1 hour ago

"So I'm in a foreign country, where no one sp...

"So I'm in a foreign country, where no one speaks english, I don't know this country's emergency number, [and] I have no clue what to do."

    U.S. woman explains how she delivered son alone in Turkey hotel, with the help of YouTube videos
    Updated 11:35 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Btw Xavier turned 7 weeks old today!!! pic.twitter.com/s1iHpNiUI9 - Tia Freeman (@TheWittleDemon) April 25, 2018 A Nashville woman enthralled Twitter users with the story of her son's surprise birth in Turkey, where she says she used YouTube videos to help deliver her son alone in her hotel room.
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1 hour ago

Their new home was provided to them mortgage-...

Their new home was provided to them mortgage-free:

    Harvey-displaced family gets free home in Atascocita
    Four-year-old Maggie Avant clung to an oversized blue cardboard key as she walked wide-eyed through her family's new home in Atascocita on Wednesday, April 25. Upon entering her new bedroom, her smile widened and she started jumping up and down. "It's pink, it's pink - everywhere, pink," she cheered.
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1 hour ago

LATEST: At least 11 vehicles caught fire in a...

LATEST: At least 11 vehicles caught fire in a parking garage at the University of Houston this afternoon. https://bit.ly/2HyeW2Y

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LATEST: At least 11 vehicles caught fire in a parking garage at the University of Houston this afternoon. https://bit.ly/2HyeW2Y
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2 hours ago

Want a new truck? Pick one that can haul both...

Want a new truck? Pick one that can haul both people and gear, plus fit easily into a parking spot. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat behind a new, Toyota Tacoma for a VIP experience. Explore Tacoma inventory here: http://bit.ly/2KfqVEx (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Want a new truck? Pick one that can haul both people and gear, plus fit easily into a parking spot. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat behind a new, Toyota Tacoma for a VIP experience....
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2 hours ago

"They wouldn't let me give her a thing. These...

"They wouldn't let me give her a thing. These women endured a lot of pain."

    Forced to deliver babies for ISIS, midwife shared moments tender, cruel and grotesque
    RAQQA, Syria - Samira al-Nasr has delivered thousands of babies over four decades as a midwife in the city of Raqqa, but she says nothing was like the childbirth she attended two years ago as the handpicked doula of the Islamic State.
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2 hours ago

From the jorts to the old-school mobile phone...

From the jorts to the old-school mobile phone, Mayfield nailed the photo down as well as anyone could have.

    Top quarterback prospect Baker Mayfield channels Brett Favre's iconic photo ahead of the NFL draft
    A top quarterback prospect has recreated an iconic photo of an NFL Hall of Famer ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft. Austin native Baker Mayfield took a throwback photo that screams 1991. Donned in jorts with a phone that looks more like a walkie talkie, Mayfield replicated Hall of Famer Brett Favre's draft day photo.
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2 hours ago

Law enforcement rounds up suspected gang memb...

Law enforcement rounds up suspected gang members in 'Operation Triple Beam.'

    U.S. Marshals, Houston police net hundreds of suspected gang members in joint operation
    U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement agencies arrested more than 220 people in the greater Houston area, seizing dozens of firearms, nearly $60,000 in currency and more than $1 million in illegal drugs during a federal operation that concluded Thursday.
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3 hours ago

#BREAKING: The panel of seven men and five wo...

#BREAKING: The panel of seven men and five women have deliberated for about 14 hours.

    The Latest: Cosby convicted of sexually assaulting woman
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the "Cosby Show" star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday.
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3 hours ago

Our latest Heroes of Harvey are Dawn Harrison...

Our latest Heroes of Harvey are Dawn Harrison and Penny Jones, two teachers from Pershing Middle School who found a way to give one student back what Hurricane Harvey took away.

    Two teachers replaced - even better - what hurricane took from student
    Hurricane Harvey sent two feet of floodwater into the home of Rachel and David Burgan, and when they were out of town, their school and neighbor communities pitched in to clean up the mess. Then, two teachers gave their daughter a whole new look for her bedroom.
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3 hours ago

WATCH: This video of three sisters singing an...

WATCH: This video of three sisters singing and dancing to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" while tending to their farm will be the best thing you see today. https://www.chron.com/entertainment/article/viral-video-dont-stop-believin-farm-ny-wright-2018-12866526.php

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    WATCH: This video of three sisters singing and dancing to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" while tending to their farm will be the best thing you see today....
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4 hours ago

The pair became friends in the late '80s.

The pair became friends in the late '80s.

    George H.W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger's unlikely bromance
    This week as the lives of both former first lady Barbara Bush and former President George H.W. Bush have been recounted, one name kept popping up. A distinct Austrian name. For decades the Bush family has been friends with hulking movie star turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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4 hours ago

This Port Authority commissioner who caught o...

