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Haya Panjwani

Top Harris County Health Official to step down

In Harris County, throughout the pandemic, one key individual has assisted in advising the county on COVID-19 recovery. Dr. Umair Shah, the primary advisor to County Judge Lina Hidalgo on the coronavirus, is stepping down. 

Two police officers shot, suspect found says HPD Chief Acevedo

One officer has been injured, and another has died in a shooting with a suspect this morning in Southwest Houston. The fallen officer, Sgt. Preston, served for the Houston Police Department for 41 years....

Bodies recovered from Monday building collapse

On Monday afternoon around 2 p.m, a building collapsed near west Houston-- resulting in the deaths of at least three people. All bodies from this collapse were recovered on Wednesday. The...

HISD launches digital learning centers for students lacking tech

HISD or Houston Independent School District has launched digital learning centers for elementary and middle schoolers via their HISD @ H.O.M.E. Learning program. The district opened 36 learning centers at select campuses across...

Fort Bend offers assistance in post-hurricane recovery efforts

In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, parts of Texas and Lousiana have found themselves taking a heavy hit. The storm, which made landfall around 1 a.m in Louisiana, caused mass destruction to parts of...

‘We’re not just basketball players’ – NBA & WNBA postpone games

08/27/2020 06:54 AM The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) postponed all three games on Wednesday (August 26) after the Washington Mystics boycotted their game against the Atlanta Dream to protest racial injustice.

Unrest in parts of Wisconsin after police shoot black man

Protests erupted in the U.S. city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, following a police shooting there of a reportedly unarmed Black man, prompting officials to impose a curfew. The victim, identified by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers as...

Updated: U.N. talks commence in Geneva for Syria and opposition, 3 members test positive for COVID-19

The Syrian Constitutional Committee, which opened its first session in nine months in Geneva on Monday (August 24), is "currently on hold" after three members tested positive for COVID-19, a U.N. statement said. The...

Steve Bannon, architect of Trump’s 2016 win, charged with defrauding border-wall donors

Steve Bannon, an architect of President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory, has been charged with fundraising fraud in a campaign to help Trump build his signature wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. Justice Department said on...

Apple’s stock market value tops $2 trillion

Just two years after Apple became the first publicly listed U.S. company with a $1 trillion stock market value, the iPhone maker has now topped $2 trillion. The Cupertino, California-based company's shares briefly rose as to...

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David Blough, who plays for the Detroit Lions in the NFL, showed just how much he supports his wife, Melissa Gonzalez, when...

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A Belarusian sprinter said she was taken to the airport against her wishes on Sunday (August 1) to board a flight back...

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