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October 23, 2017 4:51 PM Ill-Timed Uber Investment Roils a Giant Saudi Fund

Questions about fund also center on how much money it has to invest RIYADH—Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Public Investment Fund is poised to become one of the world’s biggest investors. But the PIF, as it is known, is off to a rocky start: After struggling to calculate its own value, it is mired in conflict over disappointing investments, including in Uber Technologies 16

October 23, 2017 3:59 PM Heat's Hassan Whiteside remains out with bruised left knee

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is missing his second straight game, sitting out Monday's matchup with the Atlanta Hawks with a bruised left knee. Whiteside got hurt in Miami's season-opening loss at Orlando, a game where he finished with 26 points and 22 rebounds. He is listed as day-to-day and will be re-evaluated before Miami's Wednesday 13

October 23, 2017 2:35 PM Montrose condo project embraces neighborhood history

A developer is resurrecting a high-end residential project planned in Montrose with a slightly different twist. Three years ago Houston developer Butler Brothers proposed a 14-unit condominium building on the site at 2312 Commonwealth and Fairview. The project was called Flats on Fairview. Now a group called Midtown/Uptown Development Partners is launching 12

October 23, 2017 5:23 AM Japan Election Vindicates Shinzo Abe as His Party Wins Big

Amending the Constitution requires the support of two-thirds of both houses of Parliament. Mr. Abe’s party and its allies had those numbers before Sunday’s elections, but the prime minister’s political woes earlier this year, along with the public’s doubts about a constitutional change, created the possibility that he would lose the supermajority in the lower 19

October 22, 2017 7:24 PM Rockets struggling mightily on offense

Houston Rockets guard Demetrius Jackson (2) makes a pass under the pressure of Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) during the second half of the game Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Toyota Center in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson (33) bows his head during the national anthem right before 21

October 22, 2017 3:53 PM Police warn public away from central England shopping center

LONDON – Police in central England are warning the public to stay away from a shopping center where British media report a man with a shotgun has taken hostages at a bowling alley. The Warwickshire Police department said on Twitter that its officers were dealing Sunday afternoon with an "ongoing incident" in Nuneaton, near the city of Birmingham. It did not provide 20

October 22, 2017 1:30 PM Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

TOKYO (Reuters) - A typhoon roared towards Japan’s main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights. One man was killed under scaffolding that collapsed in high winds and a fisherman was killed as he tended to his boat, Kyodo news agency 22

October 22, 2017 10:20 AM 38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment

He prowled the streets of Manhattan looking for attractive young women, usually in their early 20s, sometimes college students, on occasion a high schooler. He approached them in Central Park, standing in line at a bank or drug store or at a copy center while they worked on their resumes. His opening line had a few variations. One went: “My name’s James 13

October 22, 2017 3:22 AM Astros' Charlie Morton answers the bell in Game 7

Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) walks off of the field after striking out New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) during the second inning of Game 7 of the ALCS at Minute Maid Park, Satuday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) walks off of the field 21

October 21, 2017 11:37 PM Celebrities come out for Maxim's annual Halloween party

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Lindsey Pelas arrives at the 2017 Maxim Halloween Party at Los Angeles Center Studios on October 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Jessica Cribbon arrives at the 2017 MAXIM Halloween Party at LA Center Studios on October 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California 21