A ‘deeply concerned’ Obama warns Russia against action in Crimea – Washington Post

Washington PostSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Heightened Russian military activity in Crimea on Friday prompted a stern warning from President Obama and a deepening sense of crisis among the leaders of the…

Students send drone out to film sights over Houston – Houston Chronicle

Students send drone out to film sights over HoustonHouston ChronicleA recent YouTube video showcased just what a drone and a camera together can reveal, with a bird’s eye view of…

Ousted Ukrainian president blasts opposition, as Russian forces reportedly enter … – Fox News

Fox NewsOusted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych surfaced in Russia Friday, thundering defiantly against the “pro-fascist hooligans” who drove him from office, as Russian armored vehicles rumbled across Crimea and reports…

$60M Texas HS football stadium forced to close – Houston Chronicle

$60M Texas HS football stadium forced to closeHouston ChronicleALLEN, Texas (AP) — A $60 million Texas high school stadium that got national attention for its grandeur and price tag will…

New ABC series now in Houston scouting for filming locations – Houston Chronicle

New ABC series now in Houston scouting for filming locationsHouston ChronicleThe source material for the series is a best-selling book written by Lily Koppel, chronicling the real lives of the…

Activists reach Pakistan capital after long march – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleISLAMABAD (AP) — A group of Baluch activists are finishing a nearly 3,000-kilometer (1,900-mile) protest march across Pakistan over their claims of abuses by the country’s security forces. Right…

Houston is a great place to live if you’re cheap (er, we mean ‘frugal’) – Houston Chronicle

Houston is a great place to live if you’re cheap (er, we mean ‘frugal’)Houston ChronicleWhether you consider yourself fiscally responsible or just flat-out cheap, Houston is a great place to…

Belfort gives up title shot after Nevada bans TRT – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleVitor Belfort has dropped out of his upcoming UFC middleweight title shot a few hours after the Nevada Athletic Commission banned testosterone replacement therapy. Belfort was scheduled to fight…

Houston College Classic field boasts 6 impressive résumés – Houston Chronicle

Houston College Classic field boasts 6 impressive résumésHouston ChronicleFor the past 13 years, the Houston College Classic has been a who’s who of college baseball. “It’s the premier tournament in…

Man charged with murder in southwest Houston stabbing – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleA 26-year-old Houston man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of another man at a southwest Houston apartment complex. Walter R. Sam Jr. was arrested Feb.…

rider dies on trail to RodeoHouston – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleThe Beaumont-area riders started their trek to Houston on Feb. 23 and were set to arrive Friday morning. The Northeastern Trail Ride, founded in Cheek, Texas, in 1982, had…

Tiger Woods has up-and-down day at Honda Classic – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – World No. 1 Tiger Woods made some superb up-and-downs to save par to keep momentum on his side during Thursday’s first round of the…

Cop opens fire at downtown Starbucks – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleA Houston police officer shot a robbery suspect Thursday morning outside a downtown coffee shop. The shooting happened about 9:25 a.m. outside the Starbucks at 1000 Dallas near Main,…

Need To Know: Allison Williams Gets Engaged; Solange, Jessica Alba Hang In … – MTV.com

MTV.comWhat do you get when you cross Paris Fashion Week with affordable Swedish retailer H&M? Only the most celeb-packed runway event of the year. Back across the pond, two stars…

Gay Houston couples cheer same-sex marriage ruling – Houston Chronicle

Gay Houston couples cheer same-sex marriage rulingHouston ChronicleNews of a judicial blow to Texas’ ban on same-sex unions brought jubilation to Houston-area gay couples who want to marry in the…

Houston police to disabled vet blocked from restaurant: ‘You don’t need a dog’ – Houston Chronicle

Houston police to disabled vet blocked from restaurant: ‘You don’t need a dog’Houston ChronicleLess than a year after Gov. Rick Perry’s high-profile announcement of a new law protecting people with…

Texas’ ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional – Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle“The Supreme Court will have to resolve this,” said Blackman, a professor at Houston’s South Texas College of Law. “They’ll have the one from Utah, the one from Virginia,…

