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As authorities awaited test results Saturday to determine if BP's disastrous spill in the Gulf is the source of all or just some of the 150 gallons of tar patties that oozed to Texas' coast over the last week, the U.S. Coast Guard stepped up effort to look for signs that trouble...
In a closely watched speech to the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights group, Gov. Rick Perry told members of the National Council of La Raza that the federal government's failure to secure the U.S-Mexico border is to blame for immigration measures like the controversial new...
Doctors in the Dallas area and across Texas are threatening to opt out of Medicaid because of payment cuts, which would further damage the state's already uneven delivery of health care to the poor. The 1 percent trim to provider fees that starts Sept. 1 sounds modest. But...
The delicate work of removing and replacing a cap over the gushing oil well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico began Saturday, with robotic submarines hovering around the site. The hope is to fit a tighter dome that will funnel more oil to collection ships on the surface a mile...
For figure skating, it was the fragile French judge at the 2002 Winter Olympics. For gymnastics, it was Paul Hamm and Yang Tae Young at the 2004 Olympics. Baseball had Jeffrey Maier reaching over the wall to turn an out into a home rum, football had side judge Donald Orr...
A Houston police officer on Friday shot and killed two dogs and wounded a third, all which were charging at him in a southeast Houston neighborhood, officials said. The officer, whose name was not released, was responding to a call that the dogs had attacked a man outside his...
The City of Shavano Park is investigating one of its police officers after a woman claimed the officer pulled her over for an expired registration sticker and threatened to have her deported. City Manager Manuel Longoria Jr. said they launched the informal review after a phone...
For some privileged college students, the financial costs associated with earning a degree bear no real impact. For the rest, however, once they secure their degrees, the actuality of student-loan debt and financial stress sinks in. However, the new rates and repayment changes...
You can't see the oil slick from here, not even a tar ball, but you can feel it. BP's runaway Macondo well is about 250 miles to the northeast, but the effect from it reaches across the Gulf to this $600 million drilling rig sits idle. Noble Corp.'s newest rig arrived here in...