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Woman, married 72 years, dies 6 hours after husband

Woman, married 72 years, dies 6 hours after husband'I can't believe he's gone,' she said.
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  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
Your Take

DIY Halloween pet costumes that will make you howl

DIY Halloween pet costumes that will make you howlNeed some DIY help with your furry friend's Halloween costume? Get some inspiration from these ghoulish pups on parade. Then, upload your photos to yourtake.usatoday.com.<br /><br />Petey, the Yorkshire Terrier, is set for a "Wicked" Halloween.
  • Your Take
  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
Animals

Study: Elephants may know when it's raining 150 miles away

Study: Elephants may know when it's raining 150 miles awayMigrating elephants are known to change direction out of the blue, and researchers haven't been certain why
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  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
Entertainment

Photos: Garfi, the 'angriest cat in the world'

Photos: Garfi, the 'angriest cat in the world'Grumpy Cat might have met her miserable match: Garfi is the so-called angriest cat in the world.
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Features

Food Truck Friday: Buttz Pulled Pork

Food Truck Friday: Buttz Pulled PorkGarrett Blinn went from selling medical devices in Colorado to running his own Houston food truck.
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  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Weird

Man escapes alimony after wife admits she's a genie

Man escapes alimony after wife admits she's a genieThis story about a divorce in the United Arab Emirates begins in not-so-unusual fashion
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Features

Photos: Animals have a smashing good time at Zoo Pumpkin Toss

Photos: Animals have a smashing good time at Zoo Pumpkin TossAnimals have a smashing good time at zoo pumpkin toss.
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  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
People

Celeb superlatives: Super-secretive Cruz

Celeb superlatives: Super-secretive CruzPenélope Cruz keeps up an impressive privacy shield, and J.Lo sees her ex's movie.
  • People
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Nation Now

McRib rollout soon, but regional, again

McRib rollout soon, but regional, againMcRib rollout soon, but regional, again
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Nation Now

Man eaten by bear after suffering heart attack

Man eaten by bear after suffering heart attackMan eaten by bear after suffering heart attack
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Technology

Facebook unfriends federal drug agency

Facebook unfriends federal drug agencyFacebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations
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  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
News

Deaf dog learns sign language

Deaf dog learns sign languageAdams said she has groups of school children coming in to see his abilities.
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  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
Business

Coffee jackpot? Starbucks offering drinks for life

Coffee jackpot? Starbucks offering drinks for lifeStarbucks is offering drinks for life to 10 customers.
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  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
Features

5-year-old boy gets new hand made by 3-D printer

5-year-old boy gets new hand made by 3-D printerA 5-year-old boy is waking up Friday morning with an amazing gift – a new hand.
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Features

N.J. men walk in heels for a cause

N.J. men walk in heels for a causeA group called 'Walk A Mile In Her Shoes' organized an event where men walked across the Caldwell University campus. Money raised was donated to a battered women's shelter.
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Features

DJ Kiss joins Mia Gradney in the KHOU 11 studios

DJ Kiss joins Mia Gradney in the KHOU 11 studiosShe is one of the hottest DJ's around. DJ Kiss has performed for everyone from Madonna to P-Diddy, bringing together music and fashion in one package.
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Life

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucomaU2's lead singer says he's suffered from it for 20 years
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Entertainment

Funny Photos: Creepy Hollow Haunted House

Funny Photos: Creepy Hollow Haunted HouseCreepy Hollow Haunted Houses boasts its three locations in Pearland, Sugar Land and Clear Lake offer the best scares in Texas. Judging from these reaction photos from opening weekend, they are living up to their promise! http://creepyhollowhauntedhouse.com/
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  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Entertainment

Houston pizza place makes national Hot 100 list

Houston pizza place makes national Hot 100 listA locally-owned independent pizza place made the list of the nation's best-performing pizzerias, according to Pizza Today magazine.
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Features

CultureMap Moment: Different take on Marie Antoinette

CultureMap Moment: Different take on Marie Antoinette"Marie Antoinette" is playing now at Stages Repertory Theatre. It follows her rise and fall in becoming queen of France in her late teens.
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  • 2 days, 16 hours ago
Arts

Artist blows up Rolls-Royce in name of art

Artist blows up Rolls-Royce in name of artTyler Shields spent $50,000 then blew it up. Shields said he did it because "it's fun and it's awesome."
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Features

Houston ranked among snobbiest cities in America

Houston ranked among snobbiest cities in AmericaHouston comes in 18th overall
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Entertainment

Paul Rudd invites fans over his mom's house after Royals game

Paul Rudd invites fans over his mom's house after Royals gameWho wouldn't want to party with Paul Rudd?
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People

Rivers' cause of death: Lack of oxygen to brain

Rivers' cause of death: Lack of oxygen to brainJoan Rivers died as a result of brain damage caused by lack of oxygen.
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  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
People

Actress Misty Upham found dead in Seattle suburb

Actress Misty Upham found dead in Seattle suburbFamily spokesperson says she was found at the bottom of an embankment.
  • People
  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
Features

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2014

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2014The Bayou City Art Festival Downtown was held Oct. 11-12, offering a weekend of art, entertainment and food. The event featured the inaugural Bayou City After Dark concert and cocktails, the popular Green Mountain Energy Children’s Creative Zone, the Adult Creative...
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Features

Surprise Squad: Chita and Mia hand out tacos to HISD bus drivers

Surprise Squad: Chita and Mia hand out tacos to HISD bus driversSurprise Squad: Chita and Mia hand out tacos to HISD bus drivers
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  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Photos

Photos: Sam Houston Area Council celebrates centennial

Photos: Sam Houston Area Council celebrates centennialThis year marks 100 years for the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
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  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Local

Made in Houston: Boomtown Coffee

Made in Houston: Boomtown CoffeeIn 2011 Toomey opened Boomtown Coffee. A business that roasts, bags, sells and brews specialty coffees.
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  • 4 days, 9 hours ago
Nation Now

Udderly unbelievable: Ill. cow named world's tallest

Udderly unbelievable: Ill. cow named world's tallestUdderly unbelievable: Ill. cow named world's tallest
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  • 3 days, 16 hours ago