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Another year, another terrible dunk contest


Saturday at the NBA All-Star weekend had a ton of action, most of it...not very good.

Houston rapper Travis Scott rented out two theaters in Stafford for people to watch 'Black Panther'

Houston rapper, Travis Scott just came in clutch for people in the Stafford area who wanted to see "Black Panther."

VIP view: Go inside Hotel ZaZa Memorial City's exclusive grand opening party


New Hotel ZaZa invites 700 Houston VIPs to "Escape, Explore and Experience" the Tipping Point restaurant, Magnificent 7 Suites and ZaSpa

Twitter reacts to Marvel's "Black Panther" opening

Black Panther's opening weekending is already on track to break some records, and the buzz on Twitter is only cementing the hype.

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Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday. Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360…


Winning numbers for Feb. 17, 2018


Lottery winning numbers; Lotto: 2/1710-11-13-22-26-46; Estimated jackpot $11.75 million; Winning tickets NA; Next jackpot 2/21 NA; Pick 3 morn.: 2/17 2-4-6 Sum: 12; Pick 3 day: 8-2-6 Sum: 16; Pick 3 even.:7-7-8 Sum: 22; Pick 3 night:3-4-2…


No repeat 3-point title for Rockets' Eric Gordon


LOS ANGELES – The reigning champions' honor of going last in the 3-point contest did not work well for Eric Gordon. After sitting through the first seven shooters, by the time he caught a rhythm on the final racks of balls, it was too late.

Suns' Devin Booker walks off with 3-point title; Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie wins skills

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns won the 3-point contest with a record 28 points in the final round. He beat 2016 champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Los Angeles Clippers.


McMaster: Evidence of Russian meddling is now 'incontrovertible'


MUNICH - President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday that the U.S. indictment against Russian nationals showed "incontrovertible" evidence of cyberattacks, a rebuff to Vladimir Putin's foreign minister who dismissed…


Grandmother died after surgeons mistakenly drilled her skull. Her family won't get a penny.


When Bimla Nayyar dislocated her jaw in January 2012, her family took her to a Dearborn, Mich., hospital for what was supposed to be a routine surgery. But things went horribly awry after doctors wheeled the 81-year-old grandmother into…


LeBron James: 'We will definitely not ‘shut up and dribble'

LOS ANGELES – Though many found Laura Ingraham's comments about LeBron James' worthiness to publicly discuss politics and politicians to be offensive, James on Saturday thanked her for them. To James, they brought a spotlight back to the…


What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds


ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Does a bear scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.

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These are some of the best wedding venues in Houston

Houston Chronicle

Valentine's Day has passed, which officially marks the start of engagement season. Now it's time to start wedding planning.


GOP candidate totes assault-style weapon in mailers days after Parkland


A leading contender for Congress is offering no regrets for putting out a campaign mailer and television ads showing her carrying an assault-style weapon just days after the horrific killings in Parkland, Florida. In the mailers, there are…

Moviegoers tweet awkward moment theater plays 'Fifty Shades Freed' instead of 'Black Panther'

Moviegoers at a theater in Georgia, expecting to see "Black Panther" got an unwanted surprise when their movie started.

Rudy Tomjanovich named a finalist for Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

"Those things, they actually get better every year," Tomjanovich said after he learned he was a finalist to be in the Class of 2018 after falling short last year. "When I see who is standing left standing this year and the team that didn't…


Two men in custody after police chase in NW Houston


Two men are facing aggravated robbery and felony evading charges after leading police on a short chase overnight in northwest Houston, according to local authorities.


Two of your favorite summer shows are returning

Fox and NBC just announced they are bringing back two summer TV favorites.

Man shot in hip at apartment in SW Houston


A man was shot in the hip Friday night while sitting on his patio at an apartment complex in southwest Houston, according to local authorities.


HPD cruisers hit by car while blocking fatal motorcycle crash scene


Two Houston police officers were taken to the hospital early Saturday after a car struck their cruisers while they were blocking the site of fatal motorcycle crash on the Gulf Freeway.


Debunking myths behind 'chain migration' and 'low-skilled' immigrants


An expert contextualizes and uncovers biases that underlie the preference for certain immigration terms in the current political discourse.

Anti-vaccine movement focuses attention on Texas' largest medical district


A grass roots group focused on the idea that parents should have the freedom to opt their children out of medical vaccines is picking a fight in Houston, in the heart of an area home to the world's largest medical complex.


Winning numbers for Feb. 16, 2018


Lottery winning numbers; Lotto: 2/148-19-22-29-50-52; Estimated jackpot $11 million; Winning tickets None; Next jackpot 2/17 $11.75 million; Pick 3 morn.: 2/16 7-6-9 Sum: 22; Pick 3 day: 1-2-4 Sum: 7; Pick 3 even.:8-8-2 Sum: 18; Pick 3…

Texas police trying to find owner of runaway emu

Houston Chronicle

Someone, somewhere is missing an emu.

Kings' Buddy Hield, Bogdan Bogdanovic lead World in Rising Stars game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the All-Star weekend off to a running start in the World's latest victory over the NBA's young Americans. Hield scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, and his Sacramento Kings…


Sur Fest 6 celebrates Houston's Latino-American arts and music scene Saturday, Feb. 17


Houstonians are invited to celebrate Latino-American arts, music and culture at Sur Fest 6, a one-day downtown Houston festival on Saturday, Feb. 17 .

Feds admit failure to act on caller's fears in Florida school rampage


PARKLAND, Fla. - The FBI said Friday that more than a month before the shooting rampage at a South Florida high school, the bureau received a warning that the 19-year-old charged in the massacre might carry out an attack at a school - but…

Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni stirs Houston admirers


Poet Nikki Giovanni spoke on aging, death, slavery and celebrations before an enthusiastic crowd of more than 1,000 Thursday at the University of Houston's Cullen Performance Hall as part of the Houston Public Library's quarterly author…


Marty Hurney reinstated as Panthers interim GM after investigation


The Panthers have reinstated interim general manager Marty Hurney after an NFL investigation found no wrongdoing into charges of harassment by his ex-wife.

South African president pledges to 'turn tide' on corruption


CAPE TOWN, South Africa - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the…


Ed Banks, honorary mayor of Houston's Third Ward, dies at 75


Ed Banks, who was deemed the honorary mayor of Houston's Third Ward for his commitment to the community's cohesion, died Thursday. He was 75.


Chiefs sign cornerback David Amerson

The Kansas City Chiefs signed former Oakland Raiders starting cornerback David Amerson. Amerson, 26, visited the Texans on Monday and took a physical.

Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate


PARKLAND, Fla. - Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school…

Nancy Pelosi rallies Harris County Democrats in downtown Houston


Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made clear that the fight over protecting the so-called Dreamers is not over. Speaking to more than 1,300 Democrats at a ballroom in downtown, Pelosi said her record breaking 8 hour speech on the House…