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Brian Cushing: Houston Texans LB returns from suspension

Brian Cushing: Houston Texans LB returns from suspension

Sports
HOUSTON -- Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing returned to NRG Stadium on Tuesday as his 10-game suspension for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy ended. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell officially reinstated Cushing from his suspension. The Texans were granted a one-week roster exemption that expires Dec. 4. He can be activated at any time. Whether he will return to play this week is still being determined. The former Pro-Bowl selection and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year is in outstanding shape and fully healthy, according to a league source. Cushing met with Texans head coach Bill O'Brien on Tuesday. O'Brien suggested that the Texans are in no rush to get Cushing back on the field and will evaluate his conditioning levels and readiness to play again. "He's bee...
Houston, we have a jetpack problem

Houston, we have a jetpack problem

Technology
An astronaut on a spacewalk was forced to return to the International Space Station after mission control decided his jetpack was not safe.Joe Acaba was five hours into a six-hour maintenance operation on an exterior robotic camera, when Houston decided the handles on the safety unit had "popped out" once too often.The jetpack itself is a back-up safety measure, designed to be used should any or all of the astronaut's multiple "tethers" work themselves loose.Image:International Space Station crew member Joe Acaba was making adjustments to an external camera when Houston advised him to go back insideThere is no suggestion that this had happened, but mission control's prime concern was for the safety of their colleague.Joe Acaba, a teacher-turned-spacewalker, had already accomplished most of...
Roundup: Houston Astros keep Boston Red Sox from clinching AL East

Roundup: Houston Astros keep Boston Red Sox from clinching AL East

Sports
BOSTON -- The Houston Astros kept Boston's champagne on ice and also kept their own hopes for home-field advantage throughout the American League playoffs alive with a 3-2 decision over the Red Sox on Friday night. Houston's second straight win over the Red Sox kept Boston's magic number for clinching the American League East at one, with the New York Yankees winning earlier in the day to stay alive. Still, one Boston win or one New York loss and the Red Sox have their second straight AL East title. The Astros remained one game behind the Cleveland Indians for the league's best record, a deficit that was in reality two games because Cleveland owns the tiebreaker thanks to a 5-1 season series win. Alex Bregman had an RBI single and two-run homer among his three hits and Charlie Morton (14-7...
Houston floods: 'Worst not yet over,' says Texas governor

Houston floods: 'Worst not yet over,' says Texas governor

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTexas Governor Greg Abbott has said "the worst is not yet over" for the south-east of the US state, after devastating Tropical Storm Harvey.Rain continues to fall, he said, and flooding in certain areas may last another week. More than 20 people are reported dead and large parts of Houston, Port Arthur and Beaumont are under water. The storm has now moved to neighbouring Louisiana, where flash-flood warnings have been issued. Texas has carried out more than 8,500 rescues and more than 32,000 people remain in shelters throughout the state, Governor Abbott said. Another 10,000 members of the National Guard are said to be on their way, joining the 14,000 already deployed to tackle the disaster. The National Weather Service said the coastal Cedar ...
Houston flood: Trump visits Texas amid 'epic' rainfall

Houston flood: Trump visits Texas amid 'epic' rainfall

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump is visiting Texas as the state struggles amid record rainfall from a massive storm.He and First Lady Melania Trump flew to Corpus Christi, where Hurricane Harvey first made landfall on Friday.Governor Greg Abbott said he wanted the president to understand the enormous challenges that Texans faced.Unprecedented flooding has driven thousands of people from their homes, particularly in the Houston area where two dams are overflowing.At least 15 people are reported to have died, including six members of the same family whose van was swept away by rising floodwater, and a man in his 60s who apparently drowned while trying to swim to safety. Rescuers are still trying to reach others that remain stranded after the hurricane, no...