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Friday, January 31, 2014

Amber Alert issued for a missing Houston girl, 3 – abc13.com

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NBA All-Star Reserves Announced – ESPN

ESPNThe Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers each had two players picked Thursday as reserves for the NBA All-Star Game, while the Indiana Pacers had to settle for one despite owning the league’s best record. [+] Enlarge Dwight Howard.Portland, Houston place two All-Star reserves apieceThe Spokesman ReviewJames Harden and Dwight Howard make All-Star Game for […]

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Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian court – CNN International

CNN InternationalFlorence, Italy (CNN) — An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday night. Prosecutors said the couple had killed Meredith Kercher in November 2007.Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito guilty of Kercher Italy murderBBC NewsKnox and Sollecito convicted again of Briton’s 2007 murderReutersAmanda Knox […]

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Italian court overturns not guilty verdict of Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito in … – Fox News

Fox NewsAn appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle …Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian courtCNN […]

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Houston raid part of multistate human smuggling case – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleTeams of federal immigration agents launched a tri-state human trafficking crackdown in southwest Houston by raiding two employment agencies in the Chinatown area, the alleged center of a large conspiracy that supplied hundreds of undocumented …Federal investigators carry out immigration raid at two businesses in …abc13.comICE agents apprehend 11 people in southwest Houston operationMyFox […]

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Oscar nod for “Alone Yet Not Alone” song rescinded – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleLOS ANGELES (AP) — The motion picture academy says it’s rescinding the Academy Awards original song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone” from the film of the same name after it discovered composer Bruce Broughton emailed members of the group’s …Oscars Disqualifies Original Song Nomination for ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’AceShowbizAcademy rescinds Best Song nomination […]

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Garrett Gilbert, SMU QB, Leigh Steinberg’s Client

Garrett Gilbert, SMU QB, once the Texas Longhorns starting quarterback, and member of the 2014 NFL Draft class, is Leigh Steinberg’s first NFL client since being reinstated to represent players. For Leigh Steiberg, who’s represented some of the NFL’s best signal callers, like Steve Young, Garrett Gilbert is perfect. He’s 6-4, 220, ran one of […]

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Scientists find new way to get stem cells – Irish Times

Irish TimesThe Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland general manager Andrew Finnerty, director Tim O’Brien, Minister of State for Research and Innovation Se├ín Sherlock and president of NUI Galway Dr James Browne at the opening of Ireland’s first human use stem …Breakthrough: Researchers in Boston and Japan say they have created stem …Sydney Morning Herald‘Stem cells’ […]

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Rockets-Mavericks Preview – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)The Houston Rockets passed their first test in a difficult pair of Southwest Division games on back-to-back nights by beating San Antonio without James Harden. Next, they’ll try to beat the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night for the first time in …Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks game previewThe Dream ShakeHouston Rockets (30-17) at Dallas […]

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Police discount reports of missing woman seen in Houston – San Antonio Express

San Antonio ExpressSAN ANTONIO — A private investigator working with police to locate a Colorado woman missing from Garden Ridge said Wednesday that reports that she was seen in Houston didn’t pan out. “We know it’s not her,” said Charlie Parker, who’s working with …Police: Woman matching Missing Colorado woman’s description ruled out in …KHOU […]

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Police discount reports of missing woman seen in Houston – San Antonio Express

San Antonio ExpressSAN ANTONIO — A private investigator working with police to locate a Colorado woman missing from Garden Ridge said Wednesday that reports that she was seen in Houston didn’t pan out. “We know it’s not her,” said Charlie Parker, who’s working with …Police: Woman matching Missing Colorado woman’s description ruled out in …KHOU […]

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2014 NBA scores: Rockets down Spurs, Melo lifts Knicks past C’s – Philly.com

Philly.comOn a busy NBA Tuesday, the rivalries were in full effect and a couple players named Anthony made history. The Houston Rockets had a built-in excuse against the Spurs on Tuesday night, if they wanted to use it. But even with star guard James Harden out …Four-Pointer: Previewing the Houston Rockets…againMavs MoneyballGinobili injured as Rockets […]

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Manu Ginobili injury: Spurs guard to undergo MRI on hamstring – Philly.com

Philly.comGinobili didn’t return to the game, finishing the night with nine points on 2-of-6 shooting. Ginobili had an issue with his left hamstring earlier in the year, forcing him to miss two games. The 36-year-old dealt with a right hamstring injury last year, which kept him …NBA: Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin lead Houston Rockets past […]

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Winter weather raises concerns on Houston area roads – abc13.com

Winter weather raises concerns on Houston area roadsabc13.comShareThis via email, AIM, social bookmarking and networking sites, etc. HOUSTON (KTRK) — Another winter blast has moved across southeast Texas, creating possibly dangerous road conditions. Drivers are advised to use caution on bridges and …TxDOT prepares Houston-area roads for deep freezeHouston ChronicleTxDOT rushes to spray Houston-area elevated […]

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportIf the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets meet in the playoffs, hopefully it won’t be under these circumstances. The Rockets topped the Spurs, 97-90, rallying back from an early 15-point deficit in a battle of injury-depleted teams on Tuesday night.Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at. Houston RocketsPounding The RockSan Antonio Spurs vs Houston […]

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Houston’s winter sequel is no blockbuster – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleThe freezing rain, sleet and light flurries that hit the Houston region Tuesday are expected to disappear before the evening commute. By lunchtime, Houston TranStar was reporting ice on only a highway or two, though the National Weather Service …Approximately 200 flights canceled at Bush IAH, HobbyKHOU all 10 news articles …read more Source: […]

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2014 Fantasy Outlooks: Houston Astros – CBSSports.com

2014 Fantasy Outlooks: Houston AstrosCBSSports.com2014 Fantasy Outlooks: Houston Astros. Al Melchior. Data Analyst. Follow Al. Jan. 27, 2014 4:49 PM ET. The Astros have set franchise records for most losses in a season three years in a row, and last season’s dive resulted in a 51-111 record. The … and more …read more Source: Houston […]

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Meet Ravens New OC…Gary Kubiak

The Baltimore Ravens introduced their new offensive coordinator (OC), Gary Kubiak in a press conference on Monday. The position was vacant after former OC Jim Caldwell left the Ravens for a head coaching job with the Detroit Lions. There was speculation that the Ravens would promote from within after they interviewed Ravens wide receiver coach […]

