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    • Winning numbers for Dec. 11, 2017
      15m 55s ago
      Lottery winning numbers TEXAS Lotto: 12/94-5-10-21-34-40 Estimated jackpot $5 million Winning tickets None Next jackpot 12/13 $5.25 million Pick 3 morn.: 12/11 4-1-4 Sum: 9 Pick 3 day: 3-5-3 Sum: 11 Pick 3 even.: 9-0-3 Sum: 12 Pick 3 night:7-3-7 Sum: 17 Daily 4 morn.: 12/11 9-7-9-4 Sum: 29 Daily 4 day: 3-3-7-8 Sum: 21 Daily 4 even.
    • Houston's best elementary, middle and high schools for 2017
      2h 4m 55s ago

      Houston's public schools may study the same curriculum, but not all perform the same.

    • Jailed rape victim who sparked Jenny's Law sues hospital for allegedly conspiring with the county
      2h 6m 55s ago

      The rape victim jailed to secure her testimony against her attacker launched a new civil suit on Monday, this time targeting the doctor and hospital that allowed prosecutors to take her away and lock her up.

    • #MeToo spotlight falls on Trump as accusers demand action
      2h 39m 55s ago
      NEW YORK - Donald Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year's presidential election. Now the national #MeToo spotlight is turning back to Trump and his past conduct. Several of his accusers are urging Congress to investigate his behavior, and a number of Democratic lawmakers are demanding his resignation. With each day seeming to bring new headlines that force men from positions of power, the movement to expose sexual harassment has forced an unwelcome conversation on the White House.
    • Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment
      3h 0m 55s ago
      WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his administration claims will generate a large part of $1.8 trillion in new revenue - a figure that a top Democratic lawmaker dismissed as "fake math." Trump's pitch will focus on how the GOP tax reform plan will lead to a brighter future for taxpayers and their families, according to spokeswoman Lindsay Walters. House and Senate negotiators are rushing to finalize a bill and deliver the measure to Trump before Christmas. Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have promoted the massive tax plan by promising the tax cuts will boost the economy.
    • Filing is over -- now the hard part begins for Texas political candidates
      3h 21m 55s ago

      As the filing period closed Monday for who's in and who's not as candidates for next year's elections, incumbent Republicans picked up a long string of challengers, most of them Democrats. Incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has 10 Democrats vying for his job, a recent state record, plus one little-known Republican. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has one Republican and two Democrats who want his job.

      Now, the hard part begins -- raising money and boosting name recognition.

    • TV-radio listings: Dec. 12
      4h 33m 55s ago
      Television Col. basketball North Florida at Michigan (w) Big Ten 6 p.m. Col. basketball Mississippi St. at Cincinnati ESPN2 6 p.m. Col. basketball Fordham at Rutgers ESPNU 6 p.m. Col. basketball St. Peter's at Seton Hal FS1 6 p.m. Col. basketball Michigan at Texas ESPN2 8 p.m. Col. basketball Albany at Memphis ESPNU 8 p.m. Pro basketball L.A. Lakers at New York ESPN 6 p.m. Pro basketball Philadelphia at Minnesota ESPN 8:30 p.m. Pro hockey Tampa Bay at St. Louis NBCSN 7 p.m. Soccer Leipzig at Wolfsburg FS2 11:20 a.m. Soccer Borussia Dortmund at Mainz Fs1 1:30 p.m. Soccer Eintracht Frankfurt at Hamburg FS2 1:20 p.m. Soccer Chelsea at Huddersfield Town NBCSN 1:55 p.m. Radio Col. basketball Michigan at Texas 790 AM 8 p.m.
    • Fields are set in 2018 elections to remake Texas political landscape
      4h 36m 55s ago

      The first Texas congressional elections in the Donald Trump-era could be among of the state's most tumultuous, with a bevy of seats coming open in 2018 while U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke challenges incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in a new test of Democratic strength in the Lone Star State.

      But before O'Rourke can take on Cruz in November, he'll first have to get past a last-minute Democratic primary challenge from Houston-area resident Edward Kimbrough, who filed late Monday.

    • FBI: Houston teen planned to join ISIS or commit attack in U.S.
      4h 52m 55s ago

      An 18-year-old Houston man who told a federal informant he wanted to die in "martyrdom" has been charged with supporting ISIS in a plot authorities said also included planning for a firearms attack in the United States.

      Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, a native-born U.S. citizen, is accused in a criminal complaint of unlawfully distributing instructions for making explosives and trying to provide material support to the terrorist organization, according to court documents unsealed Monday in federal court in Houston.

    • Russian President Vladimir Putin declares 'victory' in Syria during Mideast tour
      5h 14m 55s ago
      CAIRO - Russian President Vladimir Putin declared "victory" in Syria during a surprise visit Monday to a military base there, then traveled to Egypt and Turkey, where he celebrated Moscow's deepening ties with those key regional powers. Speaking to Russian troops on the tarmac at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, Putin talked of the triumph over "terrorists" and announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. "You have shown the best qualities of a Russian soldier - courage, valor, team spirit, decisiveness and excellent skills," he said in televised remarks to the troops. "The Motherland is proud of you.
    • Trump signs NASA directive aiming at moon, Mars and beyond
      5h 31m 55s ago

      President Donald Trump, weighing in to the politics of space, on Monday signed Space Policy Directive - 1, urging NASA to return Americans to the moon and encourage human space exploration to Mars and beyond.

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