Friday, Nov 30


51 pilot whales die in another mass stranding in New Zealand


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fifty-one pilot whales died Friday in a mass stranding in New Zealand, less than a week after 145 pilot whales and nine pygmy killer whales perished in two other unrelated strandings.


Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science


WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity to fend off a variety of disorders.


Cowboys upset win sparks funny memes

Two months ago, the Dallas Cowboys were off to a 1-2 start and the Houston Texans were even worse at 0-3.


Cowboys stifle Drew Brees, end Saints' 10-game win streak

ARLINGTON — Ezekiel Elliott scored the only Dallas touchdown and the Cowboys stifled Drew Brees and the Saints, ending New Orleans' 10-game winning streak with a 13-10 victory Thursday night. The Cowboys (7-5) won their fourth consecutive…

Atlanta reaches MLS final in 2nd year, knocks out Red Bulls


HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The whistle blew, ending what had long been inevitable, and Atlanta United players turned their attention to Dec. 8 — the chance to win just the second professional sports title in the city's history. In just its…


Texas Southern gets past Huston-Tillotson in home opener

Playing for the first time since its national-attention getting upset at No. 18 Oregon, which followed an earlier victory at Baylor, Texas Southern was expected to coast past Huston-Tillotson on Thursday.


Texas Tech hires Matt Wells after success at alma mater Utah State

LUBBOCK — Texas Tech hired Matt Wells as its new football coach Thursday night after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State, his alma mater. Wells had a 44-34 record in six seasons as coach of the Aggies, who are 10-2 this…

Honeywell expected to announce HQ move to North Carolina


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc. is expected to announce that it is moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Charlotte, North Carolina, a source familiar with the deal said Thursday.

Trump to meet with several tech CEOs amid rising tensions


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet with top executives from Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Qualcomm next week during a White House roundtable that could touch upon some the sticking points in the increasingly prickly…


Astros expect to tender contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players

Eleven arbitration-eligible Astros — including starters Gerrit Cole and Lance McCullers Jr., shortstop Carlos Correa and closer Roberto Osuna — must be tendered contracts by 7 p.m. Friday. Other Houston players include Chris Devenski,…

Sanders: Dems must 'do the opposite' of Trump


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Reasserting himself as a leading voice in Democratic politics, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday called on the political party to work harder to convince people of all races, regions and income levels that…


Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says


JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Death row inmate sues Texas parole board for having too many ex-law enforcement members


A 'Texas 7' escapee scheduled for execution sued the state this week, alleging that there are too many men and too many former law enforcement officials on the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Lawmakers press for fingerprinting of detention camp staff


As lawmakers called Thursday for stricter background checks and a public hearing to further investigate problems at a massive detention camp for migrant teens, the agency responsible for the shelter said it could take as long as a month to…


Astros remain unwilling to trade top prospect Forrest Whitley

Forrest Whitley remains untouchable.

Baker Institute’s 25th anniversary gala with Obama raises $5.4 million


Judging by the massive red-carpet and the list of VIPs, the hottest ticket of the season was the recent 25th anniversary gala for Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University with guest former President Barack Obama.

Army wants Microsoft's HoloLens headsets for battlefield


Virtual- and augmented-reality headsets haven't had much traction in the consumer market, but they're finding a place on the battlefield.

January murder prelim set for Reno couple in death of girl


RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge on Thursday set a preliminary hearing for a Reno couple accused of murder in the death of the man's 5-year-old, malnourished daughter whose emaciated body was discovered in a California storage unit.

What’s good for GM isn’t necessarily good for America [Opinion]


In 1953, Charles E. Wilson, then the president of General Motors, famously told a congressional committee that “what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa.” A version of that soft industrial nationalism has…


The Latest: January murder hearing for Reno couple


RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a Reno couple accused of murder in the death of the man's 5-year-old, malnourished daughter (all times local):; 3:10 p.m. A Nevada judge has tentatively set a preliminary hearing for January for a Reno…

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety


NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations.

Ex-Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy accused of molestation


PHOENIX (AP) — After a year-long investigation, Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say a former employee has been arrested in connection with a child molestation case.

Scouting report: Rockets at Spurs

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday/AT&T Center; TV/radio: AT&T SportsNet, ESPN/790-AM, 850-AM, 101.7-FM (Spanish)

Rockets veterans rally behind young teammates

Through the Rockets' second four-game losing streak of the season, veteran players have rallied behind their young contributors, looking to motivate them through a period of struggle.

Thursday, Nov 29


Homeowner killed in botched northwest Harris County robbery

A homeowner was killed at his back-door Thursday after a would-be burglar opened fire on him.

Minnesota man awarded $17M in decades-old molestation case


ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who was molested decades ago by the man who went on to abduct, sexually assault and kill Jacob Wetterling was awarded more than $17 million in damages, in a ruling made public Thursday.

Correction: Missing Hawaii Humpbacks story


HONOLULU (AP) — In a story Nov. 26 about a decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings in Hawaii, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a researcher published data about the latest decline in whale sightings. The researcher has…

Eva Longoria's Hollywood home up for sale for nearly $10 million

Eva Longoria's Hollywood home up for sale for nearly $10 million

Christmas rapping: Music by Travis Scott, Houston rappers make this Spring holiday light show hop

Music by Travis Scott, Houston rappers spotlighted in Spring resident's holiday lights show.

UFO sighting in Texas? Keller resident records mysterious 'cigar-shaped' object in the sky

"It was the oddest thing I've ever seen," said the person who recorded the sighting.