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Man charged with murder in Houston girl’s death

JUAN A. LOZANO | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON — A black man was arrested and charged with murder in the killing of a 7-year-old black...

Elliott, Cowboys power past Seahawks for 24-22 wild-card win

SCHUYLER DIXON | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 137 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the...

Cowboys’ Prescott seeks 1st playoff win vs Wilson, Seahawks

SCHUYLER DIXON | ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON, Texas — Russell Wilson won a wild-card game with Seattle as a rookie, a Super Bowl in his second...

Hopkins’ big season helps Texans to playoffs

KRISTIE RIEKEN | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON — DeAndre Hopkins had the best season of his career, carrying Houston's receivers in a year the group...

Democrats, Trump meet on shutdown; they says he is resisting

CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — With no shutdown resolution in sight, Democratic leaders urged President Donald Trump...

US employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December

JOSH BOAK | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of...

Pelosi elected speaker, will lead Dems confronting Trump

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi knew this moment would come, even if others had their doubts — or worked to stop her. Pelosi was elected Thursday...

Martin O’Malley: Beto O’Rourke should run for president

JUANA SUMMERS | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Martin O'Malley, the former Democratic governor of Maryland and 2016 presidential candidate, says he will not run...

New Congress gavels in with nod to history, warning to Trump

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate have convened for the 116th Congress with the most diverse class of lawmakers in history. The House is returning...

China lands spacecraft on ‘dark’ side of moon in world first

KEN MORITSUGU | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — China's burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of...