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Gary Kubiak named Ravens’ new offensive coordinator – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunRavens’ John Harbaugh named former Houston Texans head coach, Gary Kubiak as the Ravens’ new offensive coordinator. He will be joined by one of his former Texans assistants, Rick Dennison, as QB coach. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun).Former Texans Coach Kubiak Hired by RavensKOLOGary Kubiak & Rick Dennison Welcome Press ConferenceBaltimoreRavens.comNFL Notes: Ravens hire Gary Kubiak […]

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Path Cleared for Egypt’s Military Chief to Run for President – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCAIRO—Egypt’s high military council gave the go-ahead for its senior officer, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, to run for president, paving the way for the popular military leader to replace the country’s first freely elected president, whom he ousted last …Egypt’s military OKs El-Sisi for presidential runCNN InternationalEgypt’s top military body has […]

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Journalist admits phone hacking for Sunday Mirror – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleLONDON (AP) — A former tabloid journalist told Britain’s phone hacking trial on Monday that he intercepted voicemails with the knowledge of senior executives — not just at the now-defunct News of the World, whose employees are standing trial, but at the …Jude Law ‘Unaware Family Member Spoke To Press’ As Phone-Hacking Trial …EntertainmentwiseJude […]

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ukraine Violence Ups Ante at Kiev Camp as Opposition Sway Fades – Businessweek

BusinessweekFor demonstrators at Kiev’s Independence Square, the uprising against Ukraine’s rulers has also become a battle for their own freedom. On permanent alert against a police attack and with the threat of years in prison looming over them, protesters carry plastic …Why Canada should support Ukraine’s democratic protestersThe Globe and MailReport: Ukraine protesters seize Justice […]

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

1 injured during Baytown bull run – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleChris Robertson, 25, from Houston had thought the event sounded exciting, but may have been second-guessing himself as he lay in the dirt in a fetal position after a mishap. “I saw them coming so I started jogging, then when I looked back they were a …Thrill seekers head to Baytown for Great Bull […]

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Conley, Randolph lead Grizzlies past Rockets 99-81 – Daily Journal Online

Daily Journal OnlineMike Conley scored 17 points and Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Houston Rockets for the second consecutive night, 99-81 on Saturday. The Grizzlies won 88-87 in Houston on Friday, then took control of the …McHale happy to see Courtney Lee having successHouston Chronicle (blog) […]

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Rival rallies mark 3rd anniversary of Egypt uprising – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCAIRO — Rival rallies kicked off here Saturday on the third anniversary of the nation’s uprising, underscoring rigid political divisions since Egypt united against a longtime leader. In Tahrir Square, the heart of the 18-day uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak …Divided Egypt marks third anniversary of uprisingFox NewsEgypt militants step up campaign with Cairo […]

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Grizzlies target home-and-home sweep of Rockets – WFMY News 2

WFMY News 2(SportsNetwork.com) – The Memphis Grizzlies go for a home-and-home sweep of the Southwest-rival Houston Rockets Saturday night at FedExForum. The Grizzlies rebounded from Monday’s loss to New Orleans by recording an 88-87 triumph over the …Grizzlies vs. Rockets final score: Memphis’ defense stifles Houston, 88-87SB NationChandler Parsons Turns Up (Video)Space City ScoopMemphis Grizzlies […]

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Grizzlies vs. Rockets final score: Memphis’ defense stifles Houston, 88-87 – SB Nation

SB NationThe Rockets had won six of their last seven, but couldn’t get past a scrappy Memphis team Friday night. Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share 2 Comments

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Daily Fantasy NBA 1/25/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks Andrew’s Daily … – Sports Chat Place

Sports Chat PlaceWe’ve got another full day of NBA action heading our way in the coming hours, so it’s time to give those fantasy lineups a look before the tip-offs. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the trending players out there who should be putting up some …Chandler Parsons […]

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Grizzlies Outlast Rockets 88-87 – ABC News

ABC NewsCourtney Lee scored 19 points, Zach Randolph added 15 and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Houston Rockets for an 88-87 win on Friday night. Mike Miller drew an offensive foul to give Houston the ball back with 8.3 seconds left. But Patrick Beverley shot …Grizzlies vs. Rockets final score: Memphis’ defense stifles Houston, […]

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Weather closures give Houston families unexpected extra time together – Houston Chronicle

Weather closures give Houston families unexpected extra time togetherHouston ChronicleThe Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Health Museum, and the Children’s Museum of Houston all reported on Friday morning that they would be open for business, with the Children’s Museum of Houston opening at noon. …read more Source: Houston News […]

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IndySportsDay: How many Pacers will be All-Stars? – Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis StarThe NBA All-Star game starters were announced Thursday and included Pacers forward Paul George. But what about the reserves. ProBasketballTalk. Loading… Post to Facebook. IndySportsDay: Which Pacers will join Paul George as All-Stars? on …Dwight Howard Snubbed from NBA-All Star Starting LineupFashion TimesDwight Howard not voted NBA All-Star starter, Kobe Bryant inSportingNews.comPacers’ George Named […]

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Howard and Harden Lead Rockets Over Kings 119-98 – ABC News

ABC NewsDwight Howard didn’t think he was aggressive enough in Houston’s two losses to Sacramento this season and vowed to attack from the beginning when the Rockets faced the Kings on Wednesday night. Howard’s plan worked. He had 17 points and 10 …Postgame notes: Cousins and Gay to have further tests on injuries ThursdaySacramento BeeDeMarcus […]

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How does Teddy Bridgewater compare to recent top QB prospects? – SI.com

SI.comBradford’s mediocre production in the NFL will frighten some, but if you remove access to those results, Bradford is one of the most highly-touted quarterbacks ever, coming out of the 2010 draft,” Bussell explained. “He received high grades in accuracy …Why Teddy Bridgewater Is the Perfect Fit for the Houston TexansBleacher Report all 12 news […]

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5th Circuit rejects cop killer’s request for stay of execution – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleThe 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a stay of execution sought by convicted killer Edgar Tamayo, who is scheduled to be executed just after 6 p.m. Wednesday for the 1994 murder of a Houston policeman. The three-judge panel’s ruling …Mexican Edgar Tamayo, who gunned down Houston cop, WILL be executed …Daily […]

