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4,442 North Texas Families Wait for Angel Tree Adoption

The clock is ticking and the Salvation Army is at a critical moment trying to make sure North Texas children have gifts for Christmas. There are still 4,442 families hoping to be adopted as a part of the annual Angel Tree campaign. It’s Christmas crunch time for the Salvation Army tradition with the due date for the gifts Wednesday, Dec. …

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Pizza Hut to Deliver Beer & Wine With Your Food

Pizza Hut has plans to deliver beer and wine with your pizza. Starting Dec. 5, the Plano-based pizza chain will test beer delivery, first in Phoenix, Arizona. Beer and wine is already served at many Pizza Hut locations across the country that are already licensed to serve and distribute beer and wine, which will allow Pizza Hut to eliminate the …

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Lawmakers: State budget hit from Harvey could be billions

AUSTIN — Senate leaders warned Tuesday that Hurricane Harvey could put a billion-dollar hole in Texas’ budget, a growing number that could affect how much money is available for other state programs. “Our state costs are escalating,” Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, told her committee at a public hearing on the status of hurricane-recovery efforts. “We need …

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Harvey’s health toll only now starting to be realized

Three months after Hurricane Harvey, local health officials now are beginning to see the storm after the storm. In Harris County and the other hardest-hit regions of Texas, 17 percent of those who had houses damaged or suffered income loss report that someone in their household has a new or worsening health condition. A sweeping new survey by the Kaiser …

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Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

NEW DELHI: Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog. Medics on Monday urged cricket’s governing body to revise its rulebook after a Test match between India and Sri Lanka went ahead in the capital …

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Harris County toughens regulations on construction after Hurricane Harvey, including higher builds

The Harris County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Tuesday to make significant changes to the way the county regulates new development, including a slew of new restrictions in Hurricane Harvey’s wake that officials say are necessary to prepare the Houston area for future flooding events. The regulations will, for the first time in two decades, increase the amount new homes …

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Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it’s not cheap

NEW YORK: At Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York’s upscale Manhattan neighbourhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin. And while a few swipes of a mobile app are all it takes to fill your electronic wallet, the novelty, for now, comes at a hefty cost. Melt is one …

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Singapore researchers’ underwater robot inspired by Manta Ray

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers in Singapore have built an underwater robot that looks and swims like a manta ray, using only single motors and flexible fins to propel it through water in a manner uncannily like its biological cousin. It s not the first of its kind – academics have spent years trying to mimic the wing-like movements of rays …

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I’m going on parental leave for December: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s taking parental leave this month to spend more time with his daughters. Zuckerberg said on Facebook and Instagram over the weekend that “you’ll hear from me a little less” during this time. Facebook offers four months of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers — generous for corporate America, …

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Final ‘House of Cards’ season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

(Reuters) – The final season of Netflix’s political drama “House of Cards” will focus on Robin Wright’s first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday. Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told the UBS 45th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New …

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