Houston home-buying frenzy tapers in as New Year begins – Your Houston News

Houston home-buying frenzy tapers in as New Year beginsYour Houston NewsHOUSTON – The Houston housing market exhibited the textbook laws of supply and demand in January as low housing inventory…

1000s Turn Out For San Francisco’s Annual Lunar New Year Parade, Festival – CBS Local

CBS Local… New Year Parade, Festival. February 15, 2014 9:02 PM. View Comments. A parade float moves along Market Street in San Francisco’s celebration of the Year of the Horse…

Rain Possible At San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade – CBS Local

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Despite being in the midst of a drought, people attending the annual Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco on Saturday evening should pack…

Big crowds expected for SF Chinese New Year Parade – abc7news.com

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The Most Dangerous Intersections For Pedestrians In San Francisco – CBS Local

The Most Dangerous Intersections For Pedestrians In San FranciscoCBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Most pedestrians killed were crossing illegally, mid-block. Some are jogging, others were running from someone. The…

Chinese New Year: London parade welcomes Year of the Horse – BBC News

BBC NewsChinese New Year: London parade welcomes Year of the Horse. A dragon is carried during a parade celebrating Chinese New Year Thousands of people have turned out to celebrate…

China celebrates the Year of the Horse – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPeople marked the arrival of a new lunar year across, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Incense filled the air at one of Hong Kong’s best-known temples. Crowds gathered at Wong…

Chinese New Year Sends Laborers Home, Rich Abroad – ABC News

ABC NewsDragging a heavy suitcase through a Shanghai subway station, 17-year-old Linghu Yong prepared himself to cram onto a jam-packed train Thursday for the 30-hour trip home to spend the…

Chinese communities prepare for Lunar New Year – WOI

WOIBEIJING (AP) – Chinese communities around the world are gearing up Thursday for the Lunar New Year holiday that begins at midnight. Mainland China will virtually shut down for the…

11 things to know about Lunar New Year – CNN

CNN(CNN) — It’s that time again: Lunar New Year. Red packets of money will change hands and dragon dances will roar through the streets as people around the world, predominately…

China looks to halt New Year’s fireworks to curb air pollution – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as pine trees are to Christmas. But with smog blanketing many Chinese cities these days, environmental activists, meteorologists…

Lakers-Magic Preview – ESPN

ESPNThe Orlando Magic own the fewest wins in the NBA since New Year’s Eve, but the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers haven’t fared much better. Each team figures to be happy…

Vanessa Hudgens transforms for ‘Gimme Shelter’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – “Just breathe deeply.” That’s one of Vanessa Hudgens’ New Year’s resolutions. The star, 25, has it written in her journal as a reminder to be present, grounded…

Resolution: Let’s all be nicer on San Francisco streets – San Francisco Chronicle

Resolution: Let’s all be nicer on San Francisco streetsSan Francisco ChronicleYou’ve likely made some personal New Year’s resolutions already. Hit the gym more often. Lay off the cronuts. Never, ever…

BOOM years: Las Vegas witnessed implosions of many closed resorts – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-JournalA portion of the Hacienda Hotel still stands after the rest of the structure fell during the New Year’s Eve implosion festivities on the Las Vegas Strip on…

Stars Gather for the Premiere of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” – GossipCenter.com

GossipCenter.comHitting the red carpet for one of the biggest movie events of the New Year, celebrities attended the premiere of action-drama, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” in Hollywood today (January 15).…

Oakland: 17-year-old boy charged with New Year’s Eve killing – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: 17-year-old boy charged with New Year’s Eve killingContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder and will be prosecuted as an adult in the fatal…

Madonna responds to photo controversy – Newsday

NewsdayMadonna sparked controversy while on vacation in Switzerland on New Year’s Eve when she posted a picture of her 13-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie, holding a bottle of gin. The photo,…

Our Nostalgia Addiction – Daily Beast

Our Nostalgia AddictionDaily BeastI flipped on the television on New Year’s Day, bleary-eyed and head throbbing, to discover something dreadful. New York City had become a Dickensian nightmare. Gangs of…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan Reelection Mistruths; Tuman, Siegel Videos

This Oakland News comes from Las Vegas, where I am for the New Media Expo and International CES, or CES 2014, or the Consumer Electronics Show. I have two items…

Did Harry Styles And Kendall Jenner Enjoy Secret New Year’s Celebration … – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseTwitter went into meltdown this week when photos emerged of Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles enjoying a ski holiday together in Mammoth, California. With the rumoured couple not spotted together…

Nets get past Cavaliers for second straight win – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Giving up a big run no longer means giving up for the Brooklyn Nets. The team that not long ago was accused by its coach of accepting…

Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Butt and Toned Abs in Sexy Workout Selfie – E! Online

E! OnlineKim Kardashian’s post-baby workouts are paying off. After hitting the gym Friday in a sheer black workout top and cropped leggings, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star showed…

Amazon’s Bezos suffers kidney stone attack in Galapagos – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and new owner of The Washington Post, suffered a kidney stone attack while celebrating the New Year in the Galapagos Islands and had…

Nuns Miss Pope’s New Year’s Phone Call – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA group of nuns in Spain got quite the New Year’s surprise when they checked their answering machine and realized they had missed a call from the pope.…

5 most incredible discoveries of the week – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAn amazing find by a sharp-eyed astronomer and a bizarre discovery about the pooping habits of dogs are on this week’s list: 1. For 2nd time ever, we saw…

Rail commuters protest at ‘disgusting’ New Year fare rises – Evening Standard

Evening StandardCommuters travelling to London from Dover or Northampton became reluctant members of the “£5,000 club” as season tickets broke the £5,000-a-year barrier for the first time, while Swindon commuters…

Snapchat update planned after user breach – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSnapchat says it will launch a new version of its popular messaging app that lets users opt out of a feature exploited by hackers on New Year’s Eve. The…

Snapchat confirms leak of 4.6M usernames, doesn’t apologize – VentureBeat

VentureBeatGranted, the leak happened late New Year’s Eve, and yesterday was a holiday, so Snapchat’s response isn’t as slow as it might otherwise seem. But the blog post is notable…

Woman lives on Starbucks food for a year because… – CNN

CNNAs New Year’s resolution, Seattle resident Beautiful Existence challenged herself to eat only food from Starbucks for all of 2013. She achieved that. Year-long challenges are a thing she does.…

‘Breaking Bad’ superfan arrested on drug charges – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesOne South Florida superfan of the show “Breaking Bad” has seen his life turn into something out of the show he idolized when he was arrested in the…

Confirmed: Uber driver killed San Francisco girl in accident – VentureBeat

VentureBeatAn Uber driver killed a 6-year-old female pedestrian in a New Year’s Eve traffic accident in San Francisco. Update: The driver was an Uber partner, Uber announced today in an…

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson figure into 2014 storylines – USA TODAY

USA TODAYStorylines, like optimistic resolutions heading into the New Year, are abundant as the PGA Tour resumes its 2013-14 wraparound season Friday in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui,…

Helicopter rescue begins for passengers stuck in Antarctic ice – Reuters

ReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) – A Chinese helicopter has reached a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for nine days and is beginning to pick up 52 passengers who spent Christmas and the…

The Skinny On Teddy – The MMQB

The MMQBIn the coming months, as the 2014 draft nears, we will hear all about Teddy Bridgewater’s lack of arm strength, size and other measurable qualities. But it’s what is…