Astros Trade for Pirates Starting Pitcher Gerrit Cole

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates reached an agreement Wednesday over a trade involving Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole, according to a report. MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi said in a series of tweets that the clubs reached an agreement, and are working to beat Friday’s trading deadline. The New York Post also reported the trade. It was... Read More

Trump: ‘Seems unlikely’ I’ll Need to Speak with Mueller

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday it "seems unlikely" that he'll have to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller about the investigation into allegations that Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, repeatedly insisting there was “no collusion.” When they have no collusion…it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview," Trump said during a press conference... Read More

Houston Council Approves City’s New Recycling Contract

HOUSTON - The Houston City Council on Wednesday approved the city’s new recycling contract with a company Mayor Sylvester Turner selected nearly seven months ago. The 15-year contract with FCC will allow residents to place glass and plastic bags in the recycling container. FCC will take over the recycling process when the company completes construction of a $23 million processing... Read More

New York City to Exxon: Pay Up for Climate Change Costs

 New York City delivered a powerful blow to the fossil fuel industry by launching a climate change lawsuit against the biggest oil companies and promising to dump billions of dollars of fossil fuel stocks. New York became the largest American city to sue Big Oil, demanding that ExxonMobil, Chevron (CVX), BP (BP), Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips (COP) pay... Read More

Ten to Watch in 2018

The new year is here and all across the country, people have begun making big moves. Check out these ten to watch on the local and national levels. Mayor Sylvester Turner Of course, Houston’s mayor tops the list. In the second year of his four-year term, Mayor Turner received national praise for his leadership with Hurricane Harvey and revamping the... Read More

Breaking Down Texans’ General Manager Candidates

The Texans already have interviewed two candidates for their open general manager spot. Owner Bob McNair has said he hopes to interview "four to six candidates" and have the position filled "within two weeks." The Texans have run into some roadblocks with the Patriots and Eagles denying them permission to interview some of their front office personnel, so the Texans... Read More

Next-Generation Wi-Fi is Finally Coming

Three months after a vulnerability called Krack exposed critical weaknesses in the systems that keep Wi-Fi secure, the industry group responsible for Wi-Fi said a new generation of easier-to-use and harder-to-break security will be introduced this year. The Wi-Fi Alliance — a consortium of tech giants that includes companies like Apple, Microsoft, Cisco and Intel — said in a statement... Read More

Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce

It’s still too early to blame romaine lettuce for an outbreak of E. coli sickness that’s affected at least 57 people in Canada and the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. No new cases have been diagnosed since early December, but that doesn’t mean the outbreak is over, said Ian Williams, chief of the CDC's Outbreak Response... Read More

Luxe Montecito Caught Off Guard by Deadly River of Mud

Luxury Montecito Caught Off Guard by River of Mud and Debris in California Floods LOS ANGELES — In the days before the torrential rains came, authorities in the Southern California community of Montecito were worried that residents were suffering from “evacuation fatigue.” After fleeing last month’s record-setting wildfire they wondered if locals would go along with future directives to leave... Read More

Judge Blocks Trump Decision to End DACA Immigration Program

Federal Judge Temporarily Revives Part of DACA Immigration Program A federal judge on Tuesday night ordered the Trump administration to revive part of the program that protected people who were illegally brought to the United States as children from being deported, calling the administration's abrupt decision to end the program last year "arbitrary" and "capricious." The ruling came just hours... Read More