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Warnings over pollution met with a shrug in coal country
Technology
Published in 4-9-2018
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GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his remarks, though: Northern West Virginia coal country will be ground zero for increased deaths and ...>>
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From penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages
Technology
Published in 4-9-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase "screen time," nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in their future and encouraged them to use it as much as possible. Boy, have things changed with his grandkids and their phones and their Snap ...>>
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Sensors on new California bridge to record earthquake data
Technology
Published in 4-9-2018
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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) A replacement bridge under construction at the nation's second-busiest port isn't just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters it's a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists. The new bridge, which will stretch 8,800 feet (2,680 meters) over the Port of Long Beach, is being built with about 75 seismic ...>>
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Robot boat sails into history by finishing Atlantic crossing
Technology
Published in 4-9-2018
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SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) All summer, the small boat drifted steadily eastward across the churning North Atlantic until it neared the Irish coast, where it made history by becoming the first unmanned sailboat to cross the Atlantic. The SB Met, built by Norwegian company Offshore Sensing AS, reached the finish line of the Microtransat Challenge for robotic boats on Aug. 26, two and a half months a ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 4-9-2018
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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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Sawyer Yards expands in Houston Art District
Business
Published in 4-9-2018
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Lovett Commercial plans to add two buildings to the Sawyer Yards urban village.

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See what happened to key players in Enron scandal
Business
Published in 4-9-2018
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Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who received the longest sentence in one of the most notorious corporate fraud cases, was recently released from a minimum security federal prison camp in Alabama to a halfway house.

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Plans approved for Costco in Cypress
Business
Published in 4-9-2018
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Plans for a Costco store, long-awaited in Cypress, received the go-ahead this week from city officials.

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The bar called the 'living room of Montrose' celebrates 40 years
Business
Published in 4-9-2018
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For 40 years, Rudyard’s British Pub has been serving up drinks, food and a good time along Waugh Drive. The bar’s longevity is a testament to its owners’ adaptability in an increasingly competitive market and strong real estate market.
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The power couple behind Texas’ biggest energy deals
Business
Published in 4-9-2018
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Houston corporate lawyers Robin Fredrickson and Jeff Muñoz were driving to an early Fourth of July dinner with friends and clients in Austin last year when the Latham & Watkins couple received a call. ArcLight Capital Partners wanted its portfolio company, Bruin E&P Partners, to buy 104,000 acres in North Dakota’s Williston Basin owned by Houston-based Halcón Resources for $1. ...>>
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Inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes
Economy
Published in 4-9-2018
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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 4-9-2018
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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 4-9-2018
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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 4-9-2018
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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 4-9-2018
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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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