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Astroworld victims group says new concert safety plan falls short
Houston-area CISD knowingly hired teacher accused of abuse
New Houston restaurant serves 30-minute sushi experience
'Violent Night' gives Santa Claus the John Wick treatment
Hawaii eruption brings tourism boon during slow season
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The spectacle of incandescent lava spewing from Hawaii's Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world’s...
By ANDREW SELSKY, AUDREY McAVOY and HAVEN DALEY
Reform candidates lead in UAW races with 73% of vote counted
By TOM KRISHER
Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth
By MARK PRATT and MICHAEL CASEY
Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii history shows stopping lava not easy
By AUDREY McAVOY
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, underground cartoonist, dies at 74
By JOCELYN NOVECK
Predicting every quarterfinal game involving Houston-area teams
Predictions and more for every quarterfinal game involving teams in and around the Bayou City.
McConaughey defends gun ‘responsibility,‘ not ’control,’ stance
Click here to read the full article. Matthew McConaughey reflected on his pointed decision to...
Paetow High picks new coach after charges filed against former HC
Lonnie Teagle, Paetow's former coach, faces charges of improper relationships with female students.
The 6 best adjustable kettlebells
Kettlebells on their own are known to be one of the most versatile strength training tools out...
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Drought-hit California cities to get little water from state
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water agencies that serve 27 million people will get just 5% of what they requested from the state to start 2023, water officials announced Thursday. The news of limited water comes as California concludes its...
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE
Prosecutor: Donald Trump knew about exec's tax fraud scheme
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump “knew exactly what was going on” with top Trump Organization executives who schemed for years to dodge taxes on company-paid perks, a prosecutor said Thursday, challenging defense claims that the former president was...
By MICHAEL R. SISAK
Ex-con gets at least 18 years in severed head case in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ex-convict who led police on a chase around Las Vegas before officers found the severed head and dismembered body of his friend in a stolen vehicle he was driving was sentenced Thursday to at least 18 years in prison. Eric John...
By KEN RITTER
Man charged with murder of Ole Miss student released on bond
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The man charged with first-degree murder in the case of a University of Mississippi student who has been missing since early July was released on a $250,000 bond Thursday. Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, faces a murder...
Trial over DeSantis removal of prosecutor on abortion ends
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wasn't seeking political retaliation when he removed a prosecutor over abortion and transgender views, but simply wanted to ensure state law would be enforced, the governor's attorney...
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON
San Antonio truck stop engulfed by massive fire
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A massive fire broke out at a San Antonio truck stop early Thursday, engulfing the convenience store in flames and sending a large plume of smoke into the air. Firefighters first received a call at about 5 a.m. Thursday about a...
Tough Oregon gun law faces legal challenge, could be delayed
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Midterm voters in Oregon narrowly passed one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, buoying the hopes of gun control supporters, but the new permit-to-purchase mandate and ban on high-capacity magazines now faces a...
By GILLIAN FLACCUS
Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum to close in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Believe it or not, an iconic part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk is closing soon. The Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum said Thursday that it will close on Dec. 31 after more than 26 years of tempting Boardwalk...
By WAYNE PARRY
Landmark trial on Arkansas trans youth medical ban wraps up
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nation's first trial on a ban on gender-confirming care for children ended Thursday, as Arkansas wrapped up its case defending the prohibition with testimony from an endocrinologist opposed to such treatments for...
By ANDREW DeMILLO
Kansas justice chides state law school for 'closed' climate
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A member of Kansas' highest court has resigned in protest from a part-time teaching job at a state law school following what he says was an unsuccessful attempt by the university to pressure students into canceling an event...
By JOHN HANNA
Rapper Ye is no longer buying right-wing social app Parler
The rapper Ye is no longer buying right-leaning social media site Parler, the company said Thursday. Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, had offered to buy Parler in October. At the time, Ye and Parlement Technologies, which owns Parler, said the...
By The Associated Press
Uvalde sues local prosecutor over school shooting records
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The city of Uvalde sued the local prosecutor's office Thursday seeking access to records and other investigative materials on the May shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead, a move that...
By ACACIA CORONADO
Weinstein lawyer in closing: 'Tears do not make truth'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein at his Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial told jurors Thursday that prosecutors' case relies entirely on asking them to trust women whose testimony showed they were untrustworthy. “Take my...
By ANDREW DALTON
Feds announce settlement over Iowa disability center abuse
The U.S. Justice Department has announced a settlement with the state of Iowa to resolve allegations of abuse and inadequate care at the state-run Glenwood Resource Center, a center for people with intellectual disabilities. A proposed consent...
By MARGERY A. BECK
Wisconsin parade crash case an issue in Supreme Court race
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who oversaw the trial of a man convicted of killing six people when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade last year says national exposure and encouragement she got for her handling of the case is not why she...
By SCOTT BAUER
EPA seeks to mandate more use of ethanol and other biofuels
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed increasing the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supplies over the next three years, a move welcomed by renewable fuel and...
By STEVE KARNOWSKI
Raleigh police release bodycam video of shootout with teen
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police on Thursday released body camera video from a shootout with a 15-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding two more in an East Raleigh neighborhood. Officers spent several hours searching for...
By HANNAH SCHOENBAUM
AP PHOTOS: Spectacular eruption of world's largest volcano
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The lava from the world's largest volcano is so hot and bright that the sky has turned orange. At night, throngs of people have been gathering to witness nature's spectacular light show in Hawaii. Some spectators left an...
By GREGORY BULL and ANDREW SELSKY
Chicago Fed names ex-Obama adviser Goolsbee as next leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — Austan Goolsbee, who was a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, has been chosen as the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the regional Fed bank announced Thursday. Goolsbee, 53, an economics...
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
ACLU sues city of Phoenix to stop sweeps of homeless camp
PHOENIX (AP) — The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown that they say has displaced people and destroyed identification documents, prescription medications and...
By ANITA SNOW
Rat Attack: NYC seeks hands-on leader in anti-rodent fight
NEW YORK (AP) — Hate rats? Are you a “somewhat bloodthirsty” New Yorker with excellent communication skills and “a general aura of badassery”? Then you might have what it takes to be the city's new rat czar. Mayor Eric Adams’ administration posted...
Coroner: 2 children among 5 found dead in Chicago-area home
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Two children were among five people found dead at a suburban Chicago home following what police called a “domestic-related incident,” a coroner said Thursday. The girls — ages 6 and 4 — were found along with a...
7 kids hurt when school bus crashes into house in NY suburb
RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — Seven children were injured Thursday when a school bus veered off the road in suburban New York, hit two parked cars and crashed into a house, police said. The crash happened just before 9 a.m. in the village of New Hempstead...
The mind behind the Rubik’s Cube celebrates a lasting puzzle
NEW YORK (AP) — If you've ever had trouble solving a Rubik’s Cube, a good piece of advice is to break it down into steps. It's worth a shot: That advice is from the man who invented it. “Problem solving is a very basic activity of the human mind...
By MARK KENNEDY
GivingTuesday raises $3.1B for charities in tough economy
NEW YORK (AP) — GivingTuesday raised a record $3.1 billion in 24 hours for charitable causes in the U.S. earlier this week, as the event that started as a hashtag in 2012 celebrated its 10th anniversary and its status as a staple of fundraising...
By THALIA BEATY