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For new college graduates about to enter the working world, it's now time to start thinking about retirement.More specifically, now's the time to start thinking about your financial future so you don't find yourself in trouble as you approach retirement. That means building a...
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison hasn't decided whether to retire at the end of 2012, and the possibility that she'll run again leaves a major question mark over the already competitive field of candidates lined up to replace her. After earlier declining to discuss her plans, saying...
Scientists have tracked ocean temperatures in the hurricane-prone waters of the Atlantic since the end of World War II, but never have they seen a run-up to hurricane season as sobering as this one. The tropics are even warmer than the toasty waters that spurred the 2005...
The state-run facility in Lubbock for the mentally disabled, where outcries of shoddy care and exploitation sparked a federal investigation five years ago, still has big problems, independent monitors reported Thursday. At least 13 employees have been dismissed since July as a...
Even though Texas won't be getting the bulk of the National Guard troops ordered to the U.S.-Mexico border, both candidates for governor refrained from being overly critical of the Obama administration's deployment decision. GOP Gov. Rick Perry said he would wait to see whether...
Globs of sticky brownish ooze soil miles of sensitive shoreline and marsh from Alabama to Louisiana. Pelican rookeries are awash in oil. Oyster beds and shrimp nurseries face certain death. All the while, long, slender barriers intended to protect the shoreline float twisted,...
Describing the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a wake-up call, President Barack Obama on Thursday banned new drilling in deep coastal waters and ordered floating rigs to stop work on some 30 exploratory wells. He also blocked planned drilling in Arctic waters this...
John Kach raised his pants legs to gasps from students at Martin Luther King Academy, where he was driving home the point that even teenagers need to be vaccinated. His prosthetic legs were given to him after his own were amputated — along with all the fingers on both hands. All...
A public meeting to address the future of a South Side cylinder-repair company turned into a fierce grilling session Wednesday night, as community leaders tried to determine how the business had managed to operate without the proper zoning for four years. Though the session...