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Dallas ISD has failed to install fire alarms in hundreds of portable buildings across the district, violating fire codes and leaving students without the built-in protection of blaring alerts that signal a blaze on campus. The potentially dangerous situation has been neglected...
A BP executive says BP will learn from its failed attempts to stop the Gulf oil spill and apply those lessons to its next try. BP managing director Robert Dudley says unmanned submarines working a mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico will try to saw through a leaking...
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...
BP officials insist safety was a top priority on the Macondo drilling project more than 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana, but there were plenty of reasons for the oil giant to want to cut corners to save time and money. The drilling rig cost BP about $530,000 per day to lease...
At least 50 South Texas activists, most of them from San Antonio, are in Phoenix today for the “National Day of Action against SB 1070,” a protest drawing participants from across the United States opposed to Arizona's new immigration law. Representing a coalition of social...
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...
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...