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Houston's Jasmine Allen says 'big girls slay' in viral video
Entertainment
Published in 11-8-2017
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Her clip, a riff on Beyoncé 'Formation,' has racked up 2 million views.

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CNN severs ties with Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord over Nazi salute tweet
Entertainment
Published in 11-8-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) CNN says it has cut ties with conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic. The statement came hours after Lord tweeted the Nazi slogan "Sieg Heil" at the head of a liberal advocacy group, Media Matters for America.

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Facebook envisions Watch feature as TV for social media
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Facebook envisions its new Watch feature as TV designed for social media, a place where users comment, like and interact with show creators, stars and each other and never leave. Getting people to see Facebook as a video service is like Walmart trying to sell high fashion, or McDonald's peddling high-end food, said Joel Espelien, senior analyst with The Diffusion Group, a vid ...>>
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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. Known as the "God squad" because its decisions can lead to extinctions of threatened wildlife, it has only gathered three times the last 25 years ago du ...>>
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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its annual checkup of the Earth, highlighting numerous records including hottest year, highest sea level, and lowest sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctica. The 299-page report, written by scientists around the world and published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, shows that 2016 was "very extreme an ...>>
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More Uber woes: Exec resigns, investor sues ousted CEO
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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DETROIT (AP) Uber Technologies Inc. faced a fresh round of turmoil Thursday, with its global operations chief resigning and a major investor suing the ride-hailing company's former CEO. Ryan Graves told Uber staff in an email Thursday that he will transition out of his role as senior vice president of global operations in mid-September. The venture capital firm says that would harm Uber� ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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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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United adding nonstop flights between Houston and Mazatlán, Mexico
Business
Published in 11-8-2017
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United Airlines is starting nonstop seasonal service between Houston and Mazatlán, Mexico, the airline announced Wednesday.

The flights from Bush Intercontinental Airport will be in the winter and summer. Flights will be available Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 21 to April 8. The flights will be cut back to Saturdays only from April 9 to Aug. 13.

Both flights ...>>

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Flight attendants for Mesa Airlines, which operates United Express, continue push for new contract
Business
Published in 11-8-2017
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Flight attendants at Mesa Airlines, which operates United Express flights in Houston, will pass out fliers at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday to raise public awareness of their ongoing contract negotiations.

The fliers being passed out at Bush Intercontinental will inform travelers that Mesa operates many regional flights for American Airlines and United Airlines, and that its f ...>>

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Fiesta Mart hires new CEO
Business
Published in 11-8-2017
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Houston-based Fiesta Mart hired CEO this week as it works to revamp its store chain throughout the state.

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Retail Wrap: New owners for The Market at Lake Houston
Business
Published in 11-8-2017
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Westwood Financial Corp. has purchased the The Market at Lake Houston, an H-E-B-anchored shopping center on 13.9 acres at 7402 FM 1960 East. Other tenants include Sally Beauty Supply, Payless ShoeSource, GameStop, VIP Nails and Spa, Five Guys, Market Cleaners, Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies and Subway. Bath & Body Works has leased 3,658 square feet in Creekside Town Center, located at the ...>>
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FlightAware moves HQ higher into the sky
Business
Published in 11-8-2017
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The new office, designed by Gensler, will have open work areas and a glass-walled area showcasing the FlightFeeder factory, where small orange devices that connect with antennas to pick up airplane signals for about 250 miles, will be assembled, tested and packaged. The company started in 2005, providing free flight tracking services for private and commercial air traffic. The company now offers ...>>
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Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 11-8-2017
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Experts interviewed by the Associated Press say CEO Travis Kalanick should step aside or at minimum change his behavior for the company to make progress. Last week, based on a report from a law firm that investigated employee harassment, bullying and retaliation complaints, Uber fired 20 people and sent another 31 into counseling. Uber Technologies has been rocked by accusations that it has f ...>>

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McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 11-8-2017
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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 11-8-2017
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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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