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Nearly a month into one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history, federal officials say the known death toll of birds and mammals is relatively small, but some damage may be unseen and could worsen now that crude is spreading to more areas rich with wildlife. As rust-colored...
In a response to the dangers of insurgent warfare, Randolph AFB has assigned a new squadron that eventually will train more than 500 airmen annually to fly and operate remote-controlled aircraft. Thursday's reactivation of “The Phantom Knights” — Randolph's 558th Flying Training...
At least four Bexar County employees have been placed on administrative leave in connection with an ongoing, county-wide computer porn investigation. On Monday, the employees — including several supervisors from the Infrastructure Services Department — received letters informing...
Texas leaders, anxious about a widening budget gap, ordered state agencies today to cut spending by $1.2 billion. While public schools, prisons, home care for the frail and institutions for vulnerable Texans largely escaped reductions, leaders approved scores of cuts, including...
Leave Susan B. Anthony alone! In his latest effort to rid Texas schoolrooms of any lessons that don't promote religious conservatism, the former chairman of the State Board of Education has picked on the wrong woman. Ninety years after women finally won the right to vote in...
President Barack Obama shuns talk of a "war on drugs." But when he welcomes Mexican President Felipe Calderón to the White House today, that nation's bloody fight with drug cartels – and its implications for U.S. security and immigration policy – will be a top agenda item. The...
When social conservatives on the State Board of Education put the final touches on social studies curriculum standards this week, it will be a significant victory in their years-long push to imprint their beliefs upon what Texas students learn. But it could also be the peak of...
A former safety consultant for BP asked a federal judge Monday to order the oil giant to cease drilling at its Atlantis platform in the Gulf, citing federal regulators' failure to investigate potential dangers at the site — described by BP as the deepest off-shore well in the...
Texas doctors are opting out of Medicare at alarming rates, frustrated by reimbursement cuts they say make participation in government-funded care of seniors unaffordable. Two years after a survey found nearly half of Texas doctors weren't taking some new Medicare patients, new...