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J.J. Watt gets the largest contract for a defensive player in NFL history

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Defensive end J.J. Watt has said a number of times recently he wanted to be with the Texans and in Houston "for a long, long time," and he will be.

Watt and the Texans have agreed in principle on a six-year extension worth $100 million, including $51.8 million guaranteed.

It is the largest contract and most guaranteed money ever given to defensive player in the NFL.
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6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

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Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday. More>>

Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

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Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls "a substantial portion" of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More>>

Galveston seaweed affects tourism Video included

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Thousands are enjoying the holiday in Galveston but are some steering clear of the island because of all the seaweed? “Originally I wasn't going to come here because of that because I read reviews on the seaweed here,” admits Elisa Popa and then she adds “We just got here. I think it's so beautiful. The ocean is just so nice”.”The seaweed thing this year has been tough. This is the most seaweed we've had since 1961,” explains head of Galveston Beach Patrol Peter Davis. “Looking at the numbers... More>>

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault Video included

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Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. More>>

Survive your drive - U.S. Highway 290 construction

You can soon avoid part of 610! Yes!

Today's Survive Your Drive is about the $4.6 billion dollar project revamping 290! Notice the arrow...it's a connecting ramp from 290 to I-10 Katy Fwy that will be completed by the end of the month! No 610 needed!

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UN provides aid for record 4.1 million in Syria

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The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with shipments traversing borders and front lines, the agency said Tuesday. More>>

Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast

Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche. More>>

Final HFD report on deadly blaze details radio issues Video included

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We now know there was real trouble with the Houston fire department's radio system the day four firefighters were killed at the Southwest Inn.It was the deadliest fire in HFD's history.Randy Wallace reports More>>

Are your photos safe on Icloud? Video included

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We use them to send text messages, emails, take photos and of course the original intent of a cell phone.. make a phone call...But too much activity can quickly eat up your free space, so people are now choosing different storage optionsOne of the most popular... ICloud."You can store photos, files and plenty of things to share content over the Internet," says Carlos Galeano, an ICloud user.Even though Apple launched this cloud storage back in 2011, it wasn't till just recently that it gained... More>>

Dad to file federal lawsuit against St. Paul police for Taser incident caught on video Video included

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St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is calling for the Police-Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission to conduct a full investigation into the arrest of an east St. Paul father last January.Christopher Lollie captured St. Paul police tazing him on cell phone video after he refused to identify himself. Charges were dropped in July, but he and his attorney say it's now time to defend his 4th Amendment rights. More>>

Possible Terror Brewing in Mexico Video included

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Are ISIS terrorists in Mexico, preparing to attack the United States? U.S. officials say, ‘no,' but not everyone believes that's the case."The information is there's an attack coming very soon,” Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch told Fox News. “It's planned for the border. It may involve car bombs and other types of vehicle explosives."Fitton is the president of Judicial Watch, a conservative government watch group. He says government sources insist ISIS members are already in Cuidad Juarez, acros... More>>

Houston Most Dangerous City To Work In The Nation Video included

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We may have a bustling economy in Texas, but is our city and state a safe place to work?According to new data released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the answer is a resounding "NO".According to OSHA Houston has the worst record in Texas, and Texas the worst in the country when it comes to workplace fatalities or catastrophes.The 62 page report listed work place fatalities around the country.In the Houston area we counted 14 deaths in the past year alone."I have guys wh... More>>

Porter relieved of duties as Astros manager Video included

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The Houston Astros have relieved Bo Porter of his managerial duties, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today. Tom Lawless will take over as manager on an interim basis through the remainder of the 2014 season. More>>

Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. More>>

Texans trade for quarterback Ryan Mallett, release Case Keenum

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The Texans made a deal with the New England Patriots for quarterback Ryan Mallett and waived Case Keenum.
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  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:41:58 GMT
    Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
    Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls "a substantial portion" of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Galveston seaweed affects tourism

    Galveston seaweed affects tourism

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:38:09 GMT
    Thousands are enjoying the holiday in Galveston but are some steering clear of the island because of all the seaweed? “Originally I wasn't going to come here because of that because I read reviews on the seaweed here,” admits Elisa Popa and then she adds “We just got here. I think it's so beautiful. The ocean is just so nice”.”The seaweed thing this year has been tough. This is the most seaweed we've had since 1961,” explains head of Galveston Beach Patrol Peter Davis. “Looking at the numbers...
    Thousands are enjoying the holiday in Galveston but are some steering clear of the island because of all the seaweed? “Originally I wasn't going to come here because of that because I read reviews on the seaweed here,” admits Elisa Popa and then she adds “We just got here. I think it's so beautiful. The ocean is just so nice”.”The seaweed thing this year has been tough. This is the most seaweed we've had since 1961,” explains head of Galveston Beach Patrol Peter Davis. “Looking at the numbers...
  • Houston fire union president resigns over threats

    Houston fire union president resigns over threats

    The president of Houston's fire department union has resigned in the middle of contract negotiations with the city after he says fellow firefighters threatened his family.
    The president of Houston's fire department union has resigned in the middle of contract negotiations with the city after he says fellow firefighters threatened his family.
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  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Ferguson - What now, America?

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Ferguson - What now, America?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:31:27 GMT
    The streets in Ferguson are calming now. The Attorney General of the United States has arrived. The media will soon get distracted with the next catastrophe, and Ferguson will go on. There will be a trial probably. Will it be enough?
    The streets in Ferguson are calming now. The Attorney General of the United States has arrived. The media will soon get distracted with the next catastrophe, and Ferguson will go on. There will be a trial probably. Will it be enough?
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:21:50 GMT
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: NAFTA

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: NAFTA

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-08-14 11:33:57 GMT
    NAFTA is 20 years old. Back then it promised us it would create jobs for all of us and stop the wave of illegal immigration from Mexico. So what happened to those jobs and why are the immigrants still coming?
    NAFTA is 20 years old. Back then it promised us it would create jobs for all of us and stop the wave of illegal immigration from Mexico. So what happened to those jobs and why are the immigrants still coming?
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