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APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US
Technology
Published in 26-9-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press. Flu experts knew it was a very bad season, but at least one f ...>>
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Facebook unveils Quest, its new virtual-reality headset
Technology
Published in 26-9-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it's appropriate his company's next VR headset will be called Quest. The headset from Facebook's Oculus division will be a stand-alone device that won't require a smartphone or a connection to a personal computer to create artificial worlds. ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-9-2018
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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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Surreal country home made from antiques salvaged from around the world
Business
Published in 26-9-2018
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An antique-dealing couple are selling their house, which they have decorated with "upcycled" wares they've come across in their line of work, including a 19th-century church steeple, doors from Egypt and grain silos converted into cabins that can be rented out.

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Stanmore Partners breaks ground on apartments in Sienna Plantation
Business
Published in 26-9-2018
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Houston-based Stanmore Partners has started construction on Sienna Plantation Apartment Homes, a 292-unit project in Missouri City.

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Free flu and Hepatitis vaccines offered to homeless
Business
Published in 26-9-2018
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The Texas Medical Association has given $2,500 in grant money to fund free flu and hepatitis A/B vaccines at a clinic at The Beacon homeless shelter in downtown Houston on Oct. 21.

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Gordmans to open two new stores in the Houston area
Business
Published in 26-9-2018
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Gordmans plans to open two new stores in the Houston area on Nov. 1.

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Woman's Hospital of Texas earns neonatal designation
Business
Published in 26-9-2018
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The Woman's Hospital of Texas has been designated as a Level IV Advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the hospital announced on Wednesday.

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Lexus tops vehicle dependability study for 7th straight year
Economy
Published in 26-9-2018
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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
Economy
Published in 26-9-2018
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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
Economy
Published in 26-9-2018
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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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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 26-9-2018
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As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

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After Hurricane Harvey, Houston economy grows. But what about next time?
Economy
Published in 26-9-2018
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Regional economic indicators took a little dip last fall after the storm, but have otherwise resumed growth, supported by a healthy national economy and a recovering oil market. But the next storm may not be the same.

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"Chloe, don't you EVER stop cheering!" Astros rally around girl shushed for being too loud at game
Sports
Published in 26-9-2018
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The little girl, who has been diagnosed with a rare mood disorder, has been showered in support by Astros players and fans.

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Texans' safety Andre Hal's lymphoma in remission
Sports
Published in 26-9-2018
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Texans safety Andre Hal's lymphoma is in remission, coach Bill O'Brien announced.

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