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Engaged Jerry Hall flashes huge ring
Entertainment
Published in 26-1-2016
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Two weeks after reports that she's tying the knot with billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, photos emerged of Texas-born Jerry Hall rocking a pretty big rock on her ring finger.

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Alaska quake Q&A: Geologists explain state's vulnerability
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A massive weekend earthquake in Alaska cracked a road, broke natural gas lines and destroyed four homes. The Earth's outermost shell is made up of tectonic plates that move, and Alaska is near the intersection of two great plates: the Pacific Plate, beneath the Pacific Ocean, and the North American Plate, which covers most of North America. According to prevailing mo ...>>
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What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues. The World Health Organization says Zika is rapidly spreading in the Americas because it is new to the region, people aren't immune to it, and the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries it is just about everywhere including along the southern United State ...>>
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In New York village, a trail of cancer leads to tap water
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick. Two years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents of Hoosick Falls not to drink or cook with water from municipal wells, and a pl ...>>
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Avalanche educators target safety message at younger crowds
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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[...] under a brilliant blue sky one Saturday, he and a dozen teens hiked out into the snowy landscape outside the boundaries of Mount Baker ski resort to learn how to identify avalanche terrain and spot warning signs. By spending more time on youth, we feel like we can make a difference in changing behavior, said Scott Schell, program director of the Northwest Avalanche Center, a Seattle-based n ...>>
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Scientists to announce "Doomsday Clock" time
Technology
Published in 26-1-2016
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is expected to unveil the minute hand on the metaphorical clock in Washington, D.C. The clock reflects how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies, according to the bulletin. The scientists behind the bulletin adjusted the clock from five minutes-to-midnight to three minutes-to-midnight last year, citin ...>>
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Businessman buys photo of Irish potato for $1 million
Business
Published in 26-1-2016
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Potatoes taste great. No arguments there. But who would pay $1 million for a photo of a spud?

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Heights' El Cantina site won't be a brewpub after all
Business
Published in 26-1-2016
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Erik Ogershok, a veteran of the Texas beer scene who left Real Ale Brewing Co. to launch brewery operations at the restaurant, said later that the group is in negotiations to lease another site where it still intends to open a brewpub, possibly by the end of the year. In a news release Monday, Delicious Concepts said Felix Florez of Black Hill Meats will be involved "to bring a revolving lineup o ...>>
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Allegiance Title expands to Houston
Business
Published in 26-1-2016
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Allegiance Title Co. has opened an office in Houston, a market the Dallas-based firm has targeted for expansion. William V. "Vic" Condrey, the former owner and CEO of Riverway Title Co. and a 40-year real estate veteran, leads the new Allegiance office as executive vice president and director of Houston operations. Alicia Hicks, senior escrow officer; Hap Peyton, vice president of business devel ...>>
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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 26-1-2016
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The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 26-1-2016
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Layoffs at the 3900 Dacoma credit and collections office will be finalized by Nov. 21, the letter said, adding that affected employees could be hired elsewhere in the company, leave with severance or voluntarily retire.
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 26-1-2016
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A slight improvement in sales and production among Houston area businesses provided a small lift to the overall local economy last month but not enough to propel it toward expansion. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index, which predicts likely shifts in production three to four months in advance, showed Monday that economic activity in Houston's service and manufacturing sectors remains slu ...>>
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Greater Houston Partnership taps social media to reach young professionals
Economy
Published in 26-1-2016
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The Greater Houston Partnership will launch a new site Thursday to aid its efforts in recruiting and attracting young professionals to the Houston area. Late last year, a task force found that Houston produces two jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM areas, for every one student who graduates from a local college or university.
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Blogger shows how crazy America's economy really is
Economy
Published in 26-1-2016
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The sight of people lining up to spend money on a lottery with unimaginably low odds is, to some, a charming dash of whimsy in an otherwise robust economy.

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Houston corner William Jackson pulls out of Senior Bowl due to injury
Sports
Published in 26-1-2016
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MOBILE, Ala. --University of Houston cornerback William Jackson III withdrew from the Senior Bowl all-star game due to a lingering knee injury sustained during a Peach Bowl victory over Florida State.
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