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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-3-2020
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
'Wonderchicken' fossil reveals ancestor of today's birds
Technology
Published in 18-3-2020
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New York (AP) A tiny fossil skull nicknamed “Wonderchicken” is giving scientists a rare glimpse at early ancestors of today's birds. It may be the oldest known fossil from this group.

With a face like those of today's chicken-like birds and a back portion like that of living duck-like birds, Wonderchicken is " down near the bottom of the modern-bird family tree,” said Da ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
SpaceX puts 60 satellites into orbit despite engine failure
Technology
Published in 18-3-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX launched 60 more of its internet satellites into orbit Wednesday despite an engine failure shortly after liftoff on a recycled rocket flying a record five times.

SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk said one of the nine main engines shut down prematurely during liftoff, a rare occurrence. But the satellites still made it to the proper orbit, increasing the S ...>>

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Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88
Technology
Published in 18-3-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled the moon alone in 1971 while his two crewmates test-drove the first lunar rover, has died at age 88, his family said Wednesday.

His family said he died in his sleep in Houston. No cause of death was given.

“Al was an American hero whose achievements in space and on Earth will never be forgotten., said NASA Adm ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Cancer, heart surgeries delayed as coronavirus alters care
Technology
Published in 18-3-2020
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Some cancer surgeries are being delayed, many stent procedures for clogged arteries have been pushed back and infertility specialists were asked to postpone helping patients get pregnant. Doctors in virtually every field are scrambling to alter care as the new coronavirus spreads.

Medical groups issued advice this week on how hospitals and doctors should adapt as beds and supplies are pi ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-3-2020
    638 Visits

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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas unemployment claims jump as economic turmoil from virus hits
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
    525 Visits

First time claims for unemployment insurance in Texas last week jumped nearly 40 percent from a year ago as local governments shut down events, low oil prices buffeted the energy industry and customers stayed home to prevent exposure from the new coronavirus.

Reference: www.chron.com
Howard Hughes Corp. sells MD Anderson's cancer care facility in The Woodlands
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
    270 Visits

MD Anderson The Woodlands will remain at 100 Fellowship Drive.

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Update: Fertitta to maintain employee benefits at posh Post Oak Hotel
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
    65 Visits

Hourly employees whose hours have been cut will be eligible to use vacation pay, a spokesperson said in a statement. The Post Oak will maintain and pay benefits for all employees enrolled in its health plan until normal hours resume, or until June 30, 2020.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas speeds up unemployment benefits, waives usual requirements
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
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More than 16,000 people applied for unemployment insurance in Texas last week, nearly 4,500 more claims than the same week last year.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston new home sales charge ahead in February
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
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New homes in the Houston region sold for an average of $348,618 in February based on a 12-month rolling average, according to HomesUSA.com.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston’s economy might not be as hot as it looks — and still needs oil
Economy
Published in 18-3-2020
    399 Visits

The Houston region’s economic growth might not be as strong as reported and seems likely to slow next year as the petrochemical expansion winds down and oil prices remain modest, according to a new forecast from the University of Houston.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas manufacturing sector contracts for first time since 2016
Economy
Published in 18-3-2020
    887 Visits

Manufacturers have been hit particularly hard by the U.S.-China trade war.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas employers add 37,500 jobs as key sectors carry state through energy woes
Economy
Published in 18-3-2020
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The state’s unemployment rate remained at its historic low of 3.4 percent last month.

Reference: www.chron.com
Job market remains tight in Houston and Texas
Economy
Published in 18-3-2020
    710 Visits

Over the year, local employment grew 3 percent, adding 90,000 jobs in 2019.

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