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Thor loses his locks, gains a sense of humor in 'Ragnarok'
Entertainment
Published in 1-11-2017
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Who knew the distance between Auckland and Asgard was so scant? New Zealand director/writer Taika Waititi, whose history includes working on episodes of the cult Kiwi comedy TV series "Flight of the Conchords," has taken over Marvel's lumbering, musclebound Thor franchise, infusing the third and latest film, "Thor: Ragnarok," with an infectiously cheeky antipodean wit.

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APNewsBreak: Gov't won't pursue talking car mandate
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths. The Obama administration proposed last December that all new cars and light trucks come equipped with technology known as vehicle-to-vehicle communicati ...>>
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NASA chief nominee promises to keep politics out of agency
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump's nominee for NASA chief has been criticized for promoting political divisiveness and rejecting climate change science. He says he'll run the space agency on a consensus agenda driven by science. Democrats weren't convinced Wednesday, with some calling him unfit. They highlighted Oklahoma Rep. James Bridenstine's past statements attacking ...>>
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Georgia attorney general quits defense in server wiping case
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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The Georgia attorney general's office will no longer represent state election officials in an elections integrity lawsuit in which a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean three days after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned. The lawsuit aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily criticized touchscreen election technology, which does not provide an au ...>>
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What to look for as 'Obamacare' 2018 enrollment opens
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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A new deadline, rising prices and fewer options for help will greet health insurance shoppers as the Affordable Care Act's main enrollment window opens Wednesday. Also in store: Befuddlement. "Confusion seems to be one of the key words to describe what we're facing now," said Nicholas Moriello, a Delaware-based broker. Among the things Moriello has found he needs to clear up with custome ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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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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Lowe's to hire 100 employees at Beaumont, Port Arthur stores
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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Lowe's will host a job fair Thursday to fill more than 100 positions at its Port Arthur and Beaumont stores. The home improvement retailer is adding 3,500 employees in Texas to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey.

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New lawyer for Jones Walker
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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White collar criminal and civil defense lawyer James M. Ardoin, III joined the law firm Jones Walker as a partner.

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FEMA offers home repair advice after Harvey at Lowe's, Home Depot
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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FEMA has teamed up with Home Depot and Lowe's to offer tips for recovery and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.

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Microsoft's Larson-Green, once top female engineer, leaves
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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 Microsoft Corp. said Julie Larson-Green, who oversaw Office software experiences and was once the the company’s most senior female executive in an engineering role, has left to pursue new opportunities. Larson-Green, who spent almost 25 years at the software maker, has been on leave since May. Previously, she was in charge of Windows software and hardware and spearheaded radical shifts in t ...>>

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Obamacare enrollment opens, but fate remains uncertain
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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The fifth enrollment period for Affordable Care Act health insurance opens Wednesday under a cloud of uncertainty and political rancor as bad, if not worse, than in the earliest days of the law. More than three of four in the country do not know when enrollment begins and nearly 20 percent think the health care law known as Obamacare is no longer in effect, according to a survey released this week ...>>
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McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 1-11-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

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Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 1-11-2017
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Texas posted another month of strong job growth in May, led by oil and gas jobs that are rushing back as producers send rigs back to work.

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Construction woes reflected in latest jobs report
Economy
Published in 1-11-2017
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"Everything I've seen would seem to indicate that we should be up," Russell Hamley, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, said in response to a jobs report showing the region has shed 2,300 construction jobs between May and June. Jeff Nielsen, executive vice president of the Houston Contractors Association, said civil construction like roads and utilities h ...>>
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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 1-11-2017
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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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