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Correction: Fall Homes-Indoor Greenhouses story
Technology
Published in 8-8-2018
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In a story Aug. 7 about indoor greenhouses, The Associated Press misspelled Scotts Miracle-Gro and its AeroGarden product. In addition, AeroGarden's smallest model holds three plants, not four. A corrected version of the story is below: Small indoor greenhouses let apartment dwellers grow veggies Indoor greenhouses can take some of the work out of growing vegetables By TRACEE M. HERBAUGH Asso ...>>
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The Latest: Some allowed to return home near massive blaze
Technology
Published in 8-8-2018
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LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Authorities have lifted mandatory evacuation orders for most lakeside communities impacted by the largest blaze in California history. Lake County Lt. Corey Paulich says the majority of residents along the shores of Clear Lake in Northern California were allowed to return home Wednesday. About 19,000 people wer ...>>
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AP FACT CHECK: Sanders spins savings in Medicare plan
Technology
Published in 8-8-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Bernie Sanders is skimming over the facts in claiming that his "Medicare for all" plan will lead to big reductions in what Americans spend for health care. In a recent tweet, the Vermont independent insists the plan will cut $2 trillion from the nation's health care bill. But that's based on a scenario in which hospitals and doctors accept significantly lower paymen ...>>
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Argentine Senate begins debate on historic abortion law
Technology
Published in 8-8-2018
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Argentina's Senate on Wednesday began debating a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. The lower house of Congress has already passed the measure and Argentine President Mauricio Macri says he will sign it if approved by the Senate. ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 8-8-2018
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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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Musk tweets he may take Tesla private and shares roar
Business
Published in 8-8-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Tuesday that he is considering taking the electric car maker private, causing the company's stock to spike. In keeping with his unorthodox style, Musk made the out-of-the blue announcement in a terse tweet. He said he may take the company private at $420 a share and already has secured funding. "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding ...>>
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H-E-B bolsters digital operations with new hire
Business
Published in 8-8-2018
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The San Antonio grocery chain has hired Mike Georgoff of Austin-based digital marketing firm Main Street Hub to lead the company’s digital product strategy, design and development.
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Bush Intercontinental Airport creates private areas for nursing mothers
Business
Published in 8-8-2018
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Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport recently opened four nursing rooms equipped with an AC and USB power outlet, table and nursing glider chairs. Most rooms comfortably accommodate three mothers at a time, additional children, changing tables and an area to temporarily store strollers.

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Perseids meteor shower is coming this weekend - here's how to watch it
Business
Published in 8-8-2018
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Ethan Miller/Getty Image Every year, the Perseids meteor shower peaks in mid-August. The Perseids are known both for their epic "fireballs" explosions of light and color that last longer than those from typical meteors  and for their long, streaking tails. This year, the show will be particularly great, since there's a new moon August 11, meaning there'll be practically no moonligh ...>>
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Houston home sales, prices rose in July
Business
Published in 8-8-2018
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Houston home prices rose to another record high as buyers snapped up more properties in July.

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Inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes
Economy
Published in 8-8-2018
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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
Economy
Published in 8-8-2018
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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 8-8-2018
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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 8-8-2018
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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 8-8-2018
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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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