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Police Chase Turns into Manhunt in Arlington Neighborhood, One Arrested

One man was arrested taking Arlington police on a chase and manhunt through a neighborhood with a stolen car at about midnight on Sunday. Police say, they received several reports of a suspicious vehicle driving erratically through neighborhoods. Police were able to locate the car and find that it was stolen. The pursuit ended when the vehicle reached a dead …

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More Women Jailed in Texas, Even Though Arrests Have Dropped

BURNET — Back when the county jail here housed maybe three women, jailers didn’t have to worry much about contraband mascara, tampon shortages or raunchy love notes in the intra-inmate mail. But over the past decade, the number of female inmates in this rural jail northwest of Austin has surged. Instead of three women, the Burnet County Jail now houses …

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DNA Sketch Leads to Suspect Confession in Texas Slaying

After her oldest daughter was killed in May 2016, Michelle McDaniel and the rest of her family isolated themselves in their small Texas town out of fear that the unknown killer could be standing in line with them at the grocery store or passing them on the street. Then early last month, Brown County sheriff’s investigators sent McDaniel a sketch …

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Flooding puts plants at Bayou Bend in survival mode

Spring-blooming plants that are flowering this fall in the Houston area aren’t happy. Nor are they confused by the warm weather into thinking spring has sprung. They’re fighting for their lives after Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, says Bart Brechter, the curator of gardens at Bayou Bend Home & Gardens. Buffalo Bayou rose so high out of its banks during the storm, …

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Residents worry trees could fall victim to bayou flood control efforts

A Harris County study to reduce flooding along Buffalo Bayou between Texas 6 and Beltway 8 is drawing fire from local groups who say flood control improvements could destroy forests there. Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to let the Harris County Flood Control District sketch out what exactly a study of that segment of the bayou would examine. Susan …

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Houston undergoing a green-space renaissance

When Beth White looks at a map of Houston’s expansive stretch of bayous, trails and park, she sees an elaborate jigsaw puzzle of sorts. Some of the pieces fit together but many do not. It will be up to White and her colleagues at the Houston Parks Board to ultimately make those pieces come together as Bayou Greenways 2020, a …

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Philippines suspends world-first public dengue vaccination programme

MANILA: The Philippines said Friday it had suspended a landmark public vaccination programme for the potentially deadly dengue virus after relevant manufacturer warned it could worsen the disease in some cases. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Wednesday that its world-first dengue vaccine could lead to more severe symptoms for people who had not previously been infected. The Philippines has vaccinated …

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Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid, fuel: WHO

GENEVA: Another wave of cholera could strike Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition blockade has cut off fuel for hospitals, water pumps and vital aid supplies for starving children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. Dr. Nevio Zagaria, WHO country representative in Yemen, told Reuters that 16 percent of Yemeni children under the age of five suffer from acute …

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Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push

WASHINGTON: Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that have gained traction in the home market. “Alexa for Business brings the Alexa you know and love into the workplace to help all types of workers to be more productive and organized on both personal and shared Echo devices,” Tara …

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Google’s phones and other gadgets have had a bumpy ride

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, which prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that seems to know what you want almost before you do, is finding itself in a very different world when it comes to its own phones and other gadgets. Its new Pixel 2 phones, released in October, got high marks for their camera and design — at …

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