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Houston: Largest city in Texas
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2018 population of 2,325,502. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 6,997,384 in 2018.

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Seven wounded in shooting at flea market in Houston

A gunman opened fire at a flea market in Houston on Sunday, wounding seven people in an area known for its Hispanic community, with a suspect being taken into custody at the scene.
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Nationals Address Astros Cheating

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg talks about the Astros' cheating scandal overshadowing his team's World Series victory over Houston. (Feb. 14)  
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Videos for Houston


'Guest is God': Trump arrives to crowds and dance in India [Video]'Guest is God': Trump arrives to crowds and dance in India

U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Monday to a raucous reception, at the start of a visit during which the two sides will aim to reset relations that have..

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'Guest is God': Crowds gather to greet Trump in India [Video]'Guest is God': Crowds gather to greet Trump in India

U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Monday to a raucous reception, at the start of a visit during which the two sides will aim to reset relations that have..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:57Published

NASA astronaut Koch returns to Earth, makes history [Video]NASA astronaut Koch returns to Earth, makes history

A capsule carrying a crew of three from the International Space Station, including record-setting United States astronaut Christina Koch, landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday. Chris Dignam has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Beto Humiliated In Texas [Video]Beto Humiliated In Texas

Beto O'Rourke ran an ill-fated campaign for Democratic nomination. His campaign ended in November, when he dropped out. He told supporters he was focusing his time and energy on trying to turn Texas..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Two Killed In Explosion In Houston [Video]Two Killed In Explosion In Houston

On Friday morning a massive explosion at a machine shop ripped through a Houston neighborhood. According to Reuters, at least two people are dead. The explosion damaged homes while sending out blast..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

At least two dead in massive Houston explosion [Video]At least two dead in massive Houston explosion

A massive explosion at a machine shop ripped through a Houston neighborhood early Friday morning, killing at least two people and damaging homes while sending out blast waves for miles. Yahaira Jacquez..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:25Published

Huge explosion rips through Houston building [Video]Huge explosion rips through Houston building

A massive explosion ripped through a building in Houston early on Friday, injuring several people and damaging homes in a blast heard across a wide area, officials and media said.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Biden Gets Another Big Endorsement [Video]Biden Gets Another Big Endorsement

On Monday, Freshman Rep. Colin Allred endorsed Joe Biden. Biden now has ten endorsement from a black member of Congress. This is his fifth endorsement from the Texas’ congressional delegation. “I..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Bloomberg in Houston, campaigns for Black votes

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg campaigned for black voters in Houston on Thursday. The former New York City Mayor repeated his apology for the "stop-and-frisk" police policy and..
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Ex-Astros player Marwin Gonzalez 'remorseful' on cheating scandal: 'I wish we could take it back'

A member of Houston's World Series-winning team in 2017, Gonzalez – now with the Twins – apologized for his participation.
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Abandoned oil well most likely source of crude staining Texas port

An abandoned oil well outside of Houston is likely the source of crude oil leaking into a Texas bay near the largest U.S. petrochemical port, the state's energy regulator and an oil company executive..
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Houston airport to start coronavirus screenings

Houston Bush Intercontinental is one of 15 airports nationwide at which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to expand screenings for the coronavirus. (Jan. 28)  
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Four months after 'Howdy, Modi!', some Indians abroad protest over citizenship law

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a thunderous reception when he addressed a crowd of more than 50,000 Indian-Americans in a stadium in the U.S. city of Houston last September.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Chemical Safety Board sending team to probe Houston blast

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to probe an early Friday morning explosion at a Houston machine shop that killed at least two people, a board spokeswoman said.
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Deadly blast wrecks homes in Houston

Some people in Houston are picking up the pieces of their shattered homes following a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least two people (Jan. 24)  
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Blast at machine shop rips through Houston neighborhood, killing two

A massive explosion at a machine shop ripped through a Houston neighborhood early Friday morning, killing at least two people and damaging homes while sending out blast waves for miles.
Reuters - Published

Two deaths confirmed as machine shop blast rips Houston neighborhood

A massive explosion at a machine shop ripped through a Houston neighborhood early Friday morning, and police said at least two people were killed and several injured while homes were damaged by the..
Reuters - Published

Huge explosion rips through Houston neighborhood, causing several injuries

A massive explosion at a manufacturing building ripped through a Houston neighborhood early Friday morning, injuring several people and damaging homes while sending out blast waves detected for miles..
Reuters - Published

Large explosion at building in Houston felt across city, scatters debris

A large explosion at a building in Houston early Friday was felt for miles away and left rubble scattered in the area.
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Massive explosion felt across Houston, shaking city and scattering debris

The explosion shook other buildings about 4:30 a.m., with reports on Twitter of a boom felt across the city.  
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Explosion at Houston Plant Rattles the City, Injuring at Least One Person

A blast woke Houston residents from sleep in the early hours of Friday morning, shattering windows and scattering debris.
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Huge explosion rips through Houston building, heard for miles around

A massive explosion ripped through a building in Houston, Texas early on Friday, shattering windows in the vicinity and heard by residents across a wide area, police and media said.
Reuters - Published

Large explosion rips through building in Houston, Texas: police

A massive explosion ripped through a building in Houston, Texas early on Friday, shattering windows in the vicinity and heard by residents across a wide area, police and media said.
Reuters - Published

Building explosion shakes Houston, scatters debris

A large explosion at a building in Houston early Friday was felt for miles away and left rubble scattered in the area. (Jan. 24)  
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'They were friends': Texas teen mistakenly shot, killed ROTC member in class, officials say

A 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school's ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested, officials said.
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Texas teen mistakenly killed friend in high school ROTC class, officials say

A 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school's ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested, officials said.  
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Allegiant continues push into major cities, with new Chicago, Boston, Houston flights

Rapidly growing no-frills carrier Allegiant Air is offering one-way introductory fares starting at $33 on some of its new routes.
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As Astros empire collapses, players, executives must ponder one question: Was it worth it?

