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Report: Thousands More Texas Women Being Served In Health Programs

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:32:41 +0000

Despite rising numbers, it's still not known whether the number of women accessing such services has returned to the levels that preceded massive budget cuts during the 2011 legislative session

WATCH: Which Are Smarter, Cats Or Dogs? PBS NewsHour Asked A Scientist

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:54:06 +0000

“Asking which species is smarter is like asking if a hammer is a better tool than a screwdriver,” said Brian Hare, the founder and director of Duke University’s Canine Cognition Center

Waffle House Hero, Honored By Lawmakers, Raises Thousands For Victims’ Families

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:40:27 +0000

James Shaw Jr., credited with saving lives after grabbing the shooter's rifle, was lauded by Tennessee lawmakers who said that "if his heroism is equaled by anything," it's his penchant for honesty

After Arrest Of Suspected Golden State Killer, Details Of His Life Emerge

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:34:10 +0000

Joseph James DeAngelo has been charged with eight murders, and is suspected in dozens of other crimes. He had recently retired after working 27 years in a supermarket distribution center.

Otto Warmbier’s Parents Sue North Korea, Alleging Torture Of Their Son

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:22:45 +0000

Warmbier, an American college student, died last summer after spending more than a year in North Korean custody. He was returned home in a coma. A lawsuit accuses Pyongyang of killing him.

Did San Jacinto County Judge John Lovett Jr. Break The Law To Comply With The Law?

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:16:13 +0000

San Jacinto County Judge John Lovett Jr. was suspended indefinitely by the state's judicial conduct commission after being indicted on three criminal charges. It looks like his alleged crimes may all have been for the sake of open government.

Wildlife Refuge Expansion Will Provide Flooding Defense, Conservationists Say

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:45:10 +0000

The refuge acts as a natural barrier against hurricanes and storm surge.

Sutherland Springs Shooter Had Told Judge He Wouldn’t Hurt Again

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:28:15 +0000

Five years earlier, Kelley was convicted of assaulting family members while serving in the Air Force

Conjoined Twins Separated At Houston Hospital Discharged

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:06:21 +0000

Hospital officials say Anna Grace was discharged March 2. Hope Elizabeth left the hospital with her family Wednesday after being reunited with her twin.

Party Politics, Ep. 55: Gerrymandering, Texas Style, At SCOTUS

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:54:42 +0000

Brandon and Jay talk about some of the problems at HISD

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Avicii’s Family Statement Implies Suicide Was The Cause Of The Young Producer’s Death

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:45:57 +0000

In a statement today, Tim Bergling's family lamented the machinery of the music industry and cited the producer's aversion to the spotlight

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Support Teachers’ Right To Strike

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:59:26 +0000

Just one in four Americans, including just 36 percent of Republicans, believe teachers in this country are paid fairly. Three-quarters agree teachers have the right to strike.

Thousands Of Teachers In Arizona And Colorado Protest Funding, Pay

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:47:39 +0000

The walkouts are the climax of an uprising that began weeks ago with the grass-roots movement known as #RedforEd spreading west from West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky

At Least 11 Hurt In Wisconsin Refinery Explosion

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:17:43 +0000

No fatalities have been reported, but at least 11 people were being treated at hospitals in Minnesota

New Lynching Memorial Is A Space ‘To Talk About All Of That Anguish’

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:08:44 +0000

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opens Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., and includes monuments for victims of lynchings. Organizers say it's time "to confront the brutality."

Public Vigil Scheduled For Slain Dallas Officer

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:00:40 +0000

The vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Northeast patrol station, located at 9915 Northwest Highway in Dallas

UPDATE: Cosby Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Faces Spending Final years In Prison

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:56:29 +0000

A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the "Cosby Show" star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday.

Texas Ranks 8th In The Country Among States With The Highest Hit-And-Run Crashes

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:33:25 +0000

More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

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Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo To Be Secretary Of State

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:24:16 +0000

He is expected to be sworn into office immediately and then to depart within hours of the vote for Europe on his first trip as secretary of state

Senate Panel Advances Bill To Protect Mueller

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:10 +0000

Republicans have split amid President Donald Trump's repeatedly criticism of Mueller's Russia investigation. The vote was 14-7 with four Republicans in favor.

