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Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California
Technology
Published in 15-5-2018
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LOS ANGELES (AP) The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high last year and officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis, state health authorities said Monday. More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in 2017, a 45 percent increase from five years ago, according to data relea ...>>
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Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions
Technology
Published in 15-5-2018
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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) People nixing vacations to Hawaii's Big island has cost the tourism industry millions of dollars as the top attraction, Kilauea volcano, keeps spewing lava. Cancellations from May through July have hit at least $5 million, said Ross Birch, executive director of the island's tourism board. The booking pace for hotels and other activities, such as tours for lava viewing ...>>
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Trump defends decision to revisit action on Chinese company
Technology
Published in 15-5-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump on Monday defended his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions "get back into business, fast," despite criticism from Democrats and Republicans that the company poses a national security risk. "ZTE, the large Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies," Trump tweeted Monday. ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 15-5-2018
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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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Houston's Cadence Bancorporation merges with Atlanta bank
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Houston's Cadence Bancorporation, a regional bank holding company, announced a $1.4 billion merger over the weekend with Atlanta's State Bank Financial Corporation.

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Home prices rising in most Texas cities
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Houston homes appreciated at a lower rate than San Antonio, Dallas and Austin in the first quarter, according to a new National Association of Realtors report.

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Bernie's Burger Bus fined for overtime violations
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Bernie's Burger Bus has agreed to pay $62,754 to settle overtime and record keeping violations, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced Monday.

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Walmart to launch grocery delivery service in Houston this week
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Walmart will start delivering groceries in the Houston area on Tuesday.

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United Way adds new members to board of trustees
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans, was elected as chair of the United Way of Greater Houston board of trustees.

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Treasury chief says IRS to ban hedge fund tax dodge
Economy
Published in 15-5-2018
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Internal Revenue Service plans on closing a loophole that hedge-fund managers had been trying to exploit to avoid paying higher taxes on carried-interest profits. Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday that a Bloomberg News story this week, which detailed how hedge funds created scores of shell companies to work around the new carried-profit ...>>
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Inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes
Economy
Published in 15-5-2018
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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 15-5-2018
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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 15-5-2018
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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 15-5-2018
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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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Watch Z-Ro perform Mo City Freestyle before the Rockets game
Sports
Published in 15-5-2018
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In an effort to get fans in their seats early for Game 1 of the Rockets-Warriors Western Conference finals, the Rockets had Z-Ro perform about 30 minutes before tipoff.

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