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January 29, 2018 11:44 PM U.S. to resume refugee admissions from 11 'high-risk' countries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will resume admissions for refugees from 11 countries identified as presenting a high security risk, but with extra vetting for these mostly Middle Eastern and African nations, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. The changes came after a 90-day review of refugee admissions from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North 74

January 25, 2018 11:38 PM U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit UH Law Center Friday

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak to University of Houston law students on Friday. The 12 p.m. event at the University of Houston Law Center, a conversation between Sotomayor and professor Michael Olivas, is free but requires advance registration here. All attendees will be subject to a security screening, according to the law center 56

January 20, 2018 7:13 PM Kanye West Throws Private Screening for Damon Dash's Movie 'Honor Up'

Kanye West threw a party in honor of Damon Dash's new movie -- in which Kanye's an executive producer -- and a bunch of celebs were there ... but definitely not Jay-Z. Ye held a private screening for "Honor Up" Friday night in Calabasas and surprised all the guests with some movie merchandise too. We're told Dame was on hand along with Pusha T, Claudia 46

January 18, 2018 7:49 PM No longer governor, Christie gets regular airport screening

TRENTON, N.J. – Chris Christie is learning life as an airline passenger is different when you're no longer governor. When Christie and his New Jersey State Police security detail arrived at Newark Liberty Airport on Thursday, two days after he left office, they headed to a special access area used by dignitaries for security clearance. But a law enforcement 116

January 12, 2018 3:53 PM Texas Tech student questioned by TSA at airport for doing ‘finger gun’ salute

Diana Durkin said she was pulled out of line at the airport by TSA after she made the Red Raiders ‘hand gun’ gesture to man wearing a Texas Tech sweatshirt. A 19-year-old sophomore from Texas Tech said she was pulled aside by a TSA agent when trying to board a flight over the holidays because she made a gun gesture to a man wearing a Red Raiders sweatshirt 42

January 11, 2018 2:27 PM Pierre McGuire has surgery for prostate cancer

NHL TV analyst Pierre McGuire underwent surgery for prostate cancer but expects to be ready for NBC's coverage of the Olympics. Broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick, who is also a prostate cancer survivor, made the announcement during the "Wednesday Night Rivalry" game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild. McGuire, 56, told USA Today that the cancer 43

January 2, 2018 8:58 PM 'Thelma' benefit screening at Rice January 10

The film is Norway's official Oscar entry in the foreign-language category "Thelma," the film that is Norway's official entry for the foreign-language Oscar this year, screens Jan. 10 at Rice Media Center as a benefit for the Houston Cinema Arts Society, QFest, and DiverseWorks. "Thelma," about a religious girl who denies the feelings she has for another 46

January 2, 2018 3:44 AM Customs processing outage delays international travelers

WASHINGTON – An outage of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's processing system briefly led to delays Monday night for international travelers arriving in the U.S. A spokeswoman for the agency says a two-hour delay starting around 7:30 p.m. EST forced Customs and Border Protection officers to process arriving passengers using backup procedures at some airports 51

December 25, 2017 7:15 PM Tears as Louisa Von Trapp actress tragically dies on Christmas Eve

Heather Menzies-Urich, who played Louisa von Trapp in the "The Sound of Music," is dead at 68. (Reuters) Actress Heather Menzies-Urich who famously played Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 hit film "The Sound of Music" has died at age 68. Heather, who was also the widow of actor Robert Urich, had very recently been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to her son Ryan Urich 83

December 19, 2017 6:09 PM Pam Grier, Cybill Shepherd to appear at Las Cruces Film Fest

Pam Grier, Cybill Shepherd to appear at Las Cruces Film Fest Pam Grier, the star of gritty 1970s Blaxploitation movies like "Foxy Brown" and "Coffy," is scheduled as a guest at the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival. Grier will join Cybill Shepherd, star of the television series "Moonlighting," at the film festival that begins on March 7. Grier 45