Abbott, Houston DA announce domestic violence sweep – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleIt was the kind of violent display that landed Blake on Harris County’s Most Wanted Fugitives list and brought Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott to Houston…

Suspect jailed in cab driver’s slaying in SW Houston – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleJock Quinn Wilson is charged with capital murder in the slaying of Donalvon Odell Rhyne in front of the Camden Vanderbilt apartments at 7300 Brompton near Bellefontaine, according to…

The ‘Bachelor’ dumped again, but not by KC’s Nikki Ferrell – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarWarning: This story contains spoilers about Tuesday night’s episode of “The Bachelor.” Keep your besitos to yourself! Andi Dorfman became yet another “Bachelor” contestant to dump Juan Pablo…

CPS taking custody of baby found in apartment trash – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleInvestigators later located and interviewed the newborn’s 16-year-old mother, who admitted putting the baby in the dumpster, said Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties. Police released few additional details…

Cornerbacks Dennard, Gilbert could be what Bears are looking for – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesWhen Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert met at the College Football Awards in December, Dennard coined a nickname for Gilbert: “Pretty Boy.” “He…

Whoops! TV crew airs nude man live at Galveston Mardi Gras – Houston Chronicle

Whoops! TV crew airs nude man live at Galveston Mardi GrasHouston ChronicleAt the end of the segment, as Ptashkin kicks back to the folks in Houston, a pair of pale…

Governors erupt in partisan dispute at White House – Houston Chronicle

Governors erupt in partisan dispute at White HouseHouston ChronicleWASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break…

Thick fog slows Houston drive time, delays coastal shipping – Houston Chronicle

Thick fog slows Houston drive time, delays coastal shippingHouston ChronicleA dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. throughout the region, including Houston, Pasadena, Missouri City, Pearland and Sugar…

‘Humiliating’ Houston incidents highlight problem of easily faked service dogs – Houston Chronicle

‘Humiliating’ Houston incidents highlight problem of easily faked service dogsHouston ChronicleService dog owners and training organizations are calling for new rules to stop the sale of fake service dog vests…

Surveillance video tells story of Houston cabbie’s slaying – Houston Chronicle

Surveillance video tells story of Houston cabbie’s slayingHouston ChronicleThe body of Donalvon Odell Rhyne was discovered about 7 a.m. Friday slumped behind the steering wheel of his United Cab in…

“Bigfoot” draws hundreds in Houston debut – Houston Chronicle

“Bigfoot” draws hundreds in Houston debutHouston ChronicleThe dubious display of so-called Bigfoot drew about 800 people to Trader’s Village in northwest Harris County Sunday, during the first, and unexpected, Houston…

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found dead – Houston Chronicle

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found deadHouston ChronicleSYDNEY (AP) — Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been…

Ukraine’s new rulers dismantle Yanukovich power structure – Reuters

ReutersKIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new rulers, just 24 hours after ousting President Viktor Yanukovich, began speedily to unstitch his power structure on Sunday, appointing a provisional leader to replace him…

With Syracuse Battling, It Is Boeheim Who Loses His Cool – New York Times

New York TimesDURHAM, N.C. — Forward C. J. Fair had never played at Cameron Indoor Stadium before Saturday night. Point guard Tyler Ennis had never dribbled on Coach K Court.…

Mexico’s Sinaloa drug chief arrested – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleMEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel who was the world’s most powerful drug lord was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a condominium…

Master-planned community tour in April billed as Houston’s biggest – Houston Chronicle

Master-planned community tour in April billed as Houston’s biggestHouston ChronicleThe Johnson Development Corp., whose planned communities are scattered throughout the Houston area, has announced a 500-home tour for April weekends.…

What they’re saying about Ted – Houston Chronicle

What they’re saying about TedHouston ChronicleRocker Ted Nugent has apologized – well, sort of – for calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel,” but the outrage it caused on both…

Houston police investigate separate fatal shootings of cab driver, man in ditch – Houston Chronicle

Houston police investigate separate fatal shootings of cab driver, man in ditchHouston ChronicleIn the most recent case, a cab driver was discovered dead about 7:20 a.m. slumped over in his…