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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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