34 min ago

Why are Americans protesting so much these da...

Why are Americans protesting so much these days?

    Times a changin'? Why America is ripe for protest in 2018
    She was the face of mass protest, but long ago lost her faith in protesting. Then, last year, hundreds of thousands of women set out to march on Washington, and Jan Rose Kasmir knew she had to join them. "When Trump was elected president, I couldn't not participate. ...
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1 hour ago

So weird!

So weird!

    NASA baffled by mysterious ice circles in the Arctic
    Add this to the ever-growing list of things you have to worry about: Somewhere in the Arctic sea ice, where the temperatures are typically below freezing on even the balmiest days, there is a random pattern of holes, and NASA - the literal rocket scientists who took us to the moon and want to take us to Mars - can't figure out what they are.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

An apple one day did not keep customs away, a...

An apple one day did not keep customs away, a Colorado woman has learned.

    A woman flying back from France brought an apple through Customs - it cost her $500
    An apple one day did not keep customs away, a Colorado woman has learned. Crystal Tadlock was given an apple sealed in a wrapper on her Delta flight from Paris on Wednesday. She was not hungry at the time and figured it would be a good snack for her second leg back to Denver, she told FOX 31 in Denver.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

"Tase me, and you'll see what happens."

"Tase me, and you'll see what happens."

    'Tase me, and you'll see what happens,' an American Airlines flier said. Police did - 10 times.
    What began as a simple boarding dispute at Miami International Airport escalated into a tour de force of plane drama on Sunday as a belligerent passenger was repeatedly stunned by police, forcibly carried out of his seat, then driven through the terminal with his head hanging out the back of a golf cart like a man in a stockade.
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2 hours ago

How he did it could have been a scene out of ...

How he did it could have been a scene out of 'Home Alone.'

    Crafty 12-year-old boy steals credit card, goes on trip to Bali after fight with his mother
    On the day of the planned trip, the boy, who has been given the pseudonym Drew, reportedly told his family he was going to school. Instead, he rode his kick scooter with just a backpack to a train station that shuttled him to the Sydney airport.
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3 hours ago

The "Smallville" star faces charges for her i...

The "Smallville" star faces charges for her involvement with a secret society that allegedly forced women into sexual slavery.

    Allison Mack asked Emma Watson, Kelly Clarkson to join NXIVM sex cult
    Actress Allison Mack appears to have tried to recruit actress Emma Watson and "The Voice" judge Kelly Clarkson into a self-help group authorities say is a sex cult, according to several tweets first unearthed by Business Insider. Mack, best known for the superhero TV series "Smallville," was arrested Friday for her involvement in the organization NXIVM.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

It wasn't even a player's jacket.

It wasn't even a player's jacket.

    Report: KGO anchor allegedly caught on camera stealing jacket at Warriors practice
    KGO sports anchor Mike Shumann has reportedly been sent home from the NBA playoffs after video surfaced of him taking a jacket that belonged to the Warriors' director of team security. The video, which was seen by The Athletic and ESPN, appears to show Shumann taking Ralph Walker's jacket after Warriors practice in San Antonio last week.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

What do you think about this?

What do you think about this?

    Bible on GQ's list of books you 'don't have to read'
    Updated 4:19 pm, Monday, April 23, 2018 The Bible has "some good parts," but it's still "repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned," according to some editors at men's lifestyle magazine GQ. Editors included the Good Book on a list of the "21 Books You Don't Have to Read," published online last week.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Photos that a family spokesman tweeted captur...

Photos that a family spokesman tweeted capture special moments from former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral.

    Photos capture special moments from Barbara Bush's funeral
    HOUSTON (AP) - Photos that a family spokesman tweeted capture special moments from former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral. Her husband, George H.W. Bush, poses in one with their son, George W. Bush, and two other former presidents - Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
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4 hours ago

The patient, who asked to remain anonymous, i...

The patient, who asked to remain anonymous, is expected to recover urinary and, eventually, sexual function.

    Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week.
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4 hours ago

Here's the story behind the fan who got James...

Here's the story behind the fan who got James Harden's sneakers after the Houston Rockets' Game 4 win tonight.

    James Harden throws sneakers to Rockets fan who traveled from Taiwan for Game 4
    Meng-Han Yang made the 7,138-mile trek from Taiwan to see his favorite NBA team play for the first time Monday night at the Target Center.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

To honor his wife of 73 years, George Bush do...

