Author: Associated Press

House panel taking up gun bill in wake of mass shootings

The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is preparing gun legislation in response to mass shootings by 18-year-olds in Texas and New York. The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing Thursday on a bill that would raise the age limit for…

Cowboys say former running back Marion Barber dead at 38

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Marion Barber III, the former Dallas Cowboys running back who scored plenty of touchdowns without recording a 1,000-yard season, has died, the team said Wednesday. He was 38. Barber played a final season with Chicago in…

Houston’s Framber Valdez pitches a 2-hit complete game

Astros beat the Athletics 5-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yordan Álvarez hit a pair of no-doubt homers, Framber Valdez pitched a two-hitter for a rare complete game and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Monday. After being held to five runs the…

Pressly gets game-ending DP, Astros top M’s 2-1

Houston manages to avoid sweep

SEATTLE (AP) —Ryan Pressly got Luis Torrens to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, preserving the Houston Astros’ 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Trying for its first home sweep…

Semien ends HR drought with slam, Rangers rout A’s 11-4

Texas had a season-high 18 hits

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien hit a grand slam for his first home run after signing with Texas in the offseason, Corey Seager and Adolis García added back-to-back shots and the Rangers routed the Oakland Athletics 11-4 on Saturday.…

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to travel to Uvalde

The President and First Lady will console families, honor victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday to console families and honor victims of Tuesday’s mass school shooting in which 19 children and two teachers were killed. The White…

Actor Ray Liotta dead at 67, according to reports

A source says Liotta died in his sleep Wednesday nighy

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A source at the Dominican Republic’s National Forensic Science Institute who was…

Shooter in custody following Uvalde school lockdown

Uvalde Memorial Hospital said 'several students' are in its emergency room

UVALDE, Texas (AP) - Police in Texas say a shooter who prompted a lockdown at an elementary school has been taken into custody. The Uvalde Police Department said the person was taken into custody shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday The…

78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US

It's the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children.

78,000 pounds of infant formula arrive in US By MICHAEL CONROY Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis. It's the first of…

NBA fines Mavs $100,000 for 3rd bench violation in playoffs

The first fine was $25,000, the second $50,000

DALLAS (AP) — The NBA fined the Dallas Mavericks for a third time in the playoffs on Sunday because of violations of rules regarding their bench. The fine has doubled each time, with the latest at $100,000 after Game 2…

Verlander shines to lead Astros to 2-1 win over Rangers

Verlander (6-1) scattered six singles across six scoreless innings without a walk

HOUSTON (AP) — After another splendid start gave Justin Verlander the most wins and lowest ERA in the majors, Houston manager Dusty Baker was asked just how impressive the veteran right-hander has been this season in his return from Tommy…

Mavs down 2-0 again, this time against title-tested Warriors

The Mavericks are headed home to try to stay in the Western Conference finals

Luka Doncic didn’t have another “believe” in him with the Mavericks facing a 2-0 deficit for a second consecutive series. Not that the Dallas superstar doesn’t believe. There’s just a difference after losing a 19-point lead against title-tested Stephen Curry…

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation on Wednesday announced separate collective bargaining…

Astros hit record 5 HRs in 2nd, rout Red Sox 13-4

BOSTON (AP) — The Astros tied the MLB record for most home runs in an inning, hitting five off Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi as part of a nine-run second to help Houston rout Boston 13-4 on Tuesday night. Yordan…

Rockets get third pick in lottery, Magic get first

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman…

Authorities: Gunman in deadly attack at California church was Chinese immigrant

The attack was motivated by hate for Taiwanese

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities: Gunman in deadly attack at California church was Chinese immigrant motivated by hate for Taiwanese. (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without…

Doncic leads Mavs over Suns 123-90 in Game 7 blowout

Doncic and Dinwiddie combined to pour in 48 of the Mavericks’ 57 points

PHOENIX (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 35 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 30 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the top-seeded Phoenix Suns with a 123-90 Game 7 blowout Sunday night, advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since…

Gurriel stays hot, Verlander solid, Astros blank Nats 8-0

Verlander struck out five and walked three

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a homer, Justin Verlander pitched five scoreless innings and the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Sunday. Jose Altuve, Martin Maldonado and Chas McCormick also homered for the Astros. Gurriel…

Doncic, Mavericks cruise past Suns 113-86 to force Game 7

Doncic scored 33 points

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic has his first victory in an elimination game. Now the young Dallas superstar gets another one — and another Game 7 to boot. Doncic scored 33 points and the Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 113-86…

Olave eager to team with Thomas in Saints’ rebuilt pass game

The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Chris Olave just arrived in New Orleans. Michael Thomas will be returning soon. The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt Saints receiving corps designed to improve the NFL’s least productive passing…

Horford, Tatum help Celtics even series with 116-108 victory

The two teams have alternated victories in this best-of-seven series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Al Horford and Jayson Tatum scored 30 points apiece and led the Boston Celtics’ fourth-quarter comeback in a 116-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night that tied their Eastern Conference semifinal at two games apiece.…

Doncic, Mavs beat foul-plagued Paul, Suns to even series 2-2

Dorian Finney-Smith scored a playoff career-high 24 points

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 26 points and the Dallas Mavericks took advantage of foul trouble for Chris Paul to beat the Phoenix Suns 111-101 on Sunday, evening the Western Conference semifinal series at 2-2. Paul was out of…