This Port Authority commissioner who caught on dash cam delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers has apologized and denies she was seeking special treatment. https://bit.ly/2I375LR

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This Port Authority commissioner who caught on dash cam delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers has apologized and denies she was seeking special treatment. https://bit.ly/2I375LR
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4 hours ago

Ford is shedding some middling sedans and goi...

Ford is shedding some middling sedans and going full force into trucks and SUVs.

    Ford discontinuing a handful of smaller cars to focus on more popular trucks, SUVs
    Consumers will soon say goodbye to a few popular Ford products as the company reorganizes priorities in order to save money and compete in an ever-changing car market. On Wednesday the auto maker announced it will streamline its line of vehicles to focus on trucks, crossovers, and SUVs.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Jeb Bush said that his father is "stronger th...

Jeb Bush said that his father is "stronger than an ox".

    Jeb Bush says dad is 'stronger than an ox,' will be home Friday
    George H.W. Bush was hospitalized with a blood infection just a day after the funeral of Barbara Bush, but after a few days in the ICU, the former president has shown positive signs of progress.
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5 hours ago

WARNING: The details of the story are graphic...

WARNING: The details of the story are graphic.

    Texas man sentenced for stomping child to death
    Published 7:33 am, Thursday, April 26, 2018 An Arlington man was sentenced to life in prison after stomping his then girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter to death in 2014. According to his police record, Joshua Beard, 24, was arrested in July 2014 and charged with capital murder of a person under 10 years of age.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The owner was offered voluntary surrender or ...

The owner was offered voluntary surrender or legal seizure. "Either way, I was not leaving the property without the horses," a deputy said.

    Three emaciated horses rescued from Cleveland property
    Authorities say a horse owner in Cleveland voluntarily surrendered three horses to authorities Wednesday after reportedly being challenged with legal action due to the condition of the horses. According to San Jacinto County Pct. 3 Deputy Constable Pete Sparta, an anonymous tip more than a week ago pointed authorities to a property on Hicks Loops.
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6 hours ago

The victim said she was served a drink, black...

The victim said she was served a drink, blacked out and was told after waking up the next morning that Steven Lopez had raped her while she was unconscious.

    Lawsuits accuse Lopez brothers of sexual misconduct
    Updated 8:59 am, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Two-time Olympic gold medalist Steven Lopez and his older brother and coach, Jean Lopez, were accused in lawsuits filed Wednesday in Colorado of sexual misconduct involving two female taekwondo athletes. The lawsuits, filed in federal court in Colorado, home of the U.S.
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7 hours ago

Those allergic to grass will want to keep all...

Those allergic to grass will want to keep allergy medicine on hand as forecasters expect pollen to be high throughout the weekend.

    Forecast: Finally, nice weather on a weekend in Houston
    After a few consecutive weekends of clouds and rain, it looks like Houstonians will finally get warmth and sunshine starting Friday and lasting through Sunday. Thursday's highs for Houston and the surrounding area is expected to be between 72 to 77 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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7 hours ago

The dog's rescuers are hoping to find her a l...

The dog's rescuers are hoping to find her a loving home.

    Puppy rescued from cardboard box filled with garbage outside of Cleveland
    Inmates picking up trash along Lee Turner Road in the Trails End Subdivision outside of Cleveland Wednesday found a puppy inside a box of discarded garbage, according to San Jacinto County Pct. 3 Constable Sam Houston. "Our reserve deputy, Sam Pierce, was overseeing the inmates picking up trash when they found a deep cardboard box filled with a bunch of trash.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The 61-year-old woman was swaying and stagger...

The 61-year-old woman was swaying and staggering when she was arrested.

    Bexar County official arrested on DWI charge after allegedly drinking at NIOSA
    A bailiff who has been employed with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office for 34 years was arrested early Wednesday morning by San Antonio police on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
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8 hours ago

His last words: "I may have lost the fight bu...

His last words: "I may have lost the fight but I'm still a soldier. Take it as it is. To my supporters and family, y'all hold it down. Ten toes down. That's all I got to say."

    Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A prisoner on Texas death row for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Erick Davila received lethal injection for using a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle to spray bullets at about 20 people - more than a dozen of them children.
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9 hours ago

Nobody stays on the screen forever, but TV st...

Nobody stays on the screen forever, but TV stations don't usually promote or say when one of their employees decides to walk away from the camera.