To honor his wife of 73 years, George Bush donned a pair of black socks with books printed on them since Bush was an avid reader and founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Here is Deborah DEEP Mouton, the Houston poet laureate, paying homage to Barbara. https://bit.ly/2qZIUGf

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    To honor his wife of 73 years, George Bush donned a pair of black socks with books printed on them since Bush was an avid reader and founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Here is...
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5 hours ago

The chase ended in northeast Houston.

The chase ended in northeast Houston.

    Theft suspect leads police on chase from Conroe to Houston
    Published 9:42 pm, Monday, April 23, 2018 A chase stretching two counties ended in northeast Houston on Monday night. The chase started at a Walmart store in Conroe, where police were called out to a reported theft. When they arrived, the suspect hopped in a vehicle and sped away, Conroe police said.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The Houston Rockets rode a 50-point third qua...

The Houston Rockets rode a 50-point third quarter to a Game 4 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

    James Harden, Rockets blow by Timberwolves in Game 4
    The Rockets will try to get back on track when the play the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series at 7 pBy the time the face of the franchise was done taking over Game 4, Harden had poured in 22 third-quarter points on 7-of-10 shooting and set up a powerful 119-100 victory..m.
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5 hours ago

Dang Houston, you're hungry.

Dang Houston, you're hungry.

    Fun facts about Dollar Hot Dog Night at Minute Maid Park
    There is an unquenchable lust in the hearts Houston Astros fans for cheap hot dogs. On April 3 the Astros played the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park. It was the first Dollar Hot Dog Night of the 2018 season.
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6 hours ago

More than 1,500 people attended former first ...

More than 1,500 people attended former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral and attendees were given a special program for the funeral as they entered St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Houston's west side. https://bit.ly/2KaKy0b

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    More than 1,500 people attended former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral and attendees were given a special program for the funeral as they entered St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Houston's west...
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6 hours ago

The home was first built in 1936.

The home was first built in 1936.

    Impressive 3,700-square-foot addition, pool approved for Protected Landmark River Oaks mansion
    One of Houston's Protected Landmark homes is getting a new look after Houston's Archaeological and Historical Commission approved the plans for an approximately 3,700-square-foot addition to the River Oaks home. The Hilliard House at 3375 Del Monte in the River Oaks Country Club Estates Subdivision was built circa 1935 by J.
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6 hours ago

This is what it costs to afford your dream Ho...

This is what it costs to afford your dream Houston home:

    Annual salary needed to buy a home in Houston's best neighborhoods - 2018 update
    Home ownership is a goal for many in their lifetime, but making enough money to own a home is a major determining factor.
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7 hours ago

Lingering inequality could stem in part from ...

Lingering inequality could stem in part from "implicit biases," known to influence job recruitment, performance evaluations and even bank loan rates.

    Black children earn less over time than white children. Why?
    A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the U.S. Census Bureau reports that African-American boys grow up to earn less than their white counterparts, even when they are raised in similar environments. The researchers reported that African-American children born to parents in the top income bracket are more likely to fall to the bottom income bracket than remain in the top.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

7 hours ago

Fans, don't freak out.

Fans, don't freak out.

    Selena Gomez shares photos of her newly shaved head on Instagram
    Fans, don't freak out. Selena Gomez did shave her head, but her hair isn't totally gone. The Texas native and singer shaved the lower third of her head, which is called an undercut. LOOK: Selena Gomez sports a new look, and it's taking us back to her Disney days "Always need a subtle change," Gomez captioned the Instagram post.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Houston's pro sports teams have a lot of star...

Houston's pro sports teams have a lot of star power backing them both in the stadiums and arenas and on social media.

    Celebrities who are fans of Houston sports teams
    Houston may not have the starpower of Los Angeles or New York, but it still is the home or birthplace of plenty of celebrities, and it seems like those stars have no problem showing their love for Houston's sports teams. With the Rockets in the playoffs, their courtside is getting a little glitzier.
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8 hours ago

Former first lady Barbara Bush's grave is acc...

Former first lady Barbara Bush's grave is accepting visitors at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the west campus of Texas A&M University. https://bit.ly/2Jkw4JZ

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Former first lady Barbara Bush's grave is accepting visitors at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the west campus of Texas A&M University. https://bit.ly/2Jkw4JZ
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8 hours ago

Check out the pho noodle bar in the same snug...

Check out the pho noodle bar in the same snug home of the original Les Ba'get.

    First look: Les Noo'dle in Montrose
    The noodle was king at Les Ba'get, the tiny Vietnamese café that opened in Montrose two and a half years ago. So much so that the owners have decided to rebrand the shop as a pho-centric restaurant with a menu almost entirely devoted to the Vietnamese noodle soup Houston can't get enough of.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

About 1,5000 people attended Barbara Bush's p...

