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County Moves to Bring Running Water to Family

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Today is World Water Day and while this precious liquid is vital to survive, today, there are still valley residents who don’t have access to these basic services. This is the story of the Espinoza family, whose story we brought you two weeks ago. Fox Reporter, Maricela De La Cruz spoke to county officials and brings us the latest in this case. It’s been more than two decades of daily struggle for the Espinoza’s without the appropriate running water services provided to them but now, they’re a step closer to making that a reality. On March...

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Barn yarn: Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chickens

BY RODRIQUE NGOWI MILTON, Massachusetts (AP) — Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter. The unusual project began after members of a knitting club at Fuller Village, a retirement home in Milton, Massachusetts, heard about the hardships that some chickens suffer this time of year. Certain breeds shed their feathers and grow new plumage in the winter months. Others imported from tropical climates just aren’t suited for the wintry conditions. Organizer Nancy Kearns said the project...

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Matt Reeves steps in to direct ‘The Batman’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct "The Batman" for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film. Reeves, also known for directing "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," said he’s loved the Batman story since he was a child and is honored and excited to "bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen." Affleck, who is also writing the screenplay, dropped out of directing the project in...

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Rep. Paul Ryan Expected to Visit Valley

RGV (KFXV) — We will get more political guests this coming week as House Speaker, Paul Ryan and other lawmakers will be coming to the valley this week. Ryan’s staff is quiet on the details, but other congress members are talking. Texas Congressman, John Carter said one of the goals is to see what can be done about building a wall along the border. Constructing that wall as Fox has reported – a major campaign promise by President Trump, but some Republicans have become concerned about the price tag that could reach more than 20-billion dollars. Some of them...

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Tinder for apes? Dutch orangutans test out computer dating

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — How does a primate find a date when they’re confined to an urban jungle? Orangutans in a Dutch zoo may get a high-tech helping hand thanks to a research project that is being likened to a Tinder dating app for apes. The research at the Apenheul primate park, on the outskirts of the Dutch city of Apeldoorn, is investigating the emotional responses of orangutans and bonobos to images of the same species they are shown on a touch screen. Biologist Thomas Bionda said Wednesday the screen could help determine an ape’s preference between prospective...

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‘Momentous changes’ push back release for Ivanka Trump book

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing “momentous changes” in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book “Women Who Work” from early March to early May. Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, has now scheduled a May 2 sale date. Trump began the project when Donald Trump was a still a long-shot candidate for the White House and she completed it before his stunning victory in November. The May publication will include a preface she wrote after the election. Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, is expected to...

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Time magazine picks 100 most influential photos of all time

NEW YORK (AP) — A single drop of milk. A newborn baby. The ravages of war and terrorism. The defiance of those who protest and the fear of those entrapped. All are included in a multimedia project featuring Time magazine’s most influential images of all time, released Thursday through a new book, videos and a website. Many of the photos or frames from films are familiar, engrained in the collective conscious, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Falling Man," taken on 9/11 by Richard Drew of The Associated Press. Others, and their stories, are little known, such as the tiny snap...

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Monday’s supermoon extra super; closest in nearly 69 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon doesn’t get much bigger and brighter than this. On Monday, Earthlings will be treated to a so-called supermoon – the closest full moon of the year. Monday’s supermoon will be extra super – it will be the closest the moon comes to us in almost 69 years. And it won’t happen again for another 18 years. NASA says closest approach will occur at 6:21 a.m. EST when the moon comes within 221,523 miles (356,508 kilometers). That’s from the center of the Earth to the center of the moon. Full moon will occur...

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Countries OK world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica’s waters reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world’s largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent. The agreement comes after years of diplomatic wrangling and high-level talks between the U.S. and Russia, which has rejected the idea in the past. Proponents of the reserve say it sets a precedent for multiple countries working together to protect a large swath of ocean, which falls outside any single nation’s jurisdiction. The agreement covers an area about twice the size of Texas...

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Elon Musk elaborates on SpaceX’s plan to colonize Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has given more details about his plan to colonize Mars. Musk answered questions on Reddit on Sunday. The session was a follow up to Musk’s comments at a space conference in Mexico last month during which he unveiled his plan to send up to 1 million people to Mars within the next 40 to 100 years. Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet “Battlestar Galactica” style. He elaborated on that plan Sunday, saying an unmanned ship will be sent to Mars with equipment to build a plant to create refueling...

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