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The Donald Trump Show Wraps Up First Season

The Donald Trump Show Wraps Up First SeasonWASHINGTON – At least from a ratings standpoint, America’s 45th presidency without a doubt has had a successful first season, tremendous even.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 5:45 AM

Photos of the week: 1/12 - 1/19

Photos of the week: 1/12 - 1/19A house of horrors was discovered in Perris, California at the start of the week.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 3:17 PM

How a government shutdown will affect you

How a government shutdown will affect youIf the government shuts down, all active-duty troops keep working, as well as other essential staff, like TSA screeners and the FBI. Unlike Congress, however, they will not be paid.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 10:50 AM

Fox News Guest Goes Off The Rails: 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'

Fox News Guest Goes Off The Rails: 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'A guest on Fox News defended white supremacists over undocumented immigrants on Thursday evening.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 2:55 AM

Googe CEO: A.I. more important to humanity than fire, electricity

Googe CEO: A.I. more important to humanity than fire, electricityGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai discusses the importance of developing artificial intelligence and why it’s good that humanity is concerned about its development.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 10:04 AM

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife traffickingThai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $1 million from Africa to Thailand.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 4:18 AM

Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union Guest

Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union GuestRep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 6:15 AM

Apostrophes trip up Kazakhstan's move away from Russian alphabet

Apostrophes trip up Kazakhstan's move away from Russian alphabetKazakhstan's quarter-century struggle to assert its autonomy from former overlord Russia has hit an unlikely snag: the lowly apostrophe.  A vast but sparsely populated country wedged between Russia and China, Kazakhstan came under the rule of its northern neighbour as Russia and Britain jostled for control of Central Asia in the Great Game. It also came under its linguistic influence, and to this day, many Kazakhs speak more Russian than their Turkic native tongue.  This became especially concerning after Russian state media, which remain popular in Kazakhstan, helped whip up Russian-speaking separatists to fight government forces in Ukraine in 2014. In April, Kazakhstan's president of 27 years, Nursultan Nazarbayev, ordered the government to prepare a new Kazakh alphabet based on Latin characters and ditch the one based on Russia's Cyrillic script, which the Soviets implemented in 1940. He has said this will give Kazakhstan “real independence” and help it join the “information world”. But a cumbersome version of the new alphabet chosen by Mr Nazarbayev last autumn has sparked rare dissent in this authoritarian country due to its ample apostrophes. Of 32 letters in the alphabet, nine are written with an apostrophe. Mr Nazarbayev meets with Vladimir Putin in December. He has tried to gently assert Kazakhstan's independence from its former overlord Credit: Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP An “against apostrophes” hashtag soon appeared on social media. So did a “No to Kazakh Latinisation with apostrophes!” Change.org petition in October, which was briefly blocked. Film director Saken Zholdas made a video explaining how inconvenient the apostrophes were.  “With this decision, we are unintentionally, or maybe intentionally, killing the brand of Kazakh language once and for all,” he said. The problem lies in the need to differentiate related but distinct Kazakh sounds, such as a long and short “a,” or consonants similar to “s” and “sh”.  Setting them apart with an apostrophe allows the alphabet to be typed on a standard Latin keyboard, but also produces odd flurries of punctuation and many eyesore words. For instance, the word for “bottle,” pronounced “shisha,” is written “s'i's'a”, while “east,” pronounced “shyghys,” becomes “s'yg'ys”. Those are hardly the worst: The word for “skier” will be “s'an'g'ys'y” and that for “crucial” will be “s'es'u's'i”. The Republic of Kazakhstan will be written “Qazaqstan Respy’bli’kasy”. The palace of peace and reconciliation designed by Norman Foster in Astana, Kazakhstan Credit: Sergei Bobylev/\TASS via Getty Images Some have speculated that Mr Nazarbayev picked the apostrophes to keep Kazakh distinct from the Latinised alphabets of other Turkic languages and placate Russia, which since Soviet times has feared pan-Turkic movements along its southern border.  “The guy just liked it, and since our country is this way, no one in government can tell the president no,” Aidos Sarym, a political analyst who previously served on a state working group on Latinisation, told The Telegraph.  Last month, Mr Nazarbayev said while the new apostrophes had caused “much discussion,” this version was the right one because it suited computer keyboards.  But at the same time it complicates web searches and social media hashtags, where an apostrophe between letters splits them into separate words.  “From a technical point of view, apostrophes create more problems than they solve,” said political analyst Dosym Satpayev. Mr Nazarbayev appears with Donald Trump in the White House on Tuesday. He has tried to balance relations with the United States, Russia and China Credit: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg In his video, Mr Zholdas suggested replacing the apostrophes with accent marks over the nine letters in question, a move he said could be supported by 70 per cent of computer fonts. Despite the defence of his version in December, Mr Nazarbayev also said there was still time to “work with the new alphabet” before the country switches over fully in 2025, giving hope that he could eventually relax his stance. “He wants to go into history … as the father of the new Latin Kazakh alphabet,” Mr Sarym said. “You can choose any version and let it be called the Nazarbayev version, but do it right so there aren't problems now, and so that tomorrow we won't have to do an upgrade.”




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 9:35 AM

Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor

Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteorDETROIT (AP) — Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 3:33 PM

Mattis unveils new National Defense strategy

Mattis unveils new National Defense strategyDefense Secretary Jim Mattis released the National Defense Strategy today that focuses on China and Russia as the biggest challenges to the U.S.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:43 AM

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HPD: Pimp drops dead after...

"According to the reporting witness, the male pimp hits the ground, rises to his feet, stumbles across the roadway and collapses on the shoulder." 

        


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2018 1:12 AM
Two killed, three injured in house fire

Officials say the mother and one of her kids died in the fire. They also confirm her husband and two other children were transported to the hospital with burn injuries.

        


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2018 5:15 AM
Houston Forecast

Scattered rain continues on Sunday under cloudy skies, according to KHOU 11 Weather Reporter Blake Mathews. 

        


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2018 4:46 AM
Dickinson Bayou to reopen after spill

Police say the substance was identified as a sulfonate solution from a nearby processing plant, Calumet-Penreco. The product is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and non-hazardous.

        


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POSTED JANUARY 21, 2018 4:51 AM
Multiple injuries reported after...

The collision occurred Friday evening at FM 762 and FM 2759.

        


POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 4:23 AM
Houston Rodeo looking for employees

Every year, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo looks to fill hundreds of jobs, but this year, they need even more, because so many of their employees were displaced during Hurricane Harvey.

        


POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 12:15 AM
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