San Antonio

Dec. 20, 2013: Pancho Claus, Rudy Martinez, waves to children as he visits Knowlton Elementary School, in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

HOUSTON (AP) — He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat — though often it’s a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho […]

12/23/2013

Dec. 7, 2013: Valerie Redus, center, mother of Robert Cameron Redus is hugged by Emily Vaughan, a friend of the family, as people gather at a vigil for her son Robert Redus. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Cynthia Esparza)

Family’s questions remain about student’s death

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Robert Cameron Redus was five months from graduating with a seemingly bright future ahead as he drove home from a night of celebrating the end of the semester at the University […]

12/12/2013

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Clippers sign forward Stephen Jackson

The Los Angeles Clippers announced that they have signed free agent forward Stephen Jackson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jackson, 35, joins the Clippers after spending the 2012-13 season with […]

12/11/2013

This handout provided by RES Americas shows the 166 megawatt Hackberry Wind Farm near Albany, Texas. (AP Photo/RES Americas)

Microsoft enters 20-year deal for Texas wind power

HOUSTON (AP) — It takes a lot of energy to store all the data 1 billion people and 20 million businesses plug into their computers, phones, tablets and gadgets. So as part of an effort […]

11/04/2013

Threat diverts United Express flight to Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — A United Express flight from San Francisco to San Antonio has been diverted to Phoenix because of a reported threat. Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport say Flight 5573 landed at […]

10/31/2013

A vacuum truck cleans up oil in near Tioga, N.D. The North Dakota Health Department says more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil have spewed out of a Tesoro Corp. oil pipeline in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota. (AP Photo/North Dakota Health Department)

ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota farmer who discovered an oil spill the size of seven football fields while out harvesting wheat says that when he found it, crude was bubbling up out of […]

10/11/2013

This photo provided by HHS shows the main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/HHS)

Health exchange rollout gets poor reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s new health insurance marketplaces are drawing lots of rotten tomatoes in early reviews, but people are at least checking them out. Seven percent of Americans report that somebody in their […]

10/10/2013

Thelma and Louise, a two-headed Texas cooter turtle born in June 2013 at the San Antonio Zoo. (AP Photo/San Antonio Zoo, File)

2-headed turtle at Texas zoo gets Facebook page

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A two-headed turtle born last month at the San Antonio Zoo has become so popular that she has her own Facebook page. Zoo officials say the Texas cooter, named Thelma and […]

07/29/2013

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Amazon looks to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states including California

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. says it is adding 7,000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses where it fills orders, and in its customer service division. The company says it […]

07/29/2013

Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul during a preseason game at Staples Center.  (AP Photo)

Peace out: Lakers waive Metta World Peace

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — It’s Peace out for the Los Angeles Lakers. They waived Metta World Peace on Thursday under the NBA’s amnesty provision, which will save the team about $15 million in luxury […]

07/12/2013

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Expert says evidence jibes with Zimmerman’s story

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — An expert on gunshot wounds hired by the defense testified Tuesday that George Zimmerman’s account of how he fatally shot Trayvon Martin is consistent with the forensic evidence. Dr. Vincent Di […]

07/09/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Perry won’t seek re-election in 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history who famously muttered “oops” after forgetting during a 2011 presidential debate the third of three federal departments he’d pledged to close, announced Monday […]

07/08/2013

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