Houston's World Series title and run of playoff appearances is suddenly tainted by the cheating scandal. Was the success worth it in the end?
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Chiefs rally to historic comeback against Texans, return to AFC Championship Game

Kansas City fell in a 24-0 hole early, but Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce helped lift their team past Houston with a dazzling surge.
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These Houston residents dream of moving to where the air is clear

On the east side of Houston, the white plumes of the Texas oil and chemical refineries are a constant backdrop for residents of the Manchester neighborhood.
Reuters - Published

9 Shot, 2 Fatally, in Ambush at Music Video Filming, Official Says

A group of men were filming a rap video when shots were fired Friday night in a parking lot near Houston.
NYTimes.com - Published

Toys R Us re-emerges with new, smaller stores

Following its 2018 bankruptcy and liquidation, Toys R Us has re-emerged under new ownership, starting with two new "experiential stores," which opened in November in Paramus, N.J. and Houston, Texas..
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Government Liable to Some Hurricane Harvey Victims, Judge Rules

The government knew that overflowing reservoirs could flood private properties in the Houston area, the judge wrote.
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U.S. liable for home damages from flooding during 2017 hurricane: court

Hundreds of Houston homeowners near U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed reservoirs may receive compensation for flooding of their properties during 2017's Hurricane Harvey, a federal judge ruled on..
Reuters - Published

Dozens decontaminated after Houston mercury spill

Officials say dozens of people were decontaminated as a precaution after trace amounts of mercury spilled at three locations in Houston. A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection..
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Rapper Scarface in Houston City Council runoff

Brad Jordan, better known as Scarface from the Houston rap group The Geto Boyz, is in a runoff for a Houston City Council seat Saturday. (Dec. 13)  
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Slain Houston officer honored in funeral service

A Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call was remembered Thursday for his friendship and faith, his quirkiness and his service to others. (Dec. 12)  
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Bulletproof vest did not fail in fatal shooting of Houston police officer, chief says

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says body armor didn't fail Sgt. Christopher Brewster, who was killed while responding to a domestic violence call
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Texas officer run over, killed during traffic stop

Authorities in Texas are searching the man suspected of fatally striking a Houston-area police officer as he fled a traffic stop. (Dec. 11)  
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NFL power rankings: Packers, Chiefs rejoin top five after Week 14 shuffle

Losses by Seattle and Houston created room for movement atop this week's poll of league's best.
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Chief slams federal lawmakers after officer death

Houston police chief slammed federal lawmakers for not doing enough to combat gun violence following the fatal shooting of a Houston officer. (Dec. 9)  
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McDonald's enters Chicken Sandwich War with test of two new crispy chicken sandwiches

McDonald's is testing two new crispy chicken sandwiches in Houston and Knoxville. Will the sandwiches launch nationwide?
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Texas Is Taking Over Houston’s Schools, Prompting Charges of Racism

A takeover of the state’s largest school district has led to lawsuits and accusations that minority voters are being ignored. At the center of it are a majority-black high school and a member of the..
NYTimes.com - Published

Texas chemical plant explodes and prompts evacuations

An explosion at a chemical plant in Texas rocked an entire neighborhood overnight, prompting evacuations that stretched over a half-mile radius. Michelle Choi of our Houston affiliate KHOU reports.
CBS News - Published

Toys R Us comeback: The new company's first toy store opens Wednesday

Toys R Us opens its first new store at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. A location also opens soon in Houston.
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Kanye West appears at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church service

Kanye West made an appearance during Pastor Joel Osteen's service at Lakewood Church in Houston on Sunday. The mercurial rapper talked about his spiritual awakening and later performed at the church...
CBS News - Published

Rapper Kanye West: 'The only superstar is Jesus'

Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he's no longer in the service of fame and money but "in..
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Kanye West calls himself 'the greatest artist that God has ever created' at Joel Osteen service

Kanye West took the stage with Houston pastor Joel Osteen, discussing sinning, Christianity and his more religious ideology with 'Jesus Is King.'
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Kanye West performs for hundreds of inmates at Houston prisons

The rapper-turned-gospel singer performed his new album during two surprise concerts for prison inmates Friday
CBS News - Published

Mike Pompeo talks China, Mexico during Texas Q&A

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed China and Mexican realtions during a Q&A session Friday held at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston. (Nov. 15)  
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Man caught at Houston airport with 35 pounds of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says an arriving passenger tried to smuggle 35 pounds worth of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles into the country.
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A shelter cat freed his feline friends. So he got put in 'solitary' and won't stop busting out

Quilty, a mischievous cat living in a Houston animal shelter, has garnered viral attention for his cunning jailbreaks of other cats in the shelter.
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How Voters Turned Virginia from Deep Red to Solid Blue

A new kind of suburbanization is sweeping through politics, from Richmond to Atlanta, Houston, Denver and elsewhere, and Democrats are starting to breach Republicans’ firewalls in elections.
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Houston Prosecutor Fired for Asking Assault Victim’s Immigration Status

Police officers said John Denholm, an assistant district attorney, declined to file charges in a sexual assault case because he believed that the victim was “illegal.”
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Suspect arrested in connection with New Hampshire couple found dead in Texas

An arrest has been made in connection with a New Hampshire couple found dead in Texas. Adam Curtis Williams was located in Mexico and taken to Houston Wednesday night. He was arrested for felony theft,..
CBS News - Published

Gov. Greg Abbott says Harvey has brought "one of the worst floods Houston has ever had"

Texas Governor Greg Abbott joins to discuss the state's emergency response to Hurricane Harvey.
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