    These Houston TV weathercasters left, but where did they go?
    Nobody stays on the screen forever, but TV stations don't usually promote or say when one of their employees decides to walk away from the camera. Case in point, meteorologist Lisa Vaughn's abrupt departure from KRIV-TV. Vaughn hasn't said anything and neither is Channel 26 or its parent, Fox Television Stations.
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9 hours ago

More details have been released:

More details have been released:

    Alleged Mexican Mafia gang member arrested in S.A. after reportedly stolen cars found at home
    Updated 4:52 pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 A reported Mexican Mafia gang member ended up in Bexar County Jail Monday after Texas Department of Public Safety troopers discovered two stolen cars in his home, officials said.
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10 hours ago

The toll transactions in question occurred be...

The toll transactions in question occurred between January and April. Check your bills.

    EZ TAG customers billed by mistake after using toll roads in Harris County
    If you're a Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) EZ TAG holder and received a bill in the mail, you may need to disregard it. A system error that originated with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) TxTAG tolling system resulted in customers receiving bills in error, HCTRA spokeswoman Roxana Sibrian said in a news release.
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10 hours ago

After their day game, several Houston Astros ...

After their day game, several Houston Astros made their way to the Houston Rockets playoff game.

    Justin Verlander, Kate Upton courtside at Rockets playoff game
    The Astros finished beating the Angels at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday. A little more than four hours later, Justin Verlander - the pitcher who beat the Angels - was sitting courtside with his wife Kate Upton at the Rockets game at Toyota Center.
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11 hours ago

Clarissa Riojas was set to graduate this summ...

Clarissa Riojas was set to graduate this summer when her ex-boyfriend broke into her house, killed her and then himself.

    San Antonio high school seniors had troubled relationship prior to murder-suicide, friends say
    Updated 9:11 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Clarissa Riojas was set to graduate from Highlands High School this summer. The 18-year-old planned to continue her education at the University of the Incarnate Word. And her championship-winning high school dance team was scheduled to perform at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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11 hours ago

His last words show he didn't seem to have mu...

His last words show he didn't seem to have much remorse.

    Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A prisoner on Texas death row for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Erick Davila received lethal injection for using a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle to spray bullets at about 20 people - more than a dozen of them children.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

See who will be there.

See who will be there.

    Britney Spears, Bruno Mars to headline United States Grand Prix
    After some crazy driving, Britney Spears will drive motorsports fans crazy with a post-race concert Oct. 21 at the Formula 1 Pirelli United States Grand Prix in Austin. Bruno Mars will perform Oct. 20 during the race weekend at Circuit of the Americas. The headliners were announced earlier today.
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12 hours ago

So cool!

So cool!

    Travis Scott's new sneaker pays tribute to the Oilers
    Published 2:38 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Earlier this month, we got a glimpse of Travis Scott's latest sneaker collab and after the success of his reimagining of the Air Force 1, the hype surrounding his next project is very real.
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13 hours ago

Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, s...

Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Cohen's filing was a "stunning development."

    Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump's personal attorney said Wednesday he will assert his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a civil case brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.
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13 hours ago

No word yet on if the case was settled out of...

No word yet on if the case was settled out of court.

    Sides agree to drop rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her at his home in 2016 is being dropped, according to a federal court filing Wednesday. The two sides have agreed that the suit, filed in January, should be dismissed, with each side bearing its own attorneys' fees.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

“He was always a little different.”

“He was always a little different.”

    Daughter babysat for accused East Area Rapist, shocked parents say
    CITRUS HEIGHTS, Sacramento County - Jeannie and her husband, Bob, were nervous Wednesday as they waited to hear back from their daughter. Standing on a crowded residential street here, several doors down from the brown house blocked off by police tape, they still hadn't figured out how they would break the news to her.
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14 hours ago

14 hours ago

On Wednesday, the company reported a 49 perce...

On Wednesday, the company reported a 49 percent jump in revenue for the first quarter.

    Facebook's privacy scandal appears to have little effect on its bottom line
    Published 4:08 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Facebook has weathered many past scandals - including outcries over misinformation on its site and Russian interference on its platform ahead of the 2016 presidential election - with hardly any effect on its business.
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15 hours ago

Her son says a supervisor cursed at her as sh...

Her son says a supervisor cursed at her as she wept.

    Family: Delta tied woman with disability to wheelchair
    ATLANTA (AP) - A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to a wheelchair with a blanket when they didn't have a chair that could accommodate her disability, and her son says a supervisor cursed at her as she wept.
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15 hours ago

The robbery took place in February, according...

The robbery took place in February, according to the sheriff's office.

    Four gunmen sought in east Harris County family's home robbery
    Authorities are seeking tips leading to four masked men who robbed a family at gunpoint in their east Harris County home in February. The four men demanded money and valuables from residents at their home in the Plantation at Woodforest subdivision at 4:45 pm. Feb. 28, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
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15 hours ago

The suspect was a police officer in the area ...