UPDATE: Migrant ‘Caravan’ Gathers On U.S.-Mexico Border For Final Push

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:02:46 +0000

Lawyers planned free workshops on the U.S. immigration system on Friday and Saturday as many planned to seek asylum starting Sunday at San Diego's San Ysidro border crossing

UPDATE: Federal Agency Says It Lost Track Of 1,475 Migrant Children

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:31:48 +0000

Federal officials came under fire two years ago after rolling back child protection policies meant for minors fleeing violence in Central America

Texas, Nationwide Retail Gasoline Prices Increase This Week

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:52:54 +0000

AAA experts say consumer gasoline this spring already exceeds typical summer demand measurements

Former President Bush Out Of Intensive Care, Making Progress

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:25:51 +0000

During a Wednesday appearance at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said his father will be leaving the hospital on Friday

Texas Executes Erick Davila, Who Killed Two People Including A 5-Year-Old Girl

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:06:52 +0000

Erick Davila was executed Wednesday evening for a 2008 shooting at a child's birthday party that left his rival gang member's mother and 5-year-old daughter dead. His case was heard and ultimately rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court last year.

National Poetry Month: “Enough” By Jeremy Eugene

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

The Houston poet reads a poem inspired by a decision to move to Trinidad.

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Ronny Jackson Withdraws As VA Nominee

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:20:05 +0000

Jackson decried "baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity," following detailed accusations including improper prescribing of drugs and wrecking a government vehicle while drunk.

Full Show: The Houston Matters Fifth Anniversary Spectacular! (April 26, 2018)

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:00:08 +0000

On this special edition of our show, we celebrate our fifth anniversary by looking back at some of our favorite segments, interviews, and moments.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3171: Dave Thomas

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:01:54 +0000

Episode: 3171 Dave Thomas and Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers.  Today, we don’t cut corners.

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KIPP Schools Say DACA Limbo Puts Access To College At Risk

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:38:06 +0000

School leaders said President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program makes it more difficult for DACA students to go to college

Justice Department Decides Not To Halt Legal Assistance Program For Detained Immigrants

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:34:06 +0000

Citing a congressional request, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday said the department won't end a program that helps federally detained immigrants obtain legal advice and other resources

At Confirmation Hearing, Federal Judicial Nominee Defends Impartiality

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:16:33 +0000

Andrew Oldham, a nominee for an influential federal appeals court, asserted during a U.S. Senate committee hearing Wednesday that the positions he took on behalf of Texas would not influence his work as a judge

A Texas Health Commission Employee Was Fired, Then She Received The Private Information Of More Than 100 Clients

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:11:21 +0000

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission's Office of the Inspector General is investigating how a former agency employee was mailed a box full of private client information

Latest Ruling On DACA Is Part Of A Legal Puzzle

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:40:36 +0000

More than 10 lawsuits have been filed challenging the plan to terminate the program

Texas Regulators Pressured To Be Tougher On Pollution Rules

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:10:08 +0000

The head of a house committee calls some pollution fines "inconsequential" to companies.

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Houston Faces Debt Crisis Over Retiree Health Benefits

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:46:20 +0000

The city has racked up $2.1 billion in unfunded liabilities, and the total is growing by $160 million a year. City Controller Chris Brown warns that, unchecked, the problem could soon reach a scale comparable to the recent pension crisis.

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First Trump State Dinner Brings Billionaires And Administration Officials

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:32:07 +0000

A group of 120 — including Apple's Tim Cook, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and chef Guy Savoy — were invited to the grandest party in the nation's capital, honoring French President Emmanuel Macron.

EPA Security Chief Also Worked For Owner Of Tabloid Company

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:15:41 +0000

Perrotta was promoted after his predecessor was reassigned for refusing to acquiesce to the administrator's demands for VIP treatment

Abbott Wants Farenthold To ‘Cover All Costs’ Of Special Election

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:29:43 +0000

In a letter Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott told former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold he should return $84,000 that he used to settle a sexual harassment claim to taxpayers by funding a June 30 special election to finish his term

Harris County Morbidity Rates Higher Than State, Nation

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:23:01 +0000

Area researchers say the rates are often due to disparities in access to care