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John Kach raised his pants legs to gasps from students at Martin Luther King Academy, where he was driving home the point that even teenagers need to be vaccinated. His prosthetic legs were given to him after his own were amputated — along with all the fingers on both hands. All...
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...
A public meeting to address the future of a South Side cylinder-repair company turned into a fierce grilling session Wednesday night, as community leaders tried to determine how the business had managed to operate without the proper zoning for four years. Though the session...
BP hopes to know by Thursday afternoon whether its latest attempt to plug a blown-out undersea well with heavy mud may finally slow the oil that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC was pumping heavy mud into the leaking well off Louisiana's coast and executives said...
An aide to U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, confirmed that Kaplan’s name has been sent to Obama for consideration. Doggett is chairman of the Democratic members of the Texas House delegation. The aide, Sarah Dohl, said Kaplan was the unanimous choice among those Democratic...
Looking healthy but now medicated for schizophrenia and depression, Hosam "Sam" Smadi politely admitted to a federal judge Wednesday that he tried to blow up the iconic downtown Fountain Place skyscraper last year. But the bomb he planted Sept. 24 under the building – a few...
It was during long flights to the Middle East for goodwill visits to American troops that former astronauts Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan and James Lovell hatched a plan to step out of the pages of history with a mission to change its course once more. The carefully calculated...
Immigration legislation under consideration in several states and similar to the controversial crackdown in Arizona would have a chilling impact on local law enforcement, Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland said Wednesday. McClelland was one of nine police chiefs from major...
President Barack Obama told lawmakers Tuesday he would send up to 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a comprehensive plan to help provide security in light of escalating violence. The administration announced the deployment as part of a $500 million...