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Vince Young files for bankruptcy – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comHOUSTON — Former NFL and University of Texas quarterback Vince Young has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The petition was filed last week in a Houston federal bankruptcy court, listing Young with estimated assets between $500,001 and $1 …Former Titans QB Vince Young files for Chapter 11 bankruptcyCBSSports.comReport: Vince Young files for bankruptcyNFL.comFormer NFL […]

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Report: Vince Young files for bankruptcy – NFL.com

NFL.comThe 30-year-old, free-agent quarterback filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, according to the Houston Chronicle. Young has been mired in financial difficulty, stemming from two lawsuits connected to a $1.8 million loan taken out during the …Ex-Texas Longhorns quarterback Vince Young files for bankruptcy protectionDallas Morning NewsVince Young files for bankruptcySportingNews.comBeleaguered quarterback Vince […]

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USOC receives email about Sochi security threat – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe U.S. Olympic Committee and several other countries have received emails regarding security threats at the Sochi Winter Games, further raising concerns about safety. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said in a statement Wednesday that the message has …Russians make Evgeni Plushenko their choice for 2014 Sochi OlympicsLos Angeles TimesTwin toilets photo at Sochi Olympics […]

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2014 Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects – Baseball America

Baseball AmericaAfter Houston won fewer than 60 games for the first and second time in franchise history in 2011 and 2012, they shifted to the American League and got even worse. The 2013 Astros went 51-111 for the worst record in club history and the worst in the …Nolan Ryan could be reuniting with the […]

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

State of emergency begins in Thailand – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleBANGKOK (AP) — Gunmen shot and wounded a top leader of a major pro-government movement in northern Thailand on Wednesday, and demonstrators pushing to overthrow the prime minister defied the start of a state of emergency imposed in the capital …State of Emergency Declared in Bangkok on Protest Violence (2)BusinessweekThailand Under Emergency Decree as […]

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Spring Branch teacher sent to jail – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleA former Spring Branch ISD teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student will spend a year in jail and a second year on probation after agreeing to a plea bargain Tuesday. Kathryn Camille Murray, 30, was sentenced by …Former Houston-area teacher sentenced to year in jail for sex with 15-year-old […]

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Houston Texans announce 2014 ticket prices – HoustonTexans.com

HoustonTexans.comHouston plays three 2013 division winners at Reliant Stadium during the 2014 regular season; NFC East Division champion Philadelphia (10-6), AFC North Division winner Cincinnati (11-5) and AFC South Division rival Indianapolis (11-5). The Texans will …Texans Ticket Prices Will Not Change For 2014CBS Local all 3 news articles …read more Source: Houston News From […]

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Spring Branch ISD teacher gets jail time for sex with boy – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleA former Spring Branch ISD teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student will spend a year in jail and a second year on probation after agreeing to a plea bargain Tuesday. Kathryn Camille Murray, 30, was sentenced by …Former Houston-area teacher sentenced to year in jail for sex with 15-year-old […]

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Spring Branch ISD teacher gets jail time for sex with boy – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleA former Spring Branch ISD teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student will spend a year in jail and a second year on probation after agreeing to a plea bargain Tuesday. Kathryn Camille Murray, 30, was sentenced by …Former Houston-area teacher sentenced to year in jail for sex with 15-year-old […]

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Arian Foster’s baby mama: star Houston Texan ‘never harassed me’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsHouston Texans running back Arian Foster has countersued his baby mama, alleging she is waging a smear campaign to force him to pay her big bucks. Foster’s defamation suit filed in Houston court alleges Brittany Norwood has used the unexpected …Houston Woman Admits NFL’s Arian Foster ‘Never Harassed Me About Abortion’Christian Post […]

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Rockets end Trail Blazers’ win streak in 126-113 win – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesChandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard added 24 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-113 win over Portland on Monday night that snapped the Trail Blazers’ five-game winning streak. The Rockets won their second …Rockets roll over Trail BlazersReutersParsons, Rockets snap Blazers’ win streakChicago TribunePortland Trail Blazers […]

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Rockets snap Blazers’ five-game winning streak – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHOUSTON (AP) — Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard added 24 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-113 win over Portland on Monday night that snapped the Trail Blazers’ five-game winning streak. The Rockets …Recap: Houston vs. PortlandMiamiHerald.comOKC Thunder notebook: OKC hoping to avoid third consecutive loss to […]

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Adobe Creative Cloud could save students money – SHSU Houstonian Online

Adobe Creative Cloud could save students moneySHSU Houstonian OnlineAdobe Creative Cloud could change the way Sam Houston State University students use the company’s popular software products such as Photoshop. Students will be able to use any of Adobe’s programs they need without having to pay the full price for each …Bits | 3-D Printing Moves […]

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Belichick: Wes Welker’s hit a ‘deliberate’ attempt to injure Aqib Talib – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comPatriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t one to say much that qualifies as newsworthy at his press conferences, affairs which usually consist of brief, nondescript answers and little in the way of openness. But if you, in his opinion, cross the line, that apparently …Andre Carter calls Wes Welker’s pick play ‘nasty’Boston GlobeJohn Fox: Broncos […]

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Six Houston homes from 1890s picked up and moved for renovation – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleOn Saturday night, a procession of six historic Houston homes were taken off of their foundations and moved less than a dozen blocks down the street to be renovated with all modern conveniences. Bob Fretz Jr., with Fretz Construction, said his company …Houston couple saves historic homes from demolitionabc13.com all 2 news articles …read […]

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Monkeys rescued from African butcher have surprise baby at Houston Zoo – Houston Chronicle

Monkeys rescued from African butcher have surprise baby at Houston ZooHouston Chronicle“They were found in an African market, destined for the dinner table, but some local hotel workers worked to save them,” said Brian Hill, media coordinator at the Houston Zoo. Dena Honeycutt, primate supervisor at the zoo, cannot stress enough how … and more […]

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Last-minute Iran invitation throws Syria talks into doubt – Reuters

ReutersUNITED NATIONS/ANKARA (Reuters) – An unexpected last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to a peace conference on Syria threw the talks into doubt on Monday, with Washington demanding Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon withdraw his offer and the Syrian …Syria crisis: Iran cannot go to Geneva peace talks – USBBC NewsUN Chief Dismayed Over Iran Invitation FalloutABC NewsSyrian […]

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Iran Nuclear Freeze Verified by UN Setting Up Sanctions Reprieve – Businessweek

