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Council approves 9 southwest Houston home elevations

ouston City Council authorized nine home elevation contracts on Wednesday, part of a federal flood mitigation initiative that local leaders have criticized as slow and expensive. The nine houses — most of them in Meyerland — are in line to be elevated thanks to 2015 grant funding the Federal Emergency Management Agency allocated to elevate 42 city homes. Four of …

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It doesn’t take a Harvey-style deluge to flood Houston

More than 1,300 homes in Harris County have a 50-50 shot of flooding every single year. That’s one takeaway from a county Flood Control District database that uses the elevations of hundreds of thousands of homes in area floodplains to project the risk of flooding posed by a variety of rainstorms.  City Council adopts stricter development rules for Houston’s… Kirbyjon …

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Boeing, Apple lead slide as China-US trade spat intensifies

Boeing and Apple led a slide in big US manufacturers and technology companies on Wednesday, bearing the brunt of a deepening trade conflict between China and the United States. China and the United States announced tariffs on $50 billion of each others’ imports. But, while Washington’s list covers many obscure industrial items, Beijing’s covers 106 key US imports including soybeans, …

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Student, 13, Suspended for Biting Teacher: Officials

A student in Denton has been suspended from school for reportedly biting his teacher Monday. A teacher at Calhoun Middle School told police the 13-year-old climbed on the back of a chair and started dancing on it, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. After asking the boy several times to get off the chair, the teacher approached him. The child jumped …

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Dirk Nowitzki Has Ankle Surgery, Will Miss Mavericks’ Final Games

Dirk Nowitzki will miss the final three games of the Mavericks’ season after undergoing minor surgery on his left ankle, a team source told The Dallas Morning News’ Eddie Sefko. The No. 6 scorer in NBA history had the procedure Thursday morning. It had been scheduled several days earlier. Shortly after The News’ report on Thursday, the Mavericks confirmed the …

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Construction Closures in Irving and Fort Worth

There are two big construction closures taking place in North Texas Thursday night. One in Irving and the other in Fort Worth. In Irving the southbound State Highway 161 ramp to eastbound Texas-183 will be closing at 10 p.m. Thursday night. The ramp opens Friday morning at 5 a.m. Exit Rochelle Road to Valley View Lane to access Texas-183 eastbound. …

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Zambia withdraws military personnel deployed to fight cholera

LUSAKA: Zambia has withdrawn military personnel deployed in December to help clean up the capital and other cities at the height of a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 80 people in seven months, the government said on Wednesday. President Edgar Lungu directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera under emergency measures to contain the waterborne …

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Smartphone app might offer new way to measure blood flow

An experimental smartphone app might be an effective alternative to a traditional method of assessing circulation in people who need surgery to restore normal blood flow to the heart, a small study suggests. Before these heart procedures, surgeons must know whether an artery is healthy enough to snake a catheter through it to the heart to remove any blockages and …

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2°C cap on global warming won´t save Arctic sea ice: studies

Even if humanity stops global warming in its tracks at two degrees Celsius, long seen as the guardrail for a climate-safe world, Arctic sea ice will still disappear in some years, scientists have warned. Holding the line at 1.5°C, however, would make a huge difference, according to two separate studies published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In a …

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Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call with reporters that Facebook had not seen …

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