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Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules
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Published in 18-4-2018
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LONDON (AP) Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. Facebook is introducing the new policies this week in Europe, but eventually everyone on the social network will be asked to decide whether they want to enable features like facial re ...>>
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Take 2 for launch of NASA planet-hunting spacecraft
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Published in 18-4-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch. A SpaceX Falcon rocket is set to blast off with the Tess satellite Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX halted Monday's countdown for extra rocket checks. Once in orbit, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or Tess , will peer at hundreds of thousands ...>>
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Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants
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Published in 18-4-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) Surgeons pack donated organs on ice while racing them to transplant patients but it may be time for a warmer approach. British researchers said Wednesday that keeping at least some livers at body temperature instead may work better. The livers keep functioning until they're transplanted thanks to a machine that pumps them full of blood and nutrients. It's a life-support ...>>
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Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app
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Published in 18-4-2018
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MOSCOW (AP) Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed and so far unsuccessful attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram. The head of the communications watchdog acknowledged Wednesday that millions of IP addresses unrelated to Telegram have been blocked since a court ordered last week that the app be taken of ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 18-4-2018
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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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Driver slumped over steering wheel before fatal crash in Garden Oaks
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Published in 18-4-2018
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A driver was slumped over the steering wheel, unresponsive, before crashing his pickup truck Tuesday near the intersection of Pinemont and T.C. Jester, police said.

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Police chase ends when suspect falls into swimming pool
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Published in 18-4-2018
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Houston police used a helicopter to track an assault suspect running through the Heights early Thursday - a chase that ended when the man jumped over a fence, lost his balance and fell into a swimming pool.

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Lights in the Heights brightens partygoers’ night with Whataburger themed display
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Published in 18-4-2018
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Is there any part of a Texan's life the restaurant chain's orange and white motif hasn't touched?

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'Medical episode' leads to fatal crash in Independence Heights
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Published in 18-4-2018
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The driver of an 18-wheeler had what Houston police called a "medical episode" behind the wheel Tuesday morning, causing him to fatally crash his truck in a warehouse parking lot.

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Outdoor market offers local products, foods
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Published in 18-4-2018
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The Market at Sawyer Yards is a fun, free event for the whole family that showcases up to 54 different local vendors. Each second Saturday of the month, the outdoor market is held at 1502 Sawyer St., Houston. Founder and Manager Mitch Cohen said he had been running the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights when he was asked to put together some plans for a new market at Sawyer Yards. He said h ...>>
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Treasury chief says IRS to ban hedge fund tax dodge
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Published in 18-4-2018
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Internal Revenue Service plans on closing a loophole that hedge-fund managers had been trying to exploit to avoid paying higher taxes on carried-interest profits. Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday that a Bloomberg News story this week, which detailed how hedge funds created scores of shell companies to work around the new carried-profit ...>>
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Inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes
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Published in 18-4-2018
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WASHINGTON - Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth. The latest source of concern was a report Wednesday that showed a key measure of inflation rising in January by the sharpest rate in a year. The increase was led by higher prices for clothing, housing and auto i ...>>
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Lexus tops vehicle dependability study for 7th straight year
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Published in 18-4-2018
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DETROIT - Lexus is the most dependable vehicle brand for the seventh consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey. Porsche, Buick, Infiniti and Kia round out the top five brands in the survey. The worst performers were Chrysler, Land Rover, Fiat, Jeep and Cadillac. The survey measures problems that vehicle owners experience after three years of ownership. For this year's survey, J.D. P ...>>
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Children's author Asher expelled from writer organization over harassment
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Published in 18-4-2018
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NEW YORK - Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, said this week that Asher had violated the society's harassment code. He was banned last year, but the news only came to light with the ri ...>>
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Tax overhaul may mean more acrimonious divorce negotiations
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Published in 18-4-2018
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NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's tax law could make divorce an even more miserable experience, according to a new survey of the nation's top matrimonial attorneys. Almost two-thirds of respondents said they expect divorce negotiations to become more acrimonious following a change to the tax treatment of alimony, a poll by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers showed. The new law ...>>
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