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September 2, 2017 3:50 AM HISD to provide free meals to families affected by Harvey

The Houston Independent School District on Saturday will start providing free meals for families affected by Hurricane Harvey at nine sites across the city, according to a news release from the school district. "The Houston community needs our support now more than ever," says HISD Board of Education President Trustee Wanda Adams. "Thousands of families 53

September 1, 2017 10:46 PM UH spearheads relief efforts for Harvey victims

A convoy of seven 18-wheelers pulled into the parking lot of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in north Houston on Friday morning. Each truck was delivering donations and supplies - organized by the University of Houston football program - to aid victims from the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The group of FBS schools in the state 59

September 1, 2017 6:18 PM Dine out to support Harvey relief efforts

Houston restaurants including Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Del Frisco's Grille, and Sullivan's Steakhouse, are offering promotions, matching funds, and holding fundraisers to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Shown: Diners at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House in the Galleria. Houston restaurants including Del Frisco's Double Eagle 78

September 1, 2017 5:36 PM Man with cross tattoo on forehead attempts to kidnap 12-year-old girl in Queens

The suspect was last seen running west on Jamaica Ave. toward 212th St. He was wearing a red T-shirt, cops said. A brute sporting a tattoo of a cross on his forehead tried to grab a 12-year-old girl off a Queens street, police said Friday. The girl was walking with her mom through a Key Food parking lot on Jamaica Ave. near Hempstead Ave. in Queens Village 72

September 1, 2017 1:07 AM Big Food Faces Pressure From Retailers Demanding Discounts

Campbell says failed talks with big retailer on soup promotions will hurt sales America’s packaged-food companies are coming under pressure from retailers who are pushing big brands to lower their prices. On Thursday, Campbell Soup Co. said its sales would suffer this winter because it failed to reach an agreement with a major retailer over promotional 69

August 31, 2017 10:59 PM Newest Astro Cameron Maybin already helping with Hurricane Harvey

The Astros claimed Cameron Maybin off waivers Thursday. Maybin already had Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in the works through his charity The Maybin Mission. “There are no politics in eight feet of water,” she said. “There are human beings in eight feet of water.” "My grandma's sitting here, and my mom's sitting here, and I go home to my seven dogs, and if I didn't 81

August 30, 2017 8:42 PM FDA Approves Pioneering Cancer Treatment With $475,000 Price Tag

Novartis’s Kymriah gets nod for some leukemia patients; uses body’s own cells to fight cancer The Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its kind cancer therapy aimed at bolstering a patient’s own immune cells, while the drugmaker behind the treatment attempted to allay worry over the high cost of the procedure. Swiss pharmaceuticals giant 62

August 30, 2017 7:05 AM Sect leader in abuse case refusing to eat, officials say

GRANTS, N.M. – Officials say a leader of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect facing child sexual abuse charges is refusing to eat. Court documents filed this week say Deborah Green of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps has not eaten any food or drank water for at least three days. A motion filed in the 13th Judicial District Court 78

August 30, 2017 4:37 AM Food delivery worker on bicycle gets lost, ends up in Lincoln Tunnel and receives a summons

The food delivery worker pedaled across the Lincoln Tunnel, ending up in New Jersey and with a summons for trespassing. A hapless food delivery worker got so lost that he bicycled down the length of the Lincoln Tunnel Tuesday night -- only to wind up with a summons instead of a tip for good service, cops said. The 34-year-old cyclist was following the GPS app on his phone 73

August 29, 2017 12:05 AM Houston Chronicle parent donates to Red Cross

Hearst Corp. is donating $1 million to the Greater Houston Red Cross to help with relief efforts across the region. The New York-based owner of the Houston Chronicle and many other media properties also said it would match every dollar its employs donate up to another $1 million. "Our prayers are with the families of those who have lost loved ones," said Hearst 59