Police are investigating a fatal crash in the Acres Homes area in north Houston.
NEW YORK — As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into a Delta jetliner that slid off a runway while landing during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport, there is no shortage of questions to pursue:
Two big cities are reviewing their ethics policies after The Associated Press reported on how their police chiefs were closely linked to a company that won contracts to supply officers with body cameras.
SAN ANTONIO — A 15-count federal corruption indictment against a former Texas district judge has been reduced to five counts after the main prosecution witness was slain in a dispute over a debt.
CINCINNATI — An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn’t been arrested, he would have gone to Washington and put a gun to President Barack Obama’s head.
NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, is expected to face criminal charges in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.
WASHINGTON — No, it’s not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It’s probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was most likely about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere.
The Rockets went into Wednesday’s game with defensive goals built around forcing the Grizzlies to take jumpers and then clean up the boards. They did neither, but the plan did not change for the Pistons on Friday or versus the Nuggets on Saturday. The Pistons have made just 30.9 percent of their 3s since the trade deadline. The Nuggets have made just 31.3 percent of their 3-pointers this season, ranking last in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage. The Rockets lead the NBA in 3-point shooting defense, allowing 31.3 percent shooting. But they had trouble keeping the Mavericks, Clippers, Cavaliers and Grizzlies off the offensive boards. The Rockets are 23rd [...]
The Rockets didn’t get any kind of relief from the NBA admitting that referees in their game against Memphis on Wednesday night missed a crucial foul call in the final seconds. The call would have sent James Harden to the foul line when the game was tied at 100 with under 10 seconds to play. Without the call, the play was a Rockets’ turnover and Grizzlies forward Marc Gasol scored on the other end to win the game for Memphis. When asked if it meant anything that the league admitted their error, Harden said, “It’s still a loss.” Forward Trevor Ariza added that he and his teammates got “nothing” from [...]
Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy has been impressed with how well Josh Smith has fit in with the Rockets. Smith played the first part of the season with the Pistons before being waived from the team then picked up by the Rockets in late December. Smith is averaging 11.9 points and 5.2 rebounds off the bench for the Rockets. He has been praised for bringing an offensive spark to the team. “I think when they moved him to the bench, he has played very well in that role for them,” Van Gundy said. “Coming off the bench, he is helping them offensively and rebounding the ball. His shooting percentage has [...]
When/where: 8 p.m./Pepsi Center TV/radio: Root Sports/790-AM, 101.7-FM (Spanish) Nuggets 1. The Nuggets changed more than their coaches this week. When former Rockets assistant Melvin Hunt replaced Brian Shaw, he immediately had the Nuggets increase their already up—tempo pace, moved Danilo Gallinari into a role as a floor-spacing power forward and helped drive the Nuggets to wins against the Bucks and Timberwolves, winning as many games in his first two games as interim coach as the Nuggets had won in their previous 21 combined. 2. With the Nuggets trades of Timofey Mozgov and JaVale McGee and the injury to promising rookie Jusuf Nurkic, Kenneth Faried could start at center. J.J. [...]
The Texas Senate's tax relief plan "falls short" when it comes to incentives to continue growing the state's economy, top business leaders who represent 46 percent of business taxpayers in Texas are complaining to the upper chamber.
Following a five-hour hearing Friday in the 359th state District Court of Montgomery County, Judge Kathleen Hamilton sentenced Alberto Pedro Vazquez, 22, to life in prison for first-degree injury to a child.
A Houston burglar who was caught on video staring at a sleeping toddler inside a west Harris County home last year was sentenced to three years on Friday.
President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush will be in Selma, Alabama this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march to Selma.
They'll arrive in a city that's one of Alabama's poorest. A recent Washington Post story highlights the problems Selma still endures a half-century after the march. There "more than 40 percent of the population lives in poverty and the unemployment rate is twice the state average."
The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has ruled that the state does not have to release public records related to a scandal over a $110 million no-bid Medicaid fraud detection contract because doing so would interfere with a criminal investigation into the deal.
A Houston police officer suffered minor injuries in a wreck in the downtown area, authorities said.
JUPITER, Fla. – Top Astros prospect Carlos Correa returned to game action Friday, notching an RBI single in Houston’s 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Correa, the 2012 first overall pick who suffered a season-ending leg injury last June at high Class A Lancaster, went 1 for 2 with an RBI. He brought in Colin Moran in the Astros’ two-run seventh inning. Brett Oberholtzer started for the Astros and gave up one unearned run in two innings. The Cardinals struck for four runs in the sixth inning off reliever Alex White, who gave up three hits and walked two in one-third of an inning.
The University of Houston celebrates its 88th birthday on Saturday.
This week, students across campus gathered for cake and other birthday fun (see video).
The notion of the NBA season extending into July would be a godsend for players looking for extra rest and eliminating the back-to-back games players have long complained about. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, however, is no fan of that idea. “If there is a game in July, count me out,” Popovich told ESPN. “Count me out. Count me out. Life is too short.” The extension of the season into mid-summer would eliminate the between 16 and 20 back-to-back games that every NBA team typically has to deal with. Less physical stress could mean less injuries, and would not discount the usual number of games. “I think the season [...]