About 1,5000 people attended Barbara Bush's private funeral in Houston this weekend. https://bit.ly/2KbDSiC

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    About 1,5000 people attended Barbara Bush's private funeral in Houston this weekend. https://bit.ly/2KbDSiC
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9 hours ago

John Lovett is accused of entering another co...

John Lovett is accused of entering another county official's office and using her timestamp.

    San Jacinto County judge arrested after indictment on burglary, other charges
    Coldspring residents near the courthouse square Monday afternoon were surprised to see San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers leading County Judge John Lovett out of the courthouse in handcuffs. Lovett was arrested at around 12:23 p.m. after charges stemming from a July 2017 incident went before the grand jury and Lovett was indicted.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The Houston Astros mascot Orbit surprised a H...

The Houston Astros mascot Orbit surprised a Houston bride and groom during their wedding by making an appearance during the couple's reception. https://bit.ly/2qSvMDm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The Houston Astros mascot Orbit surprised a Houston bride and groom during their wedding by making an appearance during the couple's reception. https://bit.ly/2qSvMDm
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9 hours ago

BREAKING: Thoughts and prayers for the family...

BREAKING: Thoughts and prayers for the family

    Elder George Bush hospitalized with blood infection, responding to treatment
    Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday morning after developing an infection that had spread to his blood, his spokesman said Monday evening.
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9 hours ago

It's NOT a tumor!

It's NOT a tumor!

    Dog thought to have cancer gets operation; turns out she just loves teddy bears too much
    Published 8:50 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2018 A St. Bernard dog in England was at first believed to have cancer, but instead gave veterinarians a shock when something else was discovered during surgery: four half-eaten teddy bears.
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10 hours ago

A team of wild hogs were captured on video ru...

A team of wild hogs were captured on video running around in a Spring neighborhood. https://bit.ly/2vBHoiZ

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A team of wild hogs were captured on video running around in a Spring neighborhood. https://bit.ly/2vBHoiZ
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10 hours ago

The incident was believed to be unprecedented...

The incident was believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city.

    Water scooter gunmen fire at beach vendor in Mexico's Cancun
    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun's glittering hotel zone Thursday, an incident believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city. Nobody was wounded. According to a police report, the afternoon shooting happened in front of a hotel in the heart of Cancun's resort-studded strip.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

High school students wait in silence before w...

High school students wait in silence before walking after the presentation during the Houston Youth Walkout, last Friday. The students walked from Carnagie Vanguard High School in Montrose to Houston City Hall. https://bit.ly/2JcDI98

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    High school students wait in silence before walking after the presentation during the Houston Youth Walkout, last Friday. The students walked from Carnagie Vanguard High School in Montrose to Houston...
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11 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    San Jacinto County judge arrested after indictment on burglary, other charges
    Coldspring residents near the courthouse square Monday afternoon were surprised to see San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers leading County Judge John Lovett out of the courthouse in handcuffs. Lovett was arrested at around 12:23 p.m. after charges stemming from a July 2017 incident went before the grand jury and Lovett was indicted.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Awesome:

Awesome:

    Selena's brother gives shout-out to Fiesta reveler with hat honoring Queen of Tejano
    One San Antonian combined the beloved icon and the city's favorite annual event for one decked out Fiesta hat. Selena's brother A.B. Quintanilla took to Twitter at the start of Fiesta to marvel at a Fiesta hat featuring his famous sister.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The rumors of Yeti severing ties with the NRA...

The rumors of Yeti severing ties with the NRA started on Saturday, when lobbyist Marion Hammer wrote a letter claiming Yeti was no longer going to be a vendor for organization.

    Yeti Coolers says it's not cutting ties with NRA, calls NRA-ILA statement 'inaccurate'
    Austin-based Yeti has come under fire from the National Rifle Association after a lobbyist for the pro-gun organization claims the outdoor company dropped the NRA without a reason. Yeti clarified on Monday that they've never dropped the NRA. Instead, Yeti said it was eliminating "a group of outdated discounting programs" and called the NRA's statement was "inaccurate."
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

A bomb squad had to be called.

A bomb squad had to be called.

    World War II mortar found in TX home forces evacuation
    Dallas-area police are taking no chances with a World War II mortar discovered in the home of a Rowlett resident. Police said they evacuated homes and shut down a turnpike near the residence while officers dealt with the explosive device, NBC 5 reported.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Gov. Greg Abbott, Mayor Sylvester Turner and ...