The suspect was a police officer in the area at the time of the crimes.

    DNA match catches alleged 'East Area Rapist,' who murdered 12, raped 45
    A onetime cop who's been living quietly in the Sacramento suburbs was fingered Wednesday as the "East Area Rapist," with authorities saying DNA helped link him to a string of at least 12 slayings and 45 rapes that terrorized communities in the Bay Area and across California from 1976 to 1986.
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16 hours ago

The Houston Rockets will play either the Utah...

The Houston Rockets will play either the Utah Jazz or the Oklahoma City Thunder in the next round of the playoffs.

    Rockets roll past Timberwolves to finish off first-round series with rout
    Perhaps James Harden is right. Maybe there is some "switch" somewhere the Rockets flip and emerge transformed.
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16 hours ago

"I don't agree with everything Trump does. I ...

"I don't agree with everything Trump does. I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself."

    Rapper Kanye West calls Trump 'my brother,' says they share 'dragon energy'
    Kanye West reaffirmed his affection for President Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling him "my brother" and saying the two share "dragon energy." West's comments on Twitter came amid renewed attention on social media and elsewhere in recent days about the rapper's feelings about the president.
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16 hours ago

🤢

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    Inspectors see 'large quantities of roaches among plates' at Mediterranean restaurant
    See this week's list of restaurants with violations (April 18-25)
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17 hours ago

The 82-year-old Wayne Graham has been at Rice...

The 82-year-old Wayne Graham has been at Rice for 27 seasons.

    Rice won't bring back baseball coach Wayne Graham
    Graham, 82, is in the final year of his contract. He won Rice's sole national championship in 2003. In 27 seasons at the school he's earned 21 conference championships, more than 1,150 victories, and a 2012 College Baseball Hall of Fame induction.
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17 hours ago

"Hi I'd like to speak to Kris Jenner please. ...

"Hi I'd like to speak to Kris Jenner please. Yes, it's an emergency."

    Twitter reacts to Kanye calling Trump 'my brother'
    Rapper Kanye West sent the internet into a frenzy on Wednesday after posting a series of tweets about Donald Trump. "You don't have to agree with Trump but the mob can't make me not love him," he wrote. "We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Seasons two of The Handmaid's Tale debuts tod...

Seasons two of The Handmaid's Tale debuts today (April 25). *grabs popcorn* 🍿

    'The Handmaid's Tale' comes back to Hulu for second season
    Hulu's first major original hit show, "The Handmaid's Tale" is gearing up to debut its second season on Wednesday, April 25.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

One man was injured and another arrested afte...

One man was injured and another arrested after a crash this morning in the Garden Oaks area, Houston police said. https://bit.ly/2qXWgn9

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    One man was injured and another arrested after a crash this morning in the Garden Oaks area, Houston police said. https://bit.ly/2qXWgn9
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18 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    1 injured in west Houston shooting
    At least one person was shot at the apartment complex Wednesday evening in west Houston, police said. Houston police were called to an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Gray Falls Drive, near the intersection of Westheimer Road and Kirkwood Road, around 8:45 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Online dating tips to start using now...

Online dating tips to start using now...

    Stop texting the eggplant emoji
    Sending that first message in an online dating back-and-forth can be rough. In fact, a new survey, released this week by dating platform Plenty of Fish found that the stakes feel so high, 20 percent of singles enlist a friend to draft an introduction.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

JD don't play.

JD don't play.

    Jack Daniel's sues Houston and Dallas-based spirits companies for infringement
    A Houston-based spirits company and its Dallas partners are being sued by the Jack Daniel's brand for allegedly lifting its trademarks for an "inferior" product. Jack Daniel's filed the infringement suit April 20 in a U.S. District Court in California against both Dallas' Dynasty Spirits and Houston's Gulf Coast Distillers.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

There's a good chance you know one of the 33 ...

There's a good chance you know one of the 33 Houston-area women who hope to become a Texans cheerleader in 2018.

    33 local women compete for Houston Texans cheerleader spots
    There's a good chance you know one of the 33 Houston-area women who hope to become a Texans cheerleader in 2018. Finalists from Pearland, Cypress, Santa Fe and other parts of town are among 55 women currently collecting votes from the public online, before the final cheer roster is determined.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Happy birthday to the Texas icon! 🍰

Happy birthday to the Texas icon! 🍰

    Houston's own Renee Zellweger celebrates her 49 birthday
    Published 2:52 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Katy-native and girl-next-door icon Renee Zellweger turned 49 years old on Wednesday, April 25. Before becoming Bridget Jones, the Texas actress was widely known as Dorothy Boyd from the 1996 film, "Jerry Maguire."
    https://www.chron.com

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