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White House energy czar Carol Browner says BP's next effort to contain the oil spewing from a damaged well in the Gulf could result in a temporary 20 percent increase in the flow. BP's latest attempt to stem the leak involves cutting and removing a damaged pipe. Browner said in...
From carwashes to tattoos to bottled water, the list of items and services exempt from the state sales tax totals $30 billion in forgone revenue — a tempting target for some legislators as Texas faces a budget gap as big as $18 billion. But target a tax exemption, and you'll...
A little over a year ago, Edith Paulín stood amid thousands of soon-to-be college graduates on the University of Texas campus, reveling in the pride of being the first in her family to earn a college diploma. In the stands, she spotted her mother and father who had brought her...
On Friday, Mary Miranda lost Pinky, the only one of her dogs still clinging to life a week after being attacked by bees on her property near Castroville. A colony in a neighbor's yard, agitated by the sound of a lawn mower on May 22, went after the young man trying to mow. He...
Thousands of people from around the country marched to the Arizona state Capitol on Saturday to protest the state's tough new crackdown on illegal immigration. Marchers carrying signs, banners and flags from the United States and Mexico filled a five-mile stretch of central...
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...