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Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win

HOUSTON — James Harden scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff...

Texas executes avowed racist in black man’s dragging death

BY JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome...

Woman killed when she falls into meat grinder at work

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed when she fell into a meat grinder at a processing plant in northern Pennsylvania. It’s...

Cowboys pick up 5th-year option on Ezekiel Elliott contract

FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Elliott's rookie contract, keeping the star running back with the...

Border agents find 3-year-old migrant alone near Brownsville

U.S. Border Patrol agents found a 3-year-old boy alone in a field after likely being abandoned by smugglers at the southern border, authorities said. U.S....

Trump makes new threat to send soldiers to US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made a new threat Wednesday to send armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted that "Mexico's Soldiers recently pulled...

Murray scores 23 in Nuggets’ 108-90 romp of Spurs

DENVER — Jamal Murray's 23 points led six Nuggets in double figures and Denver routed the San Antonio Spurs 108-90 Tuesday night to move...

AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

BRIAN SLODYSKO, THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season,...

Couple gets 7 years in prison each for enslaving Guinean girl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A suburban Fort Worth couple has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a Guinean...

Back to Earth: Washington set to allow ‘human composting’

RACHEL LA CORTE | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as...