The release of 135,500 gallons of wastewater sludge into Galveston Bay was apparently because of a faulty valve at the city's new wastewater treatment plant.
Friendswood could not hold on for what would have been another signature pre-district win Tuesday, as the Pearland Lady Oilers came from behind to hand the Lady Mustangs a 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 11-15 defeat.
Nearly everybody wonders what the future holds, and some people spend time and money trying to find out in advance.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense after he killed four people in a drunken-driving crash has been released from home confinement.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's gymnastics team has flipped over Broadway's "Hamilton," in a night that had athletic gold meeting theatrical gold.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legal experts say a ruling by a federal judge in Texas — that the Obama administration can't force schools to allow transgender students to choose their bathrooms — won't effect litigation over a North Carolina transgender bathroom law.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people.
NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who they say stole a helmet autographed by the Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots from a bar near Gillette Stadium.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has denied a last-minute attempt by professors to block a new Texas law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedo is the first major company to drop its sponsorship of swimmer Ryan Lochte.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The second day of Jerry Sandusky's appeal hearing is getting underway in Pennsylvania.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration's directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Obama administration's directive on transgender rules in school bathrooms.
LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — High water in Louisiana and Arkansas has put a damper on the nation's rice harvest.
DALLAS (AP) — Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals.
NEW YORK (AP) — American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his "immature behavior" that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes experience as an Olympian can give an announcer special insight — even the most painful kind.
ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — Five Notre Dame football players have been arrested after Indiana State Police say a trooper found marijuana and a loaded handgun in their car.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A court has halted the execution of a Texas man who was sentenced to death for a fatal 1996 robbery in which he didn't pull the trigger.
A trashed bathroom. Seized passports. Shifting accounts in TV interviews and social media posts. An encounter with the Brazilian criminal justice system. The saga of American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates during the Rio Olympics has produced a head-spinning series of developments in Brazil and beyond. Here is the latest:
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a bipartisan push to halt the scheduled Wednesday execution of Jeffrey Wood (all times local):
NEW YORK (AP) — Done right, there's something lyrical about calling a soccer game, isn't there?
HOUSTON (AP) — It's unclear how the Obama administration's decision to phase out its use of some private prisons will ultimately impact the five such facilities operating in Texas as well as the communities where they're located.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his home in New Jersey. Jay Fishman was 63.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Texas says a bipartisan group of legislators will take the highly unusual step of urging the state to halt the execution of a man who didn't pull the trigger during a fatal 1996 robbery.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has pleaded not guilty to several charges in Kansas.
MIAMI (AP) — CDC adds South Beach to travel warning, telling pregnant women to avoid area after Zika transmissions confirmed.
NEW YORK (AP) — For future Olympics, NBC says it will look at how some of its tech-savvy customers are programming the games themselves for advice on putting together its own broadcasts.
MIAMI (AP) — Florida governor: South Beach area identified as second site of Zika transmission in mainland U.S. .
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland ice cream shop is giving patrons a taste of Olympic gold.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Zika infections in Florida (all times local):
U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology Friday morning about an incident that occurred early Sunday at the Rio Olympics. Lochte initially said he and three teammates had been robbed at gunpoint, but Rio police discounted that on Thursday and instead said the swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom and then paid some guards before leaving. Following is the full text of Lochte's statement, posted to his Instagram account.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A grand jury in South Carolina has indicted former Coastal Carolina University defensive back Ray Anthony Lewis III, son of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis, on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit against Crocs and a Waikiki Hilton resort after a toddler's foot got caught in an escaltor (all times local):
CLEVELAND (AP) — The son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golf pioneer Charlie Sifford have been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for stealing from his estate.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Craig Watts' stomach tightened ever so slightly whenever a news report about a military strike near where one of his parents was deployed flashed on the television screen.
CONROE, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man serving life in prison for the suffocation of his girlfriend's child in 1998 has been released and charges dismissed because of what prosecutors say is a lack of evidence.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office says a Texas lawyer and at least two other people have been acquitted of charges that they tried to commit fraud after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Thursday the nation needs to work together to repair rifts between police officers and the communities they serve and guard against more discord — a veiled reference to rival Donald Trump.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on sentencing for ex-NFL star Darren Sharper (all times local):
BOSTON (AP) — Despite moving more than 1,000 miles from Boston, an ex-mob boss remained an ardent supporter of the New England Patriots while in witness protection.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — An assistant warden has been suspended and a guard and two food service managers have been recommended for dismissal after a male inmate at a West Texas state prison killed a female guard.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC reached 24.1 million viewers on Tuesday for a telecast that featured Simon Biles and Aly Raisman taking the top two medals for the gymnastics floor exercise.
Who knew a simple statement about "that time of the month" could cause such a stir?
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' appointment of Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell to a post in the Vatican (all times local):
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The editor of the Philadelphia Daily News is apologizing for his newspaper running a photo of American gymnast Simone Biles with a column about fellow Olympian Gabby Douglas.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says he has contacted the White House and met with North Dakota's senators in an effort to halt construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline.
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is joining Verizon in raising the prices of some of its data plans.
HOUSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Houston mother accused of drowning her two children in a bathtub says the woman has a history of mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University is working on repairs to its stadium after an 8-inch-thick piece of stone molding fell from the building's exterior onto a sidewalk.
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial faces sentencing for stealing about $767,000 from clients.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering protesters in North Dakota not to interfere with the construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline.
NEW YORK (AP) — While NBC's prime-time television ratings are down, fans are clearly seeking out the Olympics on other devices.
BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says he's considering running against Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for Andre Rison says a federal warrant accusing the former NFL player of violating probation by testing positive for marijuana and failing to keep up with minimum child support payments has been lifted.
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have made a minor change to the charges filed against a Houston mother accused of drowning her two children in her home's bathtub by forcibly holding their heads underwater.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A marine biologist says a die-off of some coral at a marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be over but experts still don't know why it happened.
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due in court for a hearing in the double murder case against him.
NEW YORK (AP) — As the ball sailed narrowly over American beach volleyball player Phil Dalhausser's head and out of bounds, NBC analyst Kevin Wong quipped, "that's one point when you're happy you're bald."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Health officials say a Texas resident who recently traveled to an area of Miami where local Zika transmission occurred has tested positive for the virus.
NEW YORK (AP) — During the first half of the Olympics, women have dominated the screen on NBC in the evening.
PREMONT, Texas (AP) — An instructor and a student ejected themselves from a military jet before it crashed in a South Texas field during a training flight from Naval Air Station Kingsville.