Dwight Silverman

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If you’re traveling for the holiday, summon your inner trucker - The Highwayman

Labor Day travel is expected to rise this year as economic worries continue to abate, which means a lot more drivers out there for the holiday. In …

RT @HistoryInPics: An elephant derailed a train while defending his herd in Malaysia, causing 2 deaths, 1894. http://t.co/oMmsf0GVaa

'Patent trolls' put brakes on S.F. transit app

Extortionist lawsuits as business model shouldn't be legal<p>At the outset of 2013, things were rolling along for Aaron Bannert's app.<p>Smart Ride, which provides real-time transit information like the arrival times of San Francisco Muni buses, was growing by 20 percent a month. The free, ad-supported …

Sugar Land inventor’s idea catches what comes out of coughs - The Texican

A TV weatherman and reporter around Texas for 20 years in his previous life, Sugar Land’s John Delatorre is now an inventor who thinks he’s stumbled …

Houston family seeks justice in case of alleged police brutality

An attorney for a Houston family who claims Harris County deputy constables used excessive force while arresting them vowed Saturday night to seek …

Crime

Buck Sloan: musician, veteran, collector

Cutting the Apron Strings (Comic)

Kara Swisher

The Definitive NSA Parody Site Is Actually Informative

When I was working on a story about how much information the NSA data center in Utah might actually hold, a colleague sent me a link to this site, suggesting that the NSA was actually pretty transparent about its plans in Bluffdale. The “nsa.gov1.info” site had maps and photos of the data center, …

Welcome to the United States: Discriminated, detained, searched, interrogated

America may be the land of the free, but upon arrival, millions of visitors cross a legal purgatory at the U.S. border. We explore the worst-case …

Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant and Peter Capaldi star in new BBC drama trailer

"The two of us against the rest of the world," Sherlock tells John in a snippet from series 3 of the detective drama<p>“The thrill of the chase, the …

The conservative crackup: How the Republican Party lost its mind

How a major, diverse political party became so dependent on the Tea Party’s narrow range of strident voices<p>In a recent article, I argued that the Republican Party has been captured by a faction whose political psychology makes it highly intransigent and uninterested in compromise. That article …

This Is Why There Aren't Enough Women In Tech

Last Friday, Valleywag published a post about the tech sector's increasing abuse of the term “culture fit” as a way to discriminate against potential …

Feminism

David Frost dies aged 74

Journalist and broadcaster famed for interviewing US president Richard Nixon in the 1970s dies after suffering heart attack<p>Sir David Frost, the journalist and broadcaster whose lengthy career stretched from cutting-edge 60s satire to heavyweight interviews and celebrity gameshows, has died of a …

As Android Rises, App Makers Tumble Into Google's 'Matrix of Pain'

Here's the good news for Android users: Google's app store, which has lagged behind Apple's in polish and scope, is starting to catch up. More …

Lin: ‘I was supposed to save Houston basketball’ - Ultimate Rockets

A night at the drive-in picture show

Carla Grosvenor loved going to drive-in movies when she was a little girl. But she and her husband, Ronald, had some trouble explaining the concept …

Blockbusters

Who really owns your Twitter account?

Let's imagine you're in marketing and you've built up your presence on Twitter as part of your job. Or maybe you're a recruiter and you've invested a …

Social Media

What should 'accidental cathedral' become?

"We do a lot of work in scary places," said Douglas Smith.<p>He's the vice president of SmartGeometrics, a company whose main business is creating …

Fox Sports 1 debuts Saturday, takes aim at ESPN

Fox Sports 1 launches Saturday morning with Regis Philbin, two dancing Canadian anchormen, Cleatus the Robot, a robust collection of event rights …

Sports Media

Implosion set for former downtown department store building

For the building where generations of Houstonians bought their first suit or a last-minute gift at lunchtime, the end will come at 7:20 a.m. on Sept. …

Urban Design

Tesla will soon be charging into Texas

Luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors will debut its first high-powered charging station in Texas next week, a step toward making city-to-city …

Tesla

A real cat-and-mouse tale

Everybody assumes that country life is peaceful and uneventful, but in fact, there's a pretty high level of drama.<p>Take the field mouse.<p>I walked into …

Pets

Houston study could lead to better allergy treatment

Houston scientists have figured out how to engineer mice exposed to allergens so they don't experience allergic reactions, a breakthrough that …

Immunotherapy

Special prosecutor to investigate Perry veto

A San Antonio judge is expected to name a special prosecutor to review a complaint accusing Gov. Rick Perry of coercing Travis County District …

Corruption

ID a mystery 26 years after human skeleton found in Houston

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>For 26 years, the young man has only been known as John Houston Doe 1987.<p>On Aug. 14, 1987, his skeletal remains were …

Santa Fe

AC repairman helps people chill

Air-conditioner repairman Stuffy Martinez puts his head in his lap and tries to muffle his laughter.<p>Yes, he says when asked, yes, he is Prince …

Prince Charles

For Bezos, The Post represents new frontier

<i>This story was reported by Peter Whoriskey, Brady Dennis, Kimberly Kindy, Holly Yeager, Cecilia Kang and Alice Crites. It was written by Whoriskey. Dennis reported from Seattle.</i><p>One summer day as a kid riding in the back seat of his grandparents’ car, the young Jeff Bezos, a natural at math, made a …

World in 2000 as Predicted in 1910

Illustrations by French artist Villemard in 1910 of how he imagined the future to be in the year 2000.<p>In the 21st century, in order to control …