• In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. Scientists say the hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting a variety of dangerous illnesses. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.

  • This April 2012 photo provided by the Austin Parks & Recreation Department shows the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin, Texas. A celebrated German sculptor, Ney established her home and studio in the castle-like building in 1892. Her works and tools are displayed there, and visitors can also wander the restored grounds, which teem with native greenery and wildflowers. (Austin Parks & Recreation Department via AP)

    Serenity Now: Austin’s Elisabet Ney Museum evokes a past era

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four miles from the bustling state capitol, a castle-like structure sits in a corner of Austin’s Hyde Park neighborhood. It’s built from white stones, complete with columns and a square tower. Out front, a field of native greenery teeming with tall purple and yellow wildflowers seems to have been lifted from the Texas plains and left to grow as nature intended.

  • Bid to ensure transparency of execution drugs hits roadblock

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker is joining a chorus of voices across numerous states pushing officials to reveal the source of drugs used in lethal-injection executions.

  • Concussions prompt UTSA QB Bogenschutz to quit football

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Calling it “one of the toughest situations” in his life, UTSA sophomore quarterback Blake Bogenschutz said Tuesday he is giving up football because of lingering concussion-like symptoms.

  • US-Colombia Olympic playoff 2nd leg to be in Frisco, Texas

    CHICAGO (AP) — The second leg of the United States’ Olympic men’s soccer qualifying playoff against Colombia will be played on March 29 at Frisco, Texas.

  • Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard leaves the court after receiving a second technical foul against the Washington Wizards in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    NBA suspends Rockets’ Dwight Howard for Miami game

    HOUSTON (AP) — The NBA suspended Rockets center Dwight Howard for Tuesday night’s game against Miami for touching an official during a loss over the weekend.

  • San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives around Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Tony Parker could miss Olympics because of wife’s pregnancy

    PARIS (AP) — San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker could miss the Olympics because of the expected birth of his second son.

  • Texas guard Demarcus Holland (2) goes up to sink a basket as Baylor's Johnathan Motley (5) and Rico Gathers (2) defend in the fist half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    No. 15 Baylor falls out of 1st after 67-59 loss to Texas

    WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 15 Baylor hadn’t lost at home to an unranked team in more than two years. This was only the second time in 20 Big 12 seasons the Bears got this deep into a season still with a share of the conference lead.

  • In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Westerville police chief Joe Morbitzer welcomes community members to a first-ever class about reacting to and surviving an active shooter, while speaking in Westerville, Ohio. Morbitzer says people today understand threats are real and could happen where they live. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

    Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.

  • Texas guard Javan Felix (3) drives past Baylor's Rico Gathers (2) on his way to the basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Texas upsets No. 15 Baylor 67-59 for 6th win in 7 games

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Connor Lammert had 15 points, including a clutch 3-pointer in the final minute, and Texas won for the sixth time in its last seven games, beating No. 15 Baylor 67-59 on Monday night.