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'Most hated conservative college student in TX' comes to Houston
Kyle Tucker homers, Framber Valdez goes 8, Astros rout Mets
California company to sell HQ, encourage workers move to Houston
Self-driving big rigs to traverse I-45 to deliver Wayfair goods
Wall Street pivots higher ahead of US economic growth data
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street has pivoted from losses to gains about an hour before markets open, following declines in Europe and Asia, and ahead of the latest update on U.S. economic growth....
Lawyer who left Jan. 6 panel seeking Missouri US Senate seat
San Antonio migrant deaths lead to slow effort to ID victims
By PAUL WEBER, FABIOLA SÁNCHEZ and MARK STEVENSON
NBA Finals viewership up 24 percent over 2021
By DAVID BAUDER
R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker
By The Associated Press
Death toll rises in San Antonio immigrant tractor-trailer tragedy
Law enforcement said a city worker alerted them to the tragic scene after hearing cries from a...
Two Astros still on track to be All-Star voting finalists
The Houston duo should advance to the next round of voting, which begins next week
NFL asks for one-year Deshaun Watson suspension as hearing begins
The former Texans quarterback may miss his second full season.
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Sen. Mike Lee brushes off opponents to win Utah GOP primary
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee won Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday, brushing off attacks from two challengers who criticized him for his unwavering loyalty to former President Donald Trump and uncompromising lawmaking style. Lee’s...
By SAM METZ and LINDSAY WHITEHURST
New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York's recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state. In a novel move, New York gave 203 hemp growers first shot at...
By MICHAEL HILL
Asian shares track Wall St drop as inflation fears drag on
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Wednesday after another broad decline on Wall Street as markets remain gripped by uncertainty over inflation, rising interest rates and the potential for a recession. U.S. futures edged higher while oil...
By ELAINE KURTENBACH
Colorado GOP voters reject indicted clerk for election post
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Tuesday chose a former local official who pledged to keep politics out of running elections as their nominee for secretary of state over an indicted county clerk who gained national prominence by promoting...
By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and COLLEEN SLEVIN
R&B hitmaker R. Kelly due in court for sex abuse sentencing
NEW YORK (AP) — R& B star R. Kelly faces the possibility of a quarter century or more in prison when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal sex trafficking case in New York. A jury found Kelly, 55, guilty of racketeering and other counts last...
By TOM HAYS
Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion
They call her, desperate, scared and often broke. Some are rape and domestic violence victims. Others are new mothers, still breastfeeding infants. Another pregnancy so soon, they say, is something they just can't handle. “Heart wrenching,” said...
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and LINDSEY TANNER
Maria Ressa: Philippines affirms news site shutdown order
HONOLULU (AP) — Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has...
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking...
By The Associated Press
NY Democrats choose Hochul for governor; GOP picks Zeldin
NEW YORK (AP) — Nine months after she stepped into the job of New York governor as a relative unknown, Democrat Kathy Hochul easily locked up her party's nomination Tuesday, setting her on an expected glide path to win the office in November....
By MICHELLE L. PRICE
51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer...
By PAUL J. WEBER, JUAN LOZANO and ELLIOT SPAGAT
Matthews wins Democratic US Senate nod in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Rep. Krystle Matthews on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, a general election campaign that could begin under the cloud of a possible ethics...
By MEG KINNARD
Ukraine's president: Russia has become 'a terrorist' state
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia on Tuesday of becoming “a terrorist” state carrying out “daily terrorist acts” and urged Russia’s expulsion from the United Nations. In a virtual address to the U.N....
By EDITH M. LEDERER
In flurry of court activity, rulings on abortion bans mixed
A federal court Tuesday allowed Tennessee to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, while in Texas — which is already enforcing a similar ban based on an embryo's cardiac activity — a judge temporarily blocked an even stricter...
By AMY FORLITI and GEOFF MULVIHILL
Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's top health official said Tuesday that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. But the gap between...
By TOM MURPHY and CHRIS MEGERIAN
California budget won't cover out-of-state abortion travel
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While Gov. Gavin Newsom has pledged to make California a sanctuary for women seeking abortions, his administration won't spend public money to help people from other states travel to California for the procedure. Newsom's...
By ADAM BEAM
Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein
NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The...
By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER
Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion
WASHINGTON (AP) — Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure. Over the last day, several...
By AMANDA SEITZ
Jury is chosen to decide Florida school shooter's sentence
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was tentatively chosen Tuesday for a penalty trial to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be sentenced to death or get life in prison for the 2018 attack,...
By TERRY SPENCER
NYC mayor: Investigate Giuliani for 'false' slap claim
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested Tuesday that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani be investigated for filing a false police report for claiming he was assaulted by a heckler who clapped him on the back Sunday at a Staten Island...
Salmon drops out of GOP primary race for Arizona governor
PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for Arizona governor Tuesday, a move that comes a week before early ballots are mailed out and leaves just two top contenders in the GOP contest....
By BOB CHRISTIE
Justices nix 2nd mostly Black district in Louisiana for 2022
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold a lower court ruling that Louisiana must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase Black voting power. As a result, Louisiana’s November congressional...
By SARA CLINE and MARK SHERMAN
California land taken from Black couple returned to heirs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to return ownership of prime California beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land in the...
By JOHN ANTCZAK
EXPLAINER: Abortion, tech and surveillance
With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that vacuum up personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that...
By BARBARA ORTUTAY
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts reaches labor deal with workers
BOSTON (AP) — Employees at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts ratified their first labor deal Tuesday, becoming the latest prestigious art institution to protect workers with a union contract. The collective bargaining agreement is the first since...
By MARK PRATT
Official: Upgrades urged at Amtrak crash site, but no action
MENDON, Mo. (AP) — The chief elected official in the Missouri county where an Amtrak train slammed into a dump truck said Tuesday that residents and county leaders have been pushing for a safety upgrade at the railroad crossing for nearly three...
By CHARLIE RIEDEL and SUMMER BALLENTINE