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July 22, 2013 | By Juan A. Lozano and Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press
HOUSTON - Four men found living in "deplorable conditions" in a Houston garage on Friday told police that they were being held captive after being lured by promises of alcohol and cigarettes so that their captor could cash their public-assistance checks, authorities said. Three of the men were malnourished and taken to a hospital after being discovered by officers responding to a 911 call about the home, Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said. Sgt. Steven Murdock described the living conditions as like a "dungeon.
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | By George Will
When Houston was competing with a Brazilian city to be the site of a Japanese-owned plant, Houston could provide pertinent information about the educational attainments and other qualities of its workforce and the number of Japanese speakers in the area. The plant is in Texas partly because Houston had superior statistics, thanks to an inexpensive federal program currently under attack from some conservatives. They may not know that its pedigree traces to the Constitution's framers. These Enlightenment figures - rational, empirical, inquisitive - believed in the possibility of evidence-based improvements.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE UNION dropped a 1-0 decision in Houston on Saturday night, but remain tied for third place in the East with 27 points. The Dynamo got a second-half goal from Ricardo Clark to secure the win over the Union (7-6-6). "This is a tough league; you're going to win some and you're going to lose some, especially when you play in these kinds of conditions with our third game in 8 days," manager John Hackworth said after the match. "I thought our team put out a fantastic effort. It just wasn't there tonight.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013
Houston center Omer Asik has formally asked his team to trade him in the wake of the club's landing free-agent center Dwight Howard, sources told ESPN.com., but the Rockets have no plans to move him. With the Rockets adding the 6-foot-11 Howard, Asik is reported to be unhappy about the prospect of his playing time decreasing. Asik started all 82 games for the Rockets last season, averaging 10.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks. Shortly after Howard announced his decision, Asik made his trade request.
SPORTS
July 7, 2013
Saturday at 9 p.m., BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston. TV: The Comcast Network. Records: Union, 7-5-6, 27 points; Houston, 6-6-5, 23 points. Union on the road: 3-3-3. Houston at home: 4-2-2. Goals for: Union, 29; Houston, 19. Goals against: Union, 28; Houston, 18. Last MLS outing: The Union played to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday at Real Salt Lake. On Sunday, visiting Houston lost, 2-0, to the New York Red Bulls. About the Union: The Union are coming off consecutive 2-2 draws vs. FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake despite owning a one-goal lead and a man advantage heading into second-half stoppage time in each game.
SPORTS
July 2, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers could be a landing spot for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik in a trade, CBSSports.com reported Sunday night. The Rockets could make point guard Jeremy Lin and Asik available in trades as they pursue free-agent center Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers. Houston is expected to sign Howard, meaning Asik would become expendable. New Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie was an executive with Houston for the last eight seasons. Last summer, the Rockets signed Asik to a three-year, $25.1 million deal when he was a restricted free agent with the Chicago Bulls.
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a move with potential to shake up the health-care market in Philadelphia and beyond, Cooper University Health Care in Camden is expected to announce on Monday a partnership with the MD Anderson Cancer Center of Houston, one of the nation's top-ranked treatment and research facilities. Cooper officials said they had signed a letter of intent to form the partnership with MD Anderson, which will manage a new $100 million cancer treatment center at Cooper's hospital campus in Camden.
NEWS
June 2, 2013 | By Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
HOUSTON - Four firefighters searching for people they thought might be trapped in a blazing Houston motel and restaurant Friday were killed when part of the structure collapsed and ensnared them, authorities said. At least five other firefighters were hospitalized in the blaze that became the deadliest in the 118-year history of the Houston Fire Department. Flames were shooting from the roof of the Southwest Inn, along one of Houston's most heavily traveled freeways, U.S. Highway 59, and black smoke was blanketing the area as firefighters tried to extinguish the fire.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
HOUSTON - National Rifle Association leaders told members Saturday that the fight against gun control legislation was far from over, with battles yet to come in Congress and next year's midterm elections, but they vowed that none in the organization would ever have to surrender their weapons. Proponents of gun control also asserted that they are in their fight for the long haul and have not been disheartened by last month's defeat of a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales.
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