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Houston leaders ask residents to Adopt A Drain to keep storm waters flowing

Seeking the public’s help moving storm water to Houston’s bayous, Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking residents to volunteer to keep storm drains free of debris. Many cities have Adopt-A-Drain programs, from San Francisco to St. Paul to Burlington, Vt. Citizens are asked to sign up to keep a specific storm drain near their home or business clear, improving water quality …

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Person Arrested in Murder of Spouse: Sheriff’s Office

A person has been arrested in Collin County in the death of their spouse, according to the sheriff’s office. Police were called Friday evening to the 7500 block of Fossil Creek Trail near McKinney for a shooting. Deputies found an adult male dead on the scene. Investigators arrested the man’s spouse in his death and that person was booked in …

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Ben Carson to speak in Houston area on Harvey relief

Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is slated to discuss Hurricane Harvey relief Friday during a swing through the Houston area. Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, are scheduled to appear with Carson at the 10:30 a.m. press event in Southside Place, according to a news release. Carson is set to …

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Man Arrested in Deadly Dallas Shooting

Dallas police have arrested a 20-year-old in the shooting death of a 36-year-old man on Friday night. Police said Juan Cruz, 36, was shot once in the 600 block of Edgedale Drive. He was taken to a hospital where he died. Investigators identified and arrested Dylan Taylor, 20, as the suspect in the deadly shooting.

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DOJ Looks Into How AT&T, Verizon Handle Defecting Customers

The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. The companies confirmed the inquiry in separate statements late Friday in response to a report in The New York Times. The U.S. government is looking into whether AT&T, Verizon and telecommunications standards organization GSMA …

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Alibaba ‘doing a lot of research’ on driver less cars: Jack Ma

E-commerce giant Alibaba is steering resources towards driverless car technology, its CEO Jack Ma confirmed on Thursday, joining a global race to shape the future of driving. Despite fresh safety fears after a woman was hit and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle in the US last month, many tech giants like Google as well as automakers are accelerating plans …

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Trump rails against high oil prices, OPEC pushes back

WASHINGTON/JEDDAH: US President Donald Trump accused OPEC on Friday of “artificially” boosting oil prices after a year-plus pact that has slashed global crude inventories, drawing rebukes from oil-producing countries as prices dipped following his remarks. “Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea. Oil prices …

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PwC had cleared Facebook’s privacy practices in leak period

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s privacy practices were cleared by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in an assessment completed last year of the period in which data analytics consultancy Cambridge Analytica gained access to the personal data of millions of Facebook users. Facebook had established and implemented a comprehensive privacy program and its privacy controls were operating with sufficient effectiveness to provide …

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Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros without touch bars, is not a safety issue. The affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and …

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Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ bigger risk than obesity: study

PARIS (AFP) – People of “normal” weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines. How fat is distributed on a person’s frame determined disease risk as much as how much fat they had overall, according to an investigation of nearly 1,700 people …

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