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Mark Cuban should have been at his best. He had his checkbook, and he was at an auction, and he had the stage. So what happened early Thursday morning, in a Fort Worth courtroom, was an upset that rates with any his basketball teams have suffered. Cuban lost a bidding war. In...
At least a dozen times in the past year, small fortunes in illegal narcotics washed up on Texas beaches after being lost by seaborne smugglers scrambling for new ways into the United States, according to federal officials. The drugs, wrapped in plastic and potentially worth...
Many scientists say they're skeptical of a widely publicized government report Wednesday that concludes that much of the oil that gushed from BP's leaking well is gone and poses little threat to the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
Dell Inc. officials said last month that they planned to acquire some smaller companies to grow the company’s enterprise solutions business. In quick succession in July, Round Rock-based Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) announced buying two California-based companies developing products to...
BP claimed a key victory Wednesday in its effort to plug its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico while the government said the vast majority of oil from the worst offshore spill in U.S. history was already gone. Declaring it a milestone, BP PLC said mud that was forced down...
Hours after a teacher accused of sexually assaulting a former student left a hotel with him, she was seated next to the 12-year-old boy as he drove her SUV and led his father on a high-speed chase on U.S. 90 until Hondo police stopped them. The domino effect of that 3:30 a.m...
Democrat Bill White’s new TV spot features attractive pictures, soothing music and a reassuring bit of biography about the former Houston mayor. The idea is to make voters think good thoughts about White, who’s challenging 10-year incumbent Gov. Rick Perry. But at the same time...
BP was on track Monday to begin a long-awaited procedure to seal the blown-out undersea well that scientists now say poured more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The well has been shut in since July 15 by a temporary set of valves placed on top of the...
An appeals court is scheduled to consider a lawsuit today that challenges the use of race and ethnicity in undergraduate admissions policies at the University of Texas at Austin. A three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to take up the...