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The pressure on BP's Macondo well continued to rise slowly overnight, now sitting at about 6,745 pounds per square inch, with no signs of leaks, BP's Kent Wells said in a morning briefing. "The test is not over, we've not made any final conclusion, but at this point there's no...
So far this year, 12 Fort Hood soldiers have committed suicide. That's one more than in all of 2009 and puts the post on course to shatter its all-time mark of 14 in a year. Also, two other deaths are being investigated as suicides. The post, home to two first-to-fight divisions...
Hours before Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters and her 19-year-old daughter, Corinne, were found fatally shot in their home, City Manager Clay Phillips asked the city attorney to investigate Peters' use of her city-issued credit card. Phillips said late Thursday that he tried...
BP finally gained control over one of America's biggest environmental catastrophes by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway geyser that has been gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico since early spring, though no one was declaring victory just yet. http://www.star-...
An anonymous tip led investigators and Precinct 1 constable deputies to a home Thursday in Crosby, where they discovered about 1,000 animals held in cramped and filthy cages, officials said. The animals, which include several hundred birds, along with dozens of dogs, rabbits and...
Those old enough to call it a career and retire instead are continuing to work, and now surpass teenagers in the national labor force for the first time in at least 61 years. This historic transition occurred last year and there's little indication it will reverse course any...
Cagey Mexican drug cartel farmers appear to be back at work growing marijuana in thickly forested areas in North Texas, law enforcement officials say. It's still early in the growing season, but the Ellis County Sheriff's Department has already unearthed nearly 30,000 high-grade...
BP said late last night it found a leak in one line of its new capping stack, leading it to delay the Gulf of Mexico well integrity tests. The middle ram had been closed on the stack -- which was installed on top of the damaged blowout preventer on the Macondo well -- but a leak...
Just got back home from summer vacation? You might want to check your credit card statement more closely than usual, law enforcement officials say. A series of identity-theft cases have surfaced in San Antonio involving credit card numbers and other personal information, the...