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BP worked on Friday to thread a mile-deep needle it hopes will help sew up a massive oil spill, and it received federal approval to inject chemical dispersants at the site of the leaking well in an attempt to dissolve the crude before it can rise and further threaten shorelines...
A group of Dallas-area business leaders and sports enthusiasts already has the Olympic spirit for 2020, firing up an early grass-roots campaign to bring those Games to North Texas. "We wanted to do whatever we could do to put Dallas at the forefront for 2020 bid or whenever the...
A little more than two years ago, when Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins announced that 15 long-hidden boxes of materials relating to the Kennedy assassination would go to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, it seemed like a big win for the local team. Sixth...
Exclusively Sunday in the Houston Chronicle: The Bushes are gone, Lone Star lobbyists are scarce, and Democrats rule in D.C. It’s now left to these top power brokers to represent Texas on Capitol Hill. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/side/7001934.html
Three former Texas Mexican Mafia hit men engaged in a matter-of-fact, businesslike tone Thursday as they methodically described for federal jurors their participation in five San Antonio slayings. Onetime mafia sergeant Ricardo Saenz said he agreed to testify against three high-...
After a record year, fewer active-duty soldiers are killing themselves, but more suicides are being seen among reservists and National Guard members who are back in civilian life. A Pentagon task force studying suicides in the ranks tied the grim revelation to an economy still...
A group of religious leaders urged the State Board of Education on Wednesday to reverse an earlier decision and require high school students to study the constitutional protections for religious freedom in the U.S. Members of the Texas Faith Network criticized the social...
Three state agencies pledged Wednesday to improve responses to abuse allegations at nursing homes, after legislators raised pointed questions about safety and management at two state-owned facilities for veterans. One of the main changes is for the state agency in charge of...
From the Mississippi River Delta to the sandy beaches of the Florida Panhandle, folks are scrambling to place enough boom to protect their shorelines from the massive oil slick creeping toward the Gulf Coast. So far, more than 225 miles of the floating barriers have been put out...