have seen the rules as attempts to deny their cultural and religious identities.

Family friend of Texas girl Audrii Cunningham facing charges in 11-year-old's death, prosecutor says

Authorities say they are set to file a murder charge against a man after the body of an 11-year-old girl was recovered from a Texas river.

Man suspected in killing of woman in NYC hotel room arrested in Arizona after two stabbings there

A man suspected in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room earlier this month has been arrested in Arizona, where police say he is a suspect in two stabbings in recent days.

Man suspected in killing of woman in NYC hotel room arrested in Arizona after two stabbings there

A man suspected in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room earlier this month has been arrested in Arizona, where police say he is a suspect in two stabbings in recent days.