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ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands — Against the roiling backdrop of unsubstantiated accusations, ugly chat-room rumors and persistent scrutiny from his sport's anti-doping forces, Lance Armstrong embarks upon his last ride into cycling's sunset Saturday in the unfamiliar role of...
With hurricane-whipped waves pushing more oil onto the Gulf of Mexico's once-white beaches, the government pinned its latest cleanup hopes Wednesday on a huge new piece of equipment: the world's largest oil-skimming vessel. As the monstrous vessel made its way toward the Gulf...
The cash-strapped city of Dallas could owe the federal government $40 million or more if a whistle-blower lawsuit's allegations of fraud involving billing for ambulance services prove true. While the city says the specific amount it may owe the government has not been determined...
A Galveston County deputy constable helped a woman deliver her baby on the side of the Gulf Freeway in League City. KPRC Local 2 reported that Deputy Constable Dennis Murphy was the first on the scene Tuesdsay morning when a call came in that a woman was giving birth in her car...
A San Antonio man was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for his role in a series of bizarre cat mutilations three years ago that garnered national attention. Jordan Scott Mitchell, 24, pleaded no contest to three counts of animal cruelty in February for the torture...
Job applicants with some criminal history on their résumés have no problem getting approved to work among the state's most vulnerable foster care children, according to a Houston Chronicle/Texas Tribune investigation. A review of background check letters the Department of Family...
When Congress approved the $787 billion stimulus program last year for “shovel-ready” projects that could start immediately, San Antonio had one that was set to go. Trouble is, the federal government won’t let the city get started. The city was poised to spend its own money to...
A state lawmaker criticized a system to help Texans receive rebates for energy-efficient appliances as a "complete failure" Tuesday. The program run by Comptroller Susan Combs' office this spring frustrated thousands of Texans for several hours on April 7, when they tried to...
The city of Dallas plans to hire an outside investigator to examine the circumstances surrounding the decision by two top police commanders to provide an escort for Friday's funeral procession for Police Chief David Brown's son, who killed a Lancaster officer and an innocent...