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Texas natives serve as plaintiffs in lawsuit to federally legalize marijuana
Technology
Published in 14-2-2018
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Two Texas natives are key plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit to declare the federal government's classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug unconstitutional.

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Überrito taps team for Texas expansion
Technology
Published in 14-2-2018
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Überrito, a build-your-own burrito chain with five locations in the Houston market, announced a franchise deal to expand the brand across Texas. Ally Lakhpaty and SNL Franchise Development have signed a master franchise agreement to develop locations in the Houston, Austin and San Antonio, including three corporate locations in Houston.

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Report: Houston's luxury home sales decline for third straight month
Technology
Published in 14-2-2018
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Houston-area home sales were up 8.9 percent in January, but the top-end of the market tumbled for the the third straight month, a new report shows. Buyers closed on 4,469 single-family homes in January at a median price of $218,000, up 3.8 percent, the Houston Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.

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Report: Apartment/commercial construction retreats in U.S., holds steady in Houston
Technology
Published in 14-2-2018
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The value of commercial and apartment construction projects started in the Houston area in 2017 held steady at $3.9 billion after experiencing a big drop in 2016, Dodge Data & Analytics reported. Seven of the top 12 markets showed declines, including the biggest markets of New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Washington, D.C. The San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia areas experienced double ...>>

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The Bank of River Oaks to sell for $85 million to Hilltop
Technology
Published in 14-2-2018
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The Bank of River Oaks, a 13-year old lender in Houston, has agreed to sell itself for $85 million in cash to Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings, which runs the $9.7 billion PlainsCapital Bank.

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Swiss mobile data of 800,000 customers is stolen
Technology
Published in 7-2-2018
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GENEVA (AP) A Swiss mobile phone operator says its data systems were breached late last year and the contact details of about 800,000 customers were compromised. Swisscom said Wednesday that the names, addresses, telephone numbers and date of birth of the customers was accessed by an unknown party, which got the data through a sales partner of Swisscom. It said that passwords, conversations and ...>>
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DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes
Technology
Published in 7-2-2018
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LONDON (AP) DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests the oldest-known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists from Britain's Natural History Museum and University College London analyzed the genome of "Cheddar Man," who was found in Cheddar Gorge in southwest England in 1903. Scientists led by museum DNA expert Ian Barnes drille ...>>
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Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars
Technology
Published in 7-2-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars. SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his rocketing Tesla Roadster, which was launched aboard the company's Falcon Heavy from Florida. The Heavy became the most powerful rocket flying today with Tuesday's inaugural test flight. Musk says th ...>>
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Baby, it's cold in there: Explorers test endurance in Poland
Technology
Published in 7-2-2018
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) Using a group of explorers, scientists are testing the endurance of humans and equipment in temperatures around minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 Fahrenheit) at a laboratory in southern Poland. The "Taming the Freeze" experiment began Tuesday and is expected to go on for 100 hours. Survivalists and mountain climbers are locked in a lab filled with snow and wind generators at ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 7-2-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Startup hub reflects Macron's changing French economy
Technology
Published in 31-1-2018
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PARIS (AP) For a glimpse at President Emmanuel Macron's vision for the new French economy, look no farther than Station F. Entrepreneurs don virtual reality goggles and share ideas with business angels in this old Paris train station-turned-startup incubator. The buzzing business center founded by telecom tycoon Xavier Niel hosts over 3,500 people, all hoping to see some of the 1,000 startup ...>>
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Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets 8 years in prison
Technology
Published in 31-1-2018
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BOSTON (AP) A pharmacist convicted for his role in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak tearfully apologized to the victims for their pain and suffering before being sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison. The outbreak killed 76 people, and nearly 800 people were sickened in what is considered the worst public health crisis in recent U.S. history. The meningitis infection was traced to contami ...>>
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Apple to respond to US probes into slowdown of old iPhones
Technology
Published in 31-1-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers whose devices bogged down. The company acknowledged the probes late Tuesday after both The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission were inv ...>>
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NOAA launching investigation into minke whale deaths
Technology
Published in 31-1-2018
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) The federal government says there will be an investigation into a spate of deaths among minke whales along the East Coast last year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Wednesday the deaths of more than two dozen minke whales will be investigated. The minke is a fairly common species of baleen whale, which is a group of large whales that also includes the ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 31-1-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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