BusinessweekUnited Nations atomic inspectors verified that Iran froze its most sensitive nuclear work, complying with demands made by world powers in a deal that will lift some of the sanctions hobbling the Persian Gulf nation. International Atomic Energy Agency …Iran Agrees to Scale Back Uranium EnrichmentTIMEImplementation of interim Iran nuclear deal beginsFox NewsWorld powers, Iran […]

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Houston, we have ants: Mimicking how ants adjust to microgravity in space could … – Phys.Org

Phys.OrgBy analyzing how ants explored these arenas in microgravity, scientists could develop software that allows autonomous robots to coordinate searches when their radio systems are being disrupted. Professor Deborah Gordon recently sent hundreds of ants to …Houston … we have ants in space! Colony of 800 arrives on International Space …Irish IndependentNASA has sent ants […]

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Blast in Pakistani city next to capital kills 4 – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police official says a bomb blast in the city of Rawalpindi has killed four people. Omar Sohail said the blast also wounded 15 people. He said police are investigating whether it was a suicide bomber on a motorcycle who blew …22 killed in blast at Pakistani army checkpoint; Taliban […]

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Ants board the International Space Station – New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldA colony of ants is aboard the International Space Station for a science experiment. Photo / Thinkstock. A colony of ants have set up home in the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how their behavior changes in an environment of low …Houston … we have ants in space! […]

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Front-office changes could be in store for the Houston Texans – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comFront-office changes could be in store for the Houston Texans. January 19, 2014 11:24 AM ET. Texans owner Bob McNair said his team could trade out of the No. 1 spot Texans owner Bob McNair may have more changes in store for his exec team. (USATSI). and more …read more Source: Houston News From Google

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Analysis: Egypt vote muddies political outlook – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCAIRO (AP) — For all the self-congratulatory headlines in Egypt’s pro-military media, the results of last week’s constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the nation’s military chief was looking for before announcing his …Egypt’s Mansour Says Charter Approval Shows Nation on Right PathBloombergEgypt prosecutors send ex-president Morsi to new […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Houston auditions – Houston Chronicle (blog)

‘America’s Got Talent’ Houston auditionsHouston Chronicle (blog)“America’s Got Talent” comes to Houston, providing the opportunity for all singers, performers, dancers and all kinds of unique acts to put on a show. Lines were long and the 90-second auditions were an all-day event, but that didn’t stop these area … …read more Source: Houston News From […]

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Ukraine protesters clash with police – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerHundreds of protesters have clashed with riot police in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev today, after the passage of harsh anti-protest laws seen as part of attempts to quash anti-government demonstrations. A group of radical activists began attacking …Clashes erupt in Ukrainian capital Kiev after defiant mass protestStraits TimesUp to 100000 protest […]

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Sam Houston State knocks off New Orleans 77-70 – KHOU

Sam Houston State knocks off New Orleans 77-70KHOUNEW ORLEANS (AP) – Kaheem Ransom scored 21 points as Sam Houston State came back for a 77-70 victory over New Orleans Saturday night. Michael Holyfield and Dakarai Henderson had 10 points each for Sam Houston (13-5, 5-1 Southland …Sam Houston women win at New OrleansKBTXUNO men’s basketball […]

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Runner wins Chevron Houston Marathon for second consecutive time – MyFox Houston

MyFox HoustonEthiopia’s Bazu Worku has won his second straight Chevron Houston Marathon with a time of two hours and 7 minutes. The annual event got underway at 7 a.m. as thousands of runners made their way through the 26.2 mile course through the Upper Kirby …Bazu Worku wins second straight men’s Houston MarathonHouston Chronicle (blog) […]

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Jones carries Rockets past Bucks – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneHouston, TX Sports.com —. Terrence Jones scored a career-high 36 points with 11 rebounds to help the Houston Rockets to a 114-104 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. James Harden scored 22 points, Dwight Howard netted 20 points with 14 rebounds, and …Jones carries Rockets to win over BucksReutersBucks burned by Terrence Jones’ career nightMilwaukee […]

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Massive cyberattack linked to at least one refrigerator – Science Recorder

Science RecorderProofpoint, an internet security firm, has uncovered what may be the first Internet of Things-based cyberattack involving “smart” appliances, including at least one refrigerator. The cyberattack involved more than 750,000 spam emails originating from more than …Hackers used over 100000 devices to send the spam emailsDailyTechInternet of Things, Refrigerator Hacked: the More We Connect, […]

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Hackers used over 100000 devices to send the spam emails – DailyTech

DailyTechHackers have launched what is being called the first attack from the Internet of Things, which included a refrigerator. According to BBC News, security researchers at Proofpoint discovered that hackers used over 100,000 devices to send spam emails, …Internet of Things, Refrigerator Hacked: the More We Connect, the More We …Latin PostSpam Comes from Your […]

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Annise Parker, Houston Mayor, Marries Kathy Hubbard In California Ceremony – Huffington Post

Huffington PostHouston Mayor Annise Parker tied the knot with longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a Jan. 16 ceremony in Palm Springs, Calif. ABC Eyewitness News 13 reports that the couple was married before an intimate group of friends and family, which included …Mayor Parker and Hubbard ‘couldn’t be happier’Houston ChronicleHouston Mayor Weds Longtime Partner in […]

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Demand for RodeoHouston 2014 tickets overloads Ticketmaster system – KHOU

KHOUHOUSTON – Fans seeking tickets for this year’s RodeoHouston were not too happy Saturday morning after extreme demand led to the Ticketmaster system having trouble processing requests. According to the RodeoHouston officials, some users experienced …Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo tickets on sale Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 amYour Houston News all 7 news articles …read […]

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Houston Forecast: Cool, pleasant Saturday – KHOU

Houston Forecast: Cool, pleasant SaturdayKHOUHOUSTON — The forecast is looking pretty good with the start of Marathon Weekend here in Houston, KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Mario Gomez said. The weekend started off a little chilly with lows in the upper-30s Saturday morning, but temps will warm up … and more …read more Source: Houston News […]

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Rockets seek rebound effort with Bucks in town – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneSports.com —. The Houston Rockets will try to put a disappointing loss in the rearview mirror when they continue a five-game homestand Saturday versus the lowly Milwaukee Bucks at the Toyota Center. The Rockets played well in the first half of Thursday’s …Latest NBA Scores, Results on Jan. 17: Video Highlights Durant 54ptsSporting AlertKevin […]

