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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.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
HOUSTON - A man who had fired a gun inside a ticketing area at Houston's largest airport was killed after being confronted by a law enforcement official during an incident that sent people in the terminal scrambling and screaming, police said Thursday. It's unclear whether the man fatally shot himself or was killed by a Homeland Security agent who had confronted him, said Houston police spokesman Kese Smith. The man's name was not released by police, but they said he was about 30 years old. Police say the man walked into the ticketing area in Terminal B at Bush Intercontinental Airport around 1:35 p.m. and fired at least one shot into the air. The agent, who was in his office, came out and confronted the man, telling him to drop his weapon, but the man refused, police said.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Ramit Plushnick-Masti and Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
CYPRESS, Texas - A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a suburban Houston community college randomly selected his victims and told investigators he had been fantasizing about conducting such an attack since he was 8 years old, authorities said Wednesday. Dylan Quick, 20, has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the Tuesday attack at the Lone Star Community College in Cypress, a school he attended about 20 miles northwest of Houston. Classes resumed Wednesday at the bustling campus where more than 18,000 students take courses.
SPORTS
April 10, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writerkernm@phillynews.com
Each year, Mike Kern of the Daily News offers some Masters trivia. Here's this year's edition: 1. Last year, who led after the first round? a. Lee Westwood. b. Peter Hanson. c. Louis Oosthuizen. 2. Which one of these guys wasn't tied for the lead after the second? a. Jason Dufner. b. Louis Oosthuizen. c. Fred Couples. 3. And who was in front after 54 holes? a. Louis Oosthuizen. b. Jason Dufner. c. Phil Mickelson. 4. What did Bubba Watson shoot on Sunday?
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
HOUSTON - After two Texas prosecutors were slain in two months, law enforcement agencies across the state are considering steps to better protect attorneys who go after violent criminals, including providing round-the-clock security details and withholding personal information from public records. Last weekend's fatal shootings of the Kaufman County district attorney and his wife in their home were so alarming that county officials assigned a 24-hour security detail to the interim prosecutor who took over the job. Another prosecutor in the state's Panhandle region encouraged his staff to request that property records not list their home addresses.
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