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Brad Cain was in a bad mood. On Friday, his fifth day at Haven for Hope, he was scheduled for three hours of mandatory motivational classes, a requirement that caused him to lament the loss of his time not spent at a job off campus moving furniture. “This whole deal, getting in...
Twenty-year-old Joana Rodriguez had just given birth days earlier when four men busted into her Houston apartment on May 16, 2001, pistol-whipped her husband and abducted her and her newborn. Rodriguez's body was later found in the trunk of a car with a plastic bag over her head...
United and Continental Airlines said on Monday they're forming the world's largest airline in a deal worth about $3 billion. The new airline would jump past Delta Air Lines in size and have flights reaching from Shanghai to South America. The United name will live on, although...
New cabins are going up, ancient bathrooms are being refurbished and campgrounds are being modernized this summer and fall as a long-overdue makeover gains steam at Texas state parks. A new two-dorm group barracks at Cleburne State Park can accommodate 44 guests in bunk beds. A...
Oil spill worse than first thought, lawsuit filed by seafood company, BP accused of not doing enough. One expert warns that the amount of oil spewing from a sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico could be much higher than previously thought. There also are worries that even more could...
The devil may be in the details. But for Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the details spell opportunity on her road back from defeat in the race for Texas governor. The 66-year-old insider is working to parlay the nitty gritty of President Barack Obama's decision to extend space...
It's funny how a choice that makes total sense at the time can turn out so, so badly. For Texas Sen. John Cornyn, such was the case in his early and ardent embrace of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, from which he has spent months backpedaling. Crist was highly popular, so it was a...
Naturalized U.S. citizen Tundee Obazee from Nigeria said he thanks Arizona for its tough new illegal-immigration law because "it forces us to deal with this." The national shouting match over immigration will play out today in a downtown Dallas march. Police are preparing for a...
An army of workers conducted frantic combat on Thursday with booms, chemicals and even fire to limit the damage from a massive oil spill invading the Mississippi River delta. Pushed by swift southeasterly winds, the arrival of the oil slick opened a new chapter in the Deepwater...