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In case you missed it, the United States elected a president yesterday. I try to stay away from politics - it's only fun in Chicago, anyway - but last night, I anxiously tuned in.
AT&T settles with the FCC over unauthorized switching of data plans
Are you an AT&T customer with a grandfathered unlimited data plan? If so, you may want to check your bill to make sure that's still the plan you're paying for. In 2009, AT&T adopted new, tiered data plans for smartphone users, dropping its traditional unlimited data plans for new c Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more
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Giants ride shutout streak to top of NL West
Matt Cain, it's your turn. "Don't worry about it," Madison Bumgarner told him Thursday night. "There's no pressure." Pause. "All you've got to do is throw a shutout." These guys are such kidders. After all, Cain had a perfect game earlier this season. He's the ace of the staff, one of the best in the business.
Prosecutors, defense finish arguments in 'stand your ground' case
Defense lawyers for a man convicted of killing his neighbor over a loud party said their client made the wrong call because of the "stand-your-ground" laws in Texas. During closing arguments in the murder trial, which has lasted almost a month, he asked jurors to sentence Rodriguez to five years in prison, the minimum.
Trial reconvenes for man who killed neighbor in party dispute
Jurors Monday returned to court to hear witnesses defend Raul Rodriguez, who was convicted of murder in the shooting death of Kelly Danaher, a neighbor who was having a loud party. The 22-minute video shows Rodriguez confronting Danaher and his guests about a birthday party in a rural northwest Harris County neighborhood.
HITS to feature Romeo and Juliet this weekend | Home in the Heights | a blog
HITS Theatre will the skills and talents of the kids in its program this weekend, with a production of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" today and tomorrow at its theatre at 311 West 18th. The production will take the traditional tragedy of star-crossed lovers and putting it in a contemporary setting.
Man gets 55 years in officer's DWI death | Newswatch | a blog
 By Brian Rogers The wife of a Houston police officer had more than a year to think about what she might say to the man who caused her husband's death in a drunken-driving wreck.
Richard Justice: Mets' Terry Collins made right call on Johan Santana ... twice
NEW YORK -- Terry Collins did what good managers are always supposed to do. He took an ugly defeat and placed it squarely on his own shoulders. "I'm responsible," he said. He beat himself up, but good in the wake of Mets left-hander Johan Santana getting hit early and often in a 9-1 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.
Jury deliberates in case of illegal immigrant charged in drunken driving death of police officer
Prosecutors Thursday said Johoan Rodriguez should spend the rest of his life in prison for killing Houston police officer Kevin Will in a drunken driving wreck. Rodriguez's attorneys asked jurors to sentence him to prison for 15 to 25 years, saying the wreck was an accident.
Protesters upset about Blomberg verdict arrested outside DA's office | Newswatch | a blog
Protesters upset about Blomberg verdict arrested outside DA's office
Donna Summer, more than a disco diva | Houston Music |
I don't remember a time without Donna Summer. The disco queen, who died Wednesday in Florida after a long battle with lung cancer, provided a body-quaking, soul-stirring soundtrack throughout my life. (TMZ says Summer believed she contracted it by inhaling toxic particles in New York City after the 9-11 attacks.)
Richard Justice: Players must take good with the bad from umpires
Umpires work hard and are evaluated critically. They appreciate how difficult it is to play the game. But players must have some understanding, too. Professionalism isn't just playing hard and respecting teammates and the fans and the media. It's respecting the men in blue, too.
Dynamo Academy, presented by Statoil, to host U.S. U-17 men's national team tomorrow in soft opening of BBVA Compass Stadium
The Houston Dynamo Academy, presented by Statoil, will host the U.S. U-17 men's national team in the official soft opening event at BBVA Compass Stadium. The match will take place tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. CT and will be open to Dynamo season ticket holders, sponsors and select guests.
McClelland may be held in contempt after testimony at Blomberg trial | Newswatch | a blog
McClelland may be held in contempt after testimony at Blomberg trial