‘Mini Murals’ to Go Up Around Houston

45 New Artists Selected to Expand Number of Murals Across Houston HOUSTON - Houston residents are about to see more colorful "mini-murals" on street-side traffic signal control cabinets across town. City officials said it selected 45 new artists to expand the number of murals across the Complete Communities pilot neighborhoods of Acres Home, Gulfton, Near Northside, East End, Central Southwest,... Read More

Eagles Owner Grateful to be Underdogs Again

In the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eagles owner Jeff Lurie wasn’t going to wear any rubber dog masks. But he’s definitely happy that his team is not favored in the Super Bowl. Via Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Lurie exulted in the fact the Patriots are favored by anywhere from... Read More

Here’s How the Flu Virus Kills Some People so Quickly

A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio. These are not the usual sick and elderly people who die from influenza. But every year, flu carries away perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of people over 65. Influenza virus CDC How does flu kill, and... Read More

Neil Diamond Retires from Touring after Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Neil Diamond, the pop music craftsman who ranks among the best-selling musical artists in history, is retiring from concert touring because of Parkinson's disease, he said Monday. Diamond, who turns 77 on Wednesday, revealed the recent diagnosis in a statement on his website announcing the cancellation of his March tour dates in Australia and New Zealand. It is with great... Read More

Tsunami Alerts Canceled for West Coast after 7.9 Magnitude Quake

A tsunami watch issued early Tuesday for coastal areas from Washington state to California was canceled nearly three hours after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska and prompted precautionary calls to evacuate to higher ground in southern Alaska. Tsunami watches were also canceled for the Canadian province of British Columbia and Hawaii, although a tsunami advisory remained... Read More

Schumer’s Rare Double-Buckle on the Shutdown Infuriates Liberals

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't smile much. But as the Kentucky Republican sat in his chair on the Senate floor Monday, listening to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announce that Democrats would vote to reopen the federal government, his lips spread into a nearly ear-to-ear grin. He looked like the cat that had just swallowed the Democratic... Read More