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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...
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...
BP officials insist safety was a top priority on the Macondo drilling project more than 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana, but there were plenty of reasons for the oil giant to want to cut corners to save time and money. The drilling rig cost BP about $530,000 per day to lease...
At least 50 South Texas activists, most of them from San Antonio, are in Phoenix today for the “National Day of Action against SB 1070,” a protest drawing participants from across the United States opposed to Arizona's new immigration law. Representing a coalition of social...
Scientists have tracked ocean temperatures in the hurricane-prone waters of the Atlantic since the end of World War II, but never have they seen a run-up to hurricane season as sobering as this one. The tropics are even warmer than the toasty waters that spurred the 2005...
The state-run facility in Lubbock for the mentally disabled, where outcries of shoddy care and exploitation sparked a federal investigation five years ago, still has big problems, independent monitors reported Thursday. At least 13 employees have been dismissed since July as a...
Even though Texas won't be getting the bulk of the National Guard troops ordered to the U.S.-Mexico border, both candidates for governor refrained from being overly critical of the Obama administration's deployment decision. GOP Gov. Rick Perry said he would wait to see whether...