Texas announces its first locally transmitted Zika case

The Texas health department said there are currently no other homegrown cases, but health officials continue to watch for them. Zika is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito, though sexual transmission can occur.

Colts optimistic Luck will play against Jets

Coach Chuck Pagano says the Indianapolis Colts are optimistic Andrew Luck will play next Monday night against the New York Jets after missing Thursday’s game with a concussion.

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Indiana officials consider sparing schools from penalties


The state had relief from federal accountability requirements last year that allowed them to keep teacher pay and A-F grades from dropping while students got used to the test. The U.S. Department of Education hasn’t given similar protections this year.