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Durant hangs 54 on Warriors as Thunder wins 127-121 – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleOKLAHOMA CITY — – The Thunder played Thursday night in Houston, and they had to play the back-to-back without All-Star point guard Russell Westbook. But they still had that one dude. Kevin Durant was way more than the Warriors could handle Friday as …Durant scores 54, leads Thunder past WarriorsSan Jose Mercury NewsThe […]

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Houston Forecast: Cool, pleasant Marathon Weekend – KHOU

Houston Forecast: Cool, pleasant Marathon WeekendKHOUHOUSTON — The forecast is looking pretty good with the start of Marathon Weekend here in Houston, KHOU 11 News Chief Meteorologist David Paul said. The weekend will start off a little chilly with lows in the upper-30s on Saturday morning, so you may … and more …read more Source: […]

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Up to 15, mostly foreigners, killed in Kabul suicide attack – Reuters

ReutersKABUL (Reuters) – Up to 15 people, mostly foreigners, were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a popular Lebanese restaurant in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, police said. Islamist Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for …Suicide bomb attack on Kabul restaurant ‘kills 14′BBC NewsTaliban Attack Restaurant Favored by WesternersNew York TimesKabul […]

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Oscar nominations: Who got snubbed? – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleImagine a world where movie stars of the pedigree of Robert Redford and Tom Hanks give two of the best performances of their careers but don’t get Oscar nominations. Or where Spike Jonze, director of the subversive “Her,” can’t get a nomination either.Oscar Frontrunners’ Critical Weekend: What ‘American Hustle,’ ’12 Years a Slave …TheWrapNew […]

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Uptown Park fashion boutique celebrates 40 years – Houston Chronicle

Uptown Park fashion boutique celebrates 40 yearsHouston ChronicleTwo decades may be considered a miracle, given that less than 50 percent of small businesses make it past four years of operation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And 40 years? Well, such longevity is a combination of love, family and hard … …read more Source: […]

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American Apparel mannequins in New York go provocatively au natural – Washington Post (blog)

American Apparel mannequins in New York go provocatively au naturalWashington Post (blog)As Gothamist explains, the mannequins are on display at the East Houston storefront in New York’s Lower East Side and were made specifically for that store; in other words, you shouldn’t look forward to seeing any risque mannequins at a store near you. and […]

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Officer-involved shooting leaves man dead in NW Houston – Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle… job at the location. Details about the fatal shooting were still sketchy later Thursday. As is standard in any officer-involved shooting, Houston police internal affairs detectives and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office will also …Off-Duty Houston Officer Fatally Shoots SuspectCBS LocalHPD: Man shot, killed after lunging at officer in northwest Houstonabc13.comOff Duty […]

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Mayor Parker and Hubbard ‘couldn’t be happier’ – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleHe is a friend of the couple and partner of Parker’s longtime political consultant Grant Martin, formerly of Houston. Fromberg and Martin now live in San Francisco. Former state District Judge Steve Kirkland and Mark Parthie, who are longtime friends …Houston Mayor Annise Parker marries long-time partner in California weddingabc13.comHouston Mayor Weds Longtime Partner […]

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OKC Thunder rallies past Houston – NewsOK.com

NewsOK.comFor one night, everything you adore and perhaps even despise about the Oklahoma City Thunder was on display, summed up in 48 heart-pounding, hair-pulling minutes Thursday, a night filled with as much fun as frustration and one that ended every bit as …Thunder prevail after Rockets set record for futility in 2nd halfESPNRockets’ Twitter feed […]

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Woman cleared for driving while wearing Google Glasses – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA San Diego traffic court threw out a citation on Thursday against a woman believed to be the first motorist in the country ticketed for driving while wearing a Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device. Commissioner John Blair ruled that Cecilia Abadie was …Google Glass driver ticket lawsuit dismissedZDNetGoogle Glass Ticket Case Thrown OutGuardian Liberty VoiceLandmark ruling […]

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Thunder rally for 104-92 win over Rockets – Boston.com

Boston.comHouston Rockets’ James Harden (13) talks to Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant ( The Associated Press Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) talks to Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) before Durant’s free throws during the second quarter of an …Oklahoma City Thunder rallies to beat Houston Rockets, 104-92Los Angeles TimesNuggets from my notebook from Thursday’s […]

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Thunder prevail after Rockets set record for futility in 2nd half – ESPN

ESPNJames Harden and Terrence Jones scored 16 points apiece for Houston, which had just 19 second-half points after its season-best performance in the first half — setting an NBA record for the largest scoring differential between two halves. Houston’s 19 …The Houston Rockets had a historic second-half meltdownUSA TODAYRecap: Houston vs. Oklahoma CityKansas City StarOklahoma […]

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1. Rockets Run Out Of Fuel In Historic Collapse – ESPN

ESPNHOUSTON — Never has the inherent risk of relying on the 3-point shot played out to such dramatic extremes, neatly summarized in two halves that should serve as a cautionary tale to the Houston Rockets. They went from making 12 of 20 3-pointers in a …Oklahoma City Thunder rallies to beat Houston Rockets, 104-92Los Angeles […]

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Johnny Carson biography tells of secret Houston affair – Houston Chronicle

Johnny Carson biography tells of secret Houston affairHouston ChronicleJohnny Carson, who for 30 years was the king of late-night TV, allegedly had a secret mistress in Houston, according to a recent biography, “Johnny Carson,” by Henry Bushkin. Published in October, the book by Carson’s long-time attorney includes a … …read more Source: Houston News From […]

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Johnny Carson biography tells of secret Houston affair – Houston Chronicle

Johnny Carson biography tells of secret Houston affairHouston ChronicleJohnny Carson, who for 30 years was the king of late-night TV, allegedly had a secret mistress in Houston, according to a recent biography, “Johnny Carson,” by Henry Bushkin. Published in October, the book by Carson’s long-time attorney includes a … …read more Source: Houston News From […]

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Two brothers sought in connection with slaying – Houston Chronicle

Two brothers sought in connection with slayingHouston ChronicleA day after a suspect in the slaying of a missing man was found hanged in Texas City, two other suspects in the killing remain on the run. Brothers Marcelino Osuna, 29, and Richard Osuna, 30, are charged with capital murder in the death of Jesus Valdez …3 […]

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John Kerry urges Syria opposition to attend talks – BBC News

