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Ron Paul is hopeful that the more structured organization of Iowa supporters he has built in his second bid for the Republican nomination will turn out big in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses. "We, the people, are growing and I'm optimistic,'' Paul told an audience in...
Rick Perry arrived in Iowa last August like the rock star of the Republican presidential race. He is trying to make his departure a more discreet affair. The Texas governor prepared a last-minute push to avoid an embarrassing showing in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, meeting with his...
Authorities have charged a member of the U.S. military arrested after trying to go through a security checkpoint at a Texas airport with explosives in military-grade wrapping. The FBI says the suspect is 30-year-old Trey Scott Atwater. Atwater was stopped at Midland...
Get ready to pay more for Powerball: Ticket prices are going up to $2. Lottery organizers hope the price change will entice more people to play because jackpots are getting bigger and the odds of winning are improving. The move is a strategy to differentiate the game from Mega...
Exxon Mobil Corp. says an international arbitration body has awarded the company nearly $908 million in a dispute with Venezuela over compensation for the nationalization of its assets. Exxon Mobil says the International Chamber of Commerce has confirmed that the state oil...
Pope Benedict XVI has named a married priest who converted from Anglicanism to head the first organizational structure in the U.S. for converts wanting to retain some of their Anglican heritage. The Vatican said Sunday that the Rev. Jeffrey Neil Steenson, a former rector at an...
Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on Wednesday assailed Ron Paul for saying the U.S. has no business bombing Iran to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, drawing a sharp contrast with their rising rival as he returned to Iowa days before the lead-...
A Brownsville man is in federal custody facing charges of misrepresenting himself as a doctor and researcher to run an illegal stem cell mail business. The FBI arrested 52-year-old Francisco Morales in Brownsville last week. A magistrate ordered him held without bond and be...
A federal appeals court has refused appeals from two Texas death row inmates, including one condemned for killing a corrections officer 12 years ago while already serving a life sentence for murder. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected arguments from 32-year-old...