Gov. Greg Abbott, Mayor Sylvester Turner and officials from the Texas Medical Center are expected to announce new details about TMC3, a collaborative medical research campus slated for 30 acres between Brays Bayou and Old Spanish Trail.

    Governor, Turner, TMC officials to announce new project
    A sweeping medical research campus being planned for 30 acres of Texas Medical Center land will establish Houston as an international hub for biomedical innovations and bring together four of the city's powerhouse research institutions, officials said Monday afternoon.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

She pushes the dogs away from the car as they...

She pushes the dogs away from the car as they try to stay with her. Then, with a final shove to get the last dog out, she closes the door on the startled animals and the driver speeds away.

    Video of woman abandoning dogs draws outrage
    Updated 8:06 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 A woman taped as she abandoned four dogs in a rural Southwest side neighborhood has contacted Animal Care Services after the video went viral and drew outrage from viewers around the world.
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12 hours ago

How many games do you think the Houston Texan...

How many games do you think the Houston Texans will win this season? Las Vegas sportsbooks already are making their best estimates.

    Las Vegas' projected win totals for Texans, rest of NFL
    The favorite offseason pastime for NFL fans - aside from scouring mock drafts - is analyzing their team's schedule as they wait for training camp to get started. They go down the schedule: Win. Loss. Win. Win. Loss. Or if you're a delusional Cowboys fan, it goes more like: Win.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

DEVELOPING:

DEVELOPING:

    Police: Waffle House suspect arrested near his apartment
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The suspect in an attack that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee was arrested Monday not far from his apartment, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks, in which a gunman clad only in a jacket used an AR-15 rifle to kill four and injure others.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Tickets go on sale soon:

Tickets go on sale soon:

    J Balvin brings Vibras to Sugar Land
    The worldwide phenomenon is releasing a new album and going on tour.
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14 hours ago

Authorities said his victims were as young as...

Authorities said his victims were as young as 6 years old. At least one of his trips was arranged by the mother of one of the young victims.

    Man who went on sex trips gets 330 years for child porn
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The viral artwork was made for Rice Universi...

The viral artwork was made for Rice University's Bashor Lab in by German artist Lennart:

    Artist turns Houston skyline into beautiful vintage video game-inspired scene
    The connection between synthetic biology research and pixel artwork has finally been found here in Houston. This combination, which both require the meticulous study of small objects, was made thanks to Ronan O'Connell, a Rice University doctorate student working in the Bioengineering Department's Bashor Lab.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over ...

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.

    The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen
    Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention. Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano - it's 44 miles across - and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this thing is fully alive and still threatens to erupt catastrophically.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Can't unsee this photo as a work of art now.

Can't unsee this photo as a work of art now.

    James Harden becomes a Renaissance-era painting, thanks to Twitter
    Rockets star James Harden and the Minnesota Timberwolves crowd are being likened to a painting from the Renaissance after someone on Twitter made the connection. And, after seeing all of the reactions on social media, it's hard to disagree.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Recognize him?

Recognize him?

    What Houston Rockets players looked like as kids
    With just 25 games left in the regular season, the Rockets are the best team in the NBA. No matter what anyone tells you about the mighty Golden State Warriors. Numbers don't lie, and the Rockets have a half-game edge over the Warriors in the standings, and also own the tiebreaker.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

This will be a HUGE party for Houston.

This will be a HUGE party for Houston.

    Chris Young, The Mavericks, 'Cupid Shuffle' top Freedom Over Texas July 4th lineup
    The city's annual Fourth of July celebration will include country music. And a very familiar dance.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The parent company of TXU Energy is cutting 3...

The parent company of TXU Energy is cutting 308 jobs just two day after it completed its merger with Dynegy.

    Vistra cuts some 300 Houston jobs after Dynegy merger
    Texas power company Vistra Energy Corp., the parent company of TXU Energy, is cutting 308 jobs just two day after it completed its merger with Dynegy.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

A young woman married her birth father and ha...

A young woman married her birth father and had a baby with him. After she decided to leave him, she lost her life to him along with that of their child and her adoptive father.

    A joyful reunion with birth parents leads to incest, murder
    DOVER, N.Y. (AP) - What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly. A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him along with that of their child and her adoptive father.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Take a look at the special program for the fu...

Take a look at the special program for the funeral:

    See what former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral program looked like
    More than 1,500 people attended former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday in Houston, with past presidents, first ladies, and current first lady Melania Trump all in attendance along with countless friends and family members. Attendees were given a special program for the funeral as they entered St.
    https://www.chron.com

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