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June 2, 2020
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May 31, 2020
Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer involved in the death Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter
By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
May 31, 2020
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - For many spectators who filled parks, beaches and roads along Florida's Space Coast, the launch of two astronauts into orbit Saturday was a welcome accomplishment and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic, economic worries and now unrest in the streets. "With everything that's going on in this country right now, it's important that we do things extraordinary in life," said Neil Wight, a machinist from Buffalo who drove from upstate New York to watch the launch. "We've been bombarded with doom and gloom for the last six, eight weeks, whatever it is, and this is awesome." Dressed in a white astronaut costume, helmet included, Tampa lawyer Tim Engelbrecht marveled at the sight of the rocket lifting off 15 miles away, from a park in Titusville where he watched with his wife and children. "It's nice to come out here and have everybody of every stripe, every interest and every opinion come together for something we can all believe in and get behind," Engelbrecht said. "To see mankind and humankind take the next step is really kind of encouraging, especially in these tough times." Doug Marshburn of Deltona, Florida, shouted out, "USA. USA. We're back in the race," as the SpaceX rocket lifted through clouds above Kennedy Space Center. Around him, spectators screamed, whistled and clapped after shouting out the countdown from the 10-second mark. They lifted cameras and cellphones in the air to record the moment. "I'm very proud of the United States. We are back in the game. It's very satisfying," Marshburn said. Saturday's launch was the first of NASA astronauts from Florida since 2011, when the space shuttle program ended, and the first by a private company. Since then, Americans have flown on Russian...
May 28, 2020
CVS Health Corp and unmanned vehicle delivery Nuro in June will start testing a service that drops prescriptions and other essentials free of charge to some customers in the Houston area, the companies said on Thursday.
May 28, 2020
Nuro, the autonomous robotics startup that has raised more than $1 billion from Softbank Vision Fund, Greylock and other investors, said Thursday it will test prescription delivery in Houston through a partnership with CVS Pharmacy. The pilot, which will use a fleet of the startup's autonomous Toyota Prius vehicles and transition to using its custom-built [...]
May 14, 2020
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) ("Helix" or the "Company"), an immuno-oncology company developing innovative drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer, announces that topline data of the recently completed L-DOS47 dose escalation study in combination with pemetrexed and carboplatin in recurrent or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer ("LDOS001") will be published at the ASCO 2020 Annual Conference. The A
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
May 5, 2020
The Mayor of Houston has announced a plan to move the city to 100 percent renewable energy sources starting in July, a change that's expected to save the city $65million over the next seven years.
April 21, 2020
For New Orleans entrepreneur Jesseca Dupart, social media isn't just a tool for building her business--it's a platform for inspiring other black women to do the same.
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer
April 9, 2020
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Apollo 13′s best known quotes originated not in space or Mission Control, but in Hollywood. Their moon-bound spacecraft wrecked by an oxygen tank explosion on April 13, 1970, the astronauts urgently radioed, "Houston, we've had a problem here." Screenwriters for the 1995 film "Apollo 13′′ wanted to punch that up. Thus was born "Houston, we have a problem." Even more artistic license was taken with NASA flight director Gene Kranz' mobilizing speech to his team in Houston. Kranz never declared, "Failure is not an option." Ask Kranz what he actually told flight controllers, and he rattles it off without a moment's hesitation a half-century later. "I have never lost an American in space, sure as hell aren't going to lose one now. This crew is coming home. You got to believe it. Your team must believe it. And we must make it happen." Kranz said the moviemakers came up with "Failure is not an option." Does he wish he'd said it? "No - I'm satisfied with what I said." Kranz constantly finds himself setting the record straight - "in fact, every time I speak." "I try not to plagiarize," he said with a laugh. He did borrow the phrase for the title of his 2000 autobiography. Director Ron Howard's film starring Ed Harris as Kranz and Tom Hanks as mission commander Jim Lovell was based on Lovell's 1994 autobiography, "Lost Moon." Actors Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon portrayed Apollo 13 astronauts Fred Haise and Jack Swigert. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.
April 9, 2020
On the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, commander Jim Lovell calls Mission Control's handling of the emergency "a miraculous recovery."
March 17, 2020
"We looked at this one crack in the floor, and there were ants crawling in and out."
March 4, 2020
The man behind iBackpack, an alleged crowdfunding scam, wants you to know he isn't a scammer. The Verge's Ashley Carman visited Doug Monahan in Galveston, Texas, to hear his side of the story.
March 1, 2020
Coronavirus concerns prompted organizers on Sunday to cancel the CERAWeek energy conference that annually brings together oil ministers and senior executives from the energy and financial industries, the latest event to be scrapped as the disease spreads.
Devika Krishna Kumar
Exxon Mobil Corp has hired veteran crude traders Mitch Rubinstein and Michael Paradise in Houston, as the oil major further boosts its trading capabilities, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.
Two bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of an Amazon Prime Air cargo plane that nosedived into a bay outside Houston on Saturday, authorities said.
Rowan Companies plc
HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) ("Rowan" or "The Company") today announced that it has received clearance from the...
Live Nation Entertainment
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Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
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SANDRA E. GARCIA
February 12, 2019
Alerted by a tipster, the authorities could hear a tiger and smell a tiger. When they entered the home, they found a tiger.
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