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More than 900 Veterans Affairs nurses may be asked to return as much as eight years' worth of salary boosts after federal auditors determined they were given those raises by mistake. In a letter to nurses dated April 19, Marie Weldon, director of the South Texas Veterans Health...
Black community activists, angered by the beating of an African-American juvenile burglary suspect in police custody, called Tuesday for creation of a citizens review panel to combat racial discrimination by Houston police. NAACP leaders, along with representatives of a nearly a...
Looming in the background of any discussion of Internet crime, espionage and warfare is China. Tuesday at the Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in Dallas, China's role in the underworld of cybercrime briefly took center stage. The flashpoint was a panel discussion of how companies...
A man suspected in a string of daytime burglaries was shot and killed by a San Antonio police detective Monday evening during an arrest attempt. Police Chief William McManus said the suspect was trying to flee in a car and was shot because he was attempting to put the car in...
A critical report that could affect the University of Texas system's ability to hire top professors says that an unfair process was used to fire more than 100 faculty members after Hurricane Ike put the UT Medical Branch at Galveston on the verge of bankruptcy. The 22-page...
BP says it is working on at least five possible approaches for halting the spew of oil from a damaged well deep in the Gulf of Mexico that is feeding one of the worst spills in U.S. history. The company says all of the plans are moving forward simultaneously, even though some...
As tech experts from around the world kicked off a cybersecurity conference Monday evening in Dallas, one theme emerged: Online security is everyone's problem. "This is something that affects everything from end users to classified computers and everything in between," said...
The Super Bowl host committee already enlisted the support of mayors from more than 