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Strong but deep quake rattles New Zealand's North Island
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) A strong but deep earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday afternoon, causing Parliament to be briefly suspended as a precaution. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, and authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami. The magnitude 6.1 quake was centered about 77 kilometers (48 miles) east of the town of New Plymouth. It w ...>>
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Apple expected to unveil new iPads, Mac in New York
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) New iPads and Mac computers are expected Tuesday as part of an Apple event in New York. The event is being held at an opera house in Brooklyn, suggesting Apple is pushing products focused on creativity and the arts. As overall tablet sales decline, Apple has been promoting its high-end iPad Pro as ideal for artists, photographers and other creators. A new model is expected, as the l ...>>
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AP PHOTOS: As Utah closes old mines, adventurers slip inside
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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EUREKA, Utah (AP) Abandoned mines that pepper the landscape of the American West were thrown into the spotlight this month when a man plunged to the bottom of an old mine shaft in Arizona and spent nearly three days there, badly hurt, before a friend heard his cries for help. In Utah, two missing teenagers were found dead in a mine shaft earlier this year after authorities say a man killed them a ...>>
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US West's abandoned mines hold danger and, for some, thrills
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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EUREKA, Utah (AP) Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are a legacy of the region's prospecting past, when almost anyone could dig a mine and then walk away, with little cleanup required, when it stopped producing. In Utah alone, the state is trying to ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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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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Port of Corpus Christi and Carlyle to partner on Texas VLCC terminal
Business
Published in 30-10-2018
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The Port of Corpus Christi and investment firm The Carlyle Group will team up to develop an inland crude oil export terminal for some of the world's largest oil tankers.

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One in three Texas adults obese; childhood obesity seventh worst in U.S.
Business
Published in 30-10-2018
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Texas continues to struggle with obesity both among adults and children, ranked among the worst in the nation, a new study has found. One in three adults and nearly one in five children in the state were considered obese last year, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Houston co-working company The Work Lodge prepares to go national
Business
Published in 30-10-2018
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The Work Lodge, a Houston-based company that provides organizations with co-working spaces, is readying to go national after signing its first franchise agreement in Fort Worth.

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10 shocking signs your aging relative might need assistance
Business
Published in 30-10-2018
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As families gather for holidays it can be a shock to see the decline in an aging relative. Here are 10 warning signs that signal it might be time for a frank talk about getting them some help:

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Mattress Firm to close more Houston-area stores
Business
Published in 30-10-2018
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Mattress Firm will close six more stores in the Houston area as it works its way through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Lexus tops vehicle dependability study for 7th straight year
Economy
Published in 30-10-2018
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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 30-10-2018
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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 30-10-2018
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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 30-10-2018
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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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After Hurricane Harvey, Houston economy grows. But what about next time?
Economy
Published in 30-10-2018
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Regional economic indicators took a little dip last fall after the storm, but have otherwise resumed growth, supported by a healthy national economy and a recovering oil market. But the next storm may not be the same.

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