5 things to know Thursday: High-stakes Obamacare repeal vote

Wind-driven fire destroys NE Harris County home, an announcement from Buckingham Palace, and Healthcare Bill vote expected today.

HOUSTON -- Here are five of this morning's top headlines along with your weather forecast from KHOU 11 News:

House Republicans brace for high-stakes Obamacare repeal vote

House Republicans will take another crack at repealing Obamacare on Thursday in a high-stakes vote on legislation that would dramatically revamp the health care system and will serve as a major test for the GOP Congress and the Trump administration. Tap here to read more.

Massive fire destroys BBQ restaurant in N. Harris County

Firefighters battled a three-alarm restaurant fire on Airline Drive in north Harris County early Thursday. The Little York Fire Department first responded to Charlie's BBQ, north of Little York, at 5:30 a.m.  Tap here to read more and watch video from Air 11.

VERIFY: Was this baby born with an IUD in his hand?

Have you been seeing this picture of a newborn holding an IUD in his hand all over your Facebook feed? KHOU's sister station in Jacksonville, Fla., WTLV, heard some people saying this baby was born with contraceptive in his hand and we wanted to Verify whether or not that was true. Tap here to view the photo & watch the news report.

Britain's Prince Philip will cut public engagements

Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will no longer carry out public engagements from this fall, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday. The announcement followed frenzied speculation among the media and the public after staff working at royal buildings throughout the country were called to the palace in central London for an emergency meeting. Tap here to read more.

UT stabbing victim recovering at home in Katy

One of the surviving University of Texas at Austin stabbing victims has been released from the hospital after undergoing surgery and returned home to Katy on Wednesday evening. Tap here for the full story.

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HOUSTON'S WEATHER: Sunny, cool today & Friday

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