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Waypoint is moving into managing student properties. "It's a growing industry because people feel like it's recession-proof," said Waypoint Student Living Senior Vice President Jason White.

BOSTON - Alex Cora brought a new voice and culture to the Boston Red Sox that helped propel them to their latest World Series title. The Red Sox rewarded him for bringing home a championship in his first year with the team by giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season. The deal containing the extension was announced Wednesday by Boston also includes a club option for 2022. In his rookie season as a major league manager…

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A failed apartment-rehabilitation project by acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was a missed opportunity to preserve affordable housing in a rapidly gentrifying Des Moines neighborhood, a city official said Wednesday
Whitaker abandoned the project in 2016 after 3 ½ years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, said Chris Johansen, the city's community development director. The developer who took over the…

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV's "Little House on the Prairie," has died, a representative said Wednesday. She was 93
MacGregor died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community in Los Angeles, said Tony Sears, who is acting as her attorney
While her onscreen nasty daughter Nellie Oleson was the character viewers most loved…

Sales of single-family homes turned up in October, a sign that higher mortgage rates may be compelling Houstonians to buy before rates go even higher.

After establishing the early lead, Rice gave it up and didn't get it back in a 79-68 loss to the University of Houston at H&PE Arena on Wednesday.

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local)
9:20 p.m
The European Parliament's Brexit point-man Guy Verhofstadt is welcoming the draft withdrawal agreement governing Britain's departure but says he still regrets that the country is leaving.
Verhofstadt tweeted Wednesday that "while I hope one day the U.K. will return, in the meantime this agreement will make a Brexit possible."
He says it will…

Preston Landon Marshall, the grandson of the late Houston business tycoon J. Howard Marshall, was found not guilty Wednesday after he took the witness stand and strongly denied head-butting and slapping his estranged wife during a domestic fight last year
Marshall was the star witness in his own defense in a three-day criminal trial that included lavish details of drunken meetings at the Petroleum Club, days…

University of Houston regents are expected to select the future site of a planned medical school Thursday, either a 43-acre tract of undeveloped land near MacGregor Park at Wheeler Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard near campus or a property at Moursund Street and Braeswood Boulevard in the Texas Medical Center.

For the last 13 years, Fresh Arts in Houston has been putting on the Winter Holiday Market, also affectionately known as WHAM. As this year's WHAM approaches on November 16-18 ...

Property owner Amir Qureshi and neighbors will have a chance to voice their opinions in front of the Pearland City Council Monday.

The Katy Independent School District Fine Arts Department has announced the winners of its first annual "plein air" event at Willow Fork Park.

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said forward Gerald Green will be "questionable, if not doubtful," for Thursday's game against the Warriors at Toyota Center.

Delindsey Mack's family isn't talking on camera, but they said they're afraid of being in the middle of a gang war.

VIDEO: Improve your putting stroke path to start every putt on your intended line and increase your chances of draining more putts.

As climate change warms ocean temperatures, scientists and environmentalists worry that lionfish, “the cockroaches of the sea,” will destroy coral reefs and ecosystems throughout the Gulf of Mexico, including at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

Kiki Maroon was an alcoholic stripping clown. And, as you can imagine, she has a lot of stories, some of which she actually remembers. That’s her line. And if that’s not enough to get you interested in her podcast, “Clown, Interupted,” then you might be dead. Check your pulse right now. Make sure. For the rest of us, here’s an introduction to one of Houston’s more colorful characters — with or without the makeup; a comedienne and burlesque performer known in some circles…

When/where: 7 p.m. Thursday; TDECU Stadium
TV/radio: ESPN, KPRC 950 AM
Records: Tulane (5-5 overall, 4-2 AAC), Houston (7-3 overall, 4-2 AAC)

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November 13, 2018 - Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison says complacency is stopping job seekers from taking advantage of better opportunities.