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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Houston man convicted, gets life in slaying over sneakers

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a 21-year-old Houston man of capital murder in the 2012 fatal shooting of a man over a pair of Air Jordan sneakers the man had just bought. Bland automatically received a sentence of life imprisonment without parole since prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Doctor sentenced after victims die from pain drugs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark case that many in the medical community believe will create a chilling effect among physicians across the country. The lengthy prison term was given to Dr. Hsiu-Ying ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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US rig count drops 48 this week to 571; Texas down 19

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571. The Houston firm said Friday 467 rigs sought oil and 104 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices.

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Houston police announce high-tech crime mapping tools

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police are using online technology to make it easier for concerned citizens to track reported crimes in their neighborhoods. Third-party vendors are helping police update crime data every 30 minutes in a more user-friendly format.

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Critics dispute plans to change Rollover Pass near Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A coalition led by owners of property that includes Rollover Pass and land on either side of the man-made channel connecting East Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico says it is prepared to fight a last-ditch legal battle to prevent the state from closing and filling what has been a hugely popular public fishing site ...

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