BBC NewsUS Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Syria’s opposition to join next week’s peace talks. The main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, meets in Istanbul on Friday to vote on whether to go to the talks. Mr Kerry stressed the aim of the …Kerry Urges Syria Opposition to Attend Peace TalksVoice […]

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Oscars: 86th Academy Awards nominations – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleThe Academy Awards appear to be the three-horse race many expected it would be, with “Gravity,” ”American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” all receiving a heap of nominations. The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards, announced Thursday morning …Academy Awards 2014 nominations: Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts …New York Daily NewsNominations for the 86th […]

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Bullish on Houston, Air China adds flights amid US growth – USA TODAY

Bullish on Houston, Air China adds flights amid US growthUSA TODAYAir China is ramping up its flight schedule at Houston Bush Intercontinental. Beginning March 30, the carrier will upgrade its service between Houston and Beijing to daily service. Currently, China’s flag carrier flies four flights a week between the … and more …read more Source: […]

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Bullish on Houston, Air China adds flights amid US growth – USA TODAY

Bullish on Houston, Air China adds flights amid US growthUSA TODAYAir China is ramping up its flight schedule at Houston Bush Intercontinental. Beginning March 30, the carrier will upgrade its service between Houston and Beijing to daily service. Currently, China’s flag carrier flies four flights a week between the … and more …read more Source: […]

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Camden Property Trust, David Weekley Homes among five Houston companies … – Houston Chronicle (blog)

Houston Chronicle (blog)Two Houston-based real estate companies were among five local companies that earned spots on Fortune magazine’s annual listing of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The companies, along with excerpts from Fortune on what makes them great … and more …read more Source: Houston News From Google

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Couple charged in beatings that blinded 2-year-old – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleA southeast Houston man is accused of causing so many injuries to his 2-year-old stepdaughter that she was blinded because of the physical abuse, Harris County prosecutors said. Angel Martinez, 26, is charged with injury to a child. The girl’s mother …Houston man accused of blinding stepdaughter, 2KHOUHouston Man Accused of Blinding 2-Year-Old StepdaughterNBC […]

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Greg Oden on return: ‘Very happy’ – ESPN

ESPNMIAMI — For the first time in more than four years, Miami Heat center Greg Oden played in a regular-season game. Oden had not suited up since Dec. 5, 2009, against the Houston Rockets, when he injured his left knee in the first quarter. In total, it had been …Heat loses to Wizards, drops third […]

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Harden lifts Rockets over Pelicans, 103-100 – Boston.com

Boston.comNew Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) goes to the basket against Houston The Associated Press New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) goes to the basket against Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) in the first half of …Thunder-Rockets PreviewCBSSports.comHarden propels Rockets over PelicansReutersTerrence Jones: Terrence Jones goes for 25 points, […]

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Reports: Family Dollar robbed in NW Houston – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleAuthorities tell KTRK that the suspects may be linked to at least three other northwest Houston robberies in the last 24 hours, including one at a gas station on 43rd Street and a restaurant on North Houston Rosslyn. For more, go to: KTRK: Authorities …Authorities investigating robbery at Family Dollar store in northwest Houstonabc13.comPolice […]

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Photographer with Houston ties sued for snapping topless photos – Houston Chronicle

Photographer with Houston ties sued for snapping topless photosHouston ChronicleAllen Henson, a globe-hopping avant-garde photographer who has worked in Houston, is being sued by the owner of the Empire State Building for taking pictures of a topless model atop the tourist magnet. In an email Wednesday afternoon, Henson said he’s … and more …read more […]

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Man killed while jaywalking in southwest Houston – KHOU

KHOUHOUSTON — A 79-year-old man was hit and killed while trying to cross a busy street in southwest Houston. Police said the accident happened in the 9200 block of Bellaire. The victim was walking home from the Jusgo Asian Supermarket when he was struck …Driver flees after hitting man in SW HoustonHouston Chronicle all 3 […]

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Net neutrality ruling prompts concerns about Netflix – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — Netflix’s (NFLX) Internet video service thrives on drama and suspense, but not the kind triggered by a legal ruling that threatens to affect the company’s growth and pricing. The intrigue stems from an appeals court decision overturning …If You Understand Bridgegate, You Get Net NeutralityMashableEXPLAINED: ‘Net Neutrality’ For Dummies, […]

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More than 200000 Syrians live in besieged areas, UN official says – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIRUT – More than 200,000 Syrians are living in areas besieged by pro-government or rebel forces and lacking regular supplies of food and other essentials, the United Nations’ humanitarian chief said Wednesday at an aid conference in Kuwait. “Siege has …Western, Arab donors pledge 2.4 bln USD to SyriaXinhuaWorld nations promise $2.4 billion […]

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Music takes on different guises at Sundance Film Festival – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Since the early days of film, music has gone hand in hand with movies, but a new crop of filmmakers is using music to explore existential themes of humanity that will be showcased at the annual Sundance Film Festival. “Whiplash …Films with Houston and Texas connections at SundanceHouston Chronicle4 quirky moments […]

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Johnny Manziel may be the No. 1 NFL Draft pick, according to ESPN expert – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIn his first Mock 2014 NFL Draft, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has the Houston Texans drafting Johnny Manziel with the first overall pick. Think about that for a second. Johnny Football could be the No. 1 pick of the draft. Rap superstar Drake and LeBron James …The NFL draft has a quarterback feel […]

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Katy Perry announces 2014 Prism tour dates – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThis summer, Katy Perry will unleash her Roar in 46 cities. Her Prismatic World Tour will kick off on June 22 in Raleigh, N.C., and she’ll wrap it up on Oct. 10 in Houston. Perry’s platinum album Prism has produced her biggest hit ever, the self-empowerment …Katy Perry to launch ‘colorful’ North American tour […]

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Egypt holds key vote on country’s new next charter – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCAIRO (AP) — Egyptians start voting Tuesday on a draft for their country’s next constitution, a vision for the nation’s future and a milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place after Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a coup last July. The two-day …Egypt votes in constitutional referendumeuronewsEgypt referendum: Vote to begin amid tight […]

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Student in custody after bomb scare at Houston-area school – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneHOUSTON (Reuters) – A Houston-area high school was evacuated on Monday and a student taken into custody after police found a suspicious device initially thought to be a bomb but later determined to be a homemade weapon. There were no injuries at …Student held after bomb threat at Katy schoolHouston ChronicleStudent in custody after […]

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World leaders gather for Sharon memorial service – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHundreds of Israeli VIPs and international dignitaries attended a state memorial ceremony for the late Ariel Sharon on Monday, remembering the controversial former prime minister as a bold leader who was devoted to Israel’s security. (Jan. 13). Loading…Russell Simmons mixes up Ariel Sharon and Shimon Peres in condolence tweetJewish Telegraphic AgencyHeightened Security as Sharon […]

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

HPD officer fires at robbery suspect near nightclub – Houston Chronicle

HPD officer fires at robbery suspect near nightclubHouston ChronicleAn HPD officer fired his gun while arresting a robbery suspect early Sunday near a nightclub in west Houston. Around 12:30 a.m., a few trouble-making patrons were turned away by the Chula’s Sports Cantina on Katy Freeway near the Sam Houston Toll … and more …read more […]

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Beats Music to launch new streaming service – NME.com

NME.comBeats Music is to launch in the US at the end of this month (January), it has been announced. The new music streaming service, which is being launched to rival Spotify, has been developed by Interscope/Geffen chairman Jimmy Iovine along with Dr. Dre and …Beats Music Goes Live on January 21stChip ChickBeats Music streaming service […]

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Rockets good to last drop in weird, wet win – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThere were two rain delays at an NBA game Saturday night, a curious occurrence followed by another strange turn of events: The Houston Rockets built a 25-point lead, lost all of it and then some, then rallied from five down late in the fourth quarter for a …Preview: Rockets at WizardsReutersVIDEO: Rain delay […]

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The Massive Civilian-Military Divide — In Two Emails – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleEarlier today I wrote a post about CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who’s come under fire after an interview with Marcus Luttrell, the Navy SEAL who inspired the film “Lone Survivor.” I won’t rehash the entire post (you can read it right here if you’d like), but Tapper …Review: Patriotism, pashtunwali in ‘Lone Survivor’ABS CBN […]

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Penn State settles on Vandy’s Franklin – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChroniclePenn State has hired James Franklin as its next head football coach. Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O’Brien, who left the Nittany Lions after two years to coach the NFL’s Houston Texans. Penn State …Franklin says Penn State will play an aggressive […]

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Alex Rodriguez suspended from baseball for 2014 season – CBS News

CBS NewsAlex Rodriguez, No. 13 of the New York Yankees, works out on the field before a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park Sept. 27, 2013, in Houston. Getty Images. Shares. Tweets; Stumble. Email; More +. Last Updated Jan 11, 2014 2:12 PM …Yankees get more to spend as Tanaka talks to […]

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Rep: Whitney Houston’s Daughter Gets Married – ABC News

ABC NewsWhitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has tied the knot with her friend Nick Gordon. A representative for the family confirmed Friday that the 20-year-old Brown married Gordon. But the rep did not know where or when the marriage took place.Bobbi Kristina Brown married: Whitney Houston’s daughter tweets wedding rings …NewsdayBobbi Kristina Brown, Nick […]

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Supreme Court to take on high-stakes TV dispute – Washington Post

Washington PostThe Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide a high-stakes dispute between the nation’s broadcast networks and an upstart Web company that is providing live television programming over the Internet. Both the networks and Barry Diller-backed Aereo asked …Supreme Court to hear case on Aereo’s broadcast TV streamingPCWorldUPDATE 2-US top court agrees to hear broadcasters’ […]

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Number of failing Texas schools nearly doubles – Houston Chronicle

Number of failing Texas schools nearly doublesHouston ChronicleAUSTIN — Texas education authorities said the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list doubled from 2012 because of newer, higher standards. The list released by the Texas Education Agency on … and more …read more Source: Houston News […]

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Houston among least hipster cities but perhaps not for long – Houston Chronicle

Houston among least hipster cities but perhaps not for longHouston ChronicleHouston has been named one of the top 10 least-hipster cities in the nation, but with new evidence of hipsterdom springing up all over town, that may be changing. Hipsters are defined by Urban Dictionary as a subculture of men and women typically in … […]

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Houston’s top selling suburbs – Houston Chronicle

Houston’s top selling suburbsHouston ChronicleThe list of top-selling neighborhoods in the country is out and eight of the top 20 are in and around Houston. Cinco Ranch in Katy topped the Texas’ list, selling 845 homes last year. That figure was enough to put Cinco Ranch third nationally. “We are … and more …read more […]

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rockets could target Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRENO, Nev. – When the Houston Rockets unofficially won the offseason by landing big man Dwight Howard as a free agent in July, they had every reason to think their winning ways would continue from there. Yet this upgraded operation hasn’t been quite as …Harden, Rockets beat Lakers 113-99Boston.comPreview: Lakers at RocketsReutersDwight Howard: Dwight […]

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Houston Forecast: Cool, cloudy, and wet heading into weekend – KHOU

Houston Forecast: Cool, cloudy, and wet heading into weekendKHOUHOUSTON -– Temperatures are on the rise as clouds and scattered rain move into southeast Texas, according to KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Mario Gomez. Wednesday we’ll top out around 45 degrees with a 20-percent chance for rain. That’s about 10 … and more …read more Source: Houston […]

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Chinese ship to pick up Syrian chemical weapons materials – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A Chinese ship arrived to pick up chemical weapons materials out from Syria Tuesday, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. The frigate Yancheng is working closely with other ships from Russia and Europe, the agency …First Chemical Weapons Shipment Leaves SyriaWall Street JournalUN: First chemicals have left Syrian portBoston.comFirst batch of […]

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Amber Alert issued for 13-year-old girl – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleBrazoria County authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a teenage girl they said was abducted by a 38-year-old man. Sheriff’s office officials are looking for 13-year-old Elizabeth Catherine Smith. Officials are also looking for Jose Angel Ponce …Amber Alert Issued For Houston Area GirlKEYE TV all 16 news articles …read more Source: Houston […]

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Another hard freeze warning issued until 9 am today – KHOU

Another hard freeze warning issued until 9 am todayKHOUHOUSTON — Another hard freeze warning was issued for the Houston area from 9 p.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Tuesday. “We are going to be below 32-degrees for at least 14 to 17 hours,” said KHOU 11 Meteorologist Brooks Garner. In fact, most areas we’ll see … […]

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Michael Brown auction draws a curious, and spending, crowd – Houston Chronicle

Michael Brown auction draws a curious, and spending, crowdHouston ChronicleThe first of four auctions of Michael Brown’s estate drew nearly 500 people to Webster’s Auction Palace in north Houston over the weekend. “It was fantastic,” owner Bill Webster said of the Jan. 5 event. “We used the front parking lot, the back parking … and […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ premiere biggest drama rating in PBS history – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyThe rumblings from the UK fans and U.S. critics had braced us: Downton Abbey season 4 gets off to a slooow start. But there’s nothing slow about last night’s ratings! Sunday’s two-hour U.S. return of the crunchy-gravel drama on PBS Masterpiece delivered a …TV Ratings: ‘Downton Abbey’ Makes PBS Return to Record 10.2 Million […]

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Aspen plane crash kills 1, injures 2 – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleDENVER (AP) — A private jet went off the side of a runway in Aspen, flipped over and burst into flames, killing one man and injuring two others, Colorado authorities say. Officials said the flight to the wealthy mountain resort city originated in …1 killed, 2 injured in Aspen, Colo., plane crashKHOU all 537 […]

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Houston Forecast: Hard Freeze Warning in effect until Monday – KHOU

Houston Forecast: Hard Freeze Warning in effect until MondayKHOUHOUSTON — The Houston area could see its first 20-degree temperatures of the season with the arrival of an Arctic front on Sunday, according to KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Mario Gomez. The front arrived late in the morning and a Hard Freeze Warning is … and more […]

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Texas gets its guy in Strong – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleAUSTIN – After being kept waiting for more than 24 hours while Louisville’s Charlie Strong weighed an offer to become Texas’ head football coach, the Longhorns ended Saturday knowing they have their man. With Louisville confirming to multiple outlets …Charlie Strong to be announced as Texas coach SundayUSA TODAYWATCH LIVE: Tom Jurich Press Conference […]

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Vandy Regroups, Tops Houston 41-24 in Compass Bowl – ABC News

ABC NewsHouston gained only 22 yards and had one first down in the first half but rallied with 24 points in the third quarter to pull even. Kenneth Farrow had a 6-yard scoring run and Deontay Greenberry and John O’Korn threw scoring passes to Markeith Ambles.BBVA Compass Bowl 2014 final score: Vanderbilt survives Houston comeback […]

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Vanderbilt cruises past Houston 41-24 in Compass Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBIRMINGHAM, Ala. — There are many things for which this Vanderbilt football teamwill be remembered. Its knack for inviting fourth-quarter drama may top the list. The Commodores squandered a 24-point halftime lead in just 15 minutes, but they awoke to …Vanderbilt recovers, tops Houston in BBVA Compass BowlESPNVanderbilt pulls away from Houston to win […]

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Texans will hire Romeo Crennel as defensive coordinator, per report – SB Nation

SB NationNo official word has been released, but all signs are pointing to Crennel heading to Houston. Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share + Comments. New Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is beginning to build his staff, and Romeo …Texans’ O’Brien starts to clean house, fires both coordinatorsSportingNews.comFormer Cowboys coach […]

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Houston Texans Open to Trading No. 1 Overall Pick in 2014 NFL Draft – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe Houston Texans secured the top overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft after losing their last 14 games to finish the regular season 2-14. Owner Bob McNair isn’t sure the franchise will actually use the selection, however, and is open to a trade. Tania …Bob McNair open to trading No. 1 pickESPNTexans owner […]

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Bill O’Brien expected to clear out Houston Texans’ staff – NFL.com

NFL.com4, 2014 at 01:40 p.m.. Friend(s) Email Your Email Send Email. By Kevin Patra. Cleaning house

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JR Smith, Knicks lose on yet another in late-game blunder – SB Nation

SB NationClock management is fast becoming a sore spot for the New York Knicks, who lost to the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share + Comments. The New York Knicks can’t seem to catch a break at the …JR Smith’s dumb shot dooms Knicks in loss […]

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BBVA Compass Bowl preview: Houston vs. Vanderbilt – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHe’ll have to watch out for FS Trevon Stewart, the Cougars’ primary takeaway threat. The Houston battery of QB John O’Korn and WR Deontay Greenberry will try to keep pace, but the Vanderbilt secondary featuring S Kenny Ladler doesn’t surrender many big …SEC Football by the Numbers: BBVA Compass Bowl – Vanderbilt vs. Houstonal.com2014 […]

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Friday, January 3, 2014

‘Our Soul Music Is Mariachi Music’: Houston’s Mexican Mass – NPR

NPRIt’s a musical tradition found in Mexican-American enclaves mostly in southwestern U.S. cities. The mariachi Mass brings an ensemble of garishly dressed folk musicians — with their guitars, trumpets and violins — right down to the front of the church …‘Our Soul Is Mariachi Music’: Houston’s Mexican MassKRVS all 4 news articles …read more Source: […]

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Did Kim Jong-Un execute his uncle with ‘starving dogs’? – The Australian

The AustralianAFTER North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un declared his uncle to be “despicable human scum, worse than a dog,” a newspaper claims to have details of his horrific execution. Unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing …Is It Remotely Plausible That Kim Jong-un Had His Uncle Eaten By 120 Dogs?Houston […]

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Is It Remotely Plausible That Kim Jong-un Had His Uncle Eaten By 120 Dogs? – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleThe big news out of North Korea today is that, according to the Strait Times, Kim Jong-un fed his uncle to 120 hungry dogs after he was purged from the North Korean leadership. According to the report, Jang Song-taek was stripped naked and thrown into a …North Korea’s Kim Jong-un made starving dogs eat […]

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Upset alert: No. 11 Oklahoma scours No. 3 Alabama in Sugar Bowl – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comDefending BCS champion Alabama ended its season with consecutive losses, falling to Oklahoma 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday. Alabama entered the game as a 16.5-point favorite. Jalen Saunders (AP Photo). The Sooners scored three consecutive …What went wrong for Alabama?USA TODAYIn Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama, a star is born for OklahomaCNNSugar Bowl: […]

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Mike Munchak meeting with Tennessee Titans CEO – NFL.com

NFL.comTennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak admitted earlier this week that it was “hard” to deal with the uncertainty surrounding his job status. That uncertainty could end on Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that that Titans CEO and President …Mike Munchak meeting with Titans owner Friday to determine futureCBSSports.comMike Munchak, CEO to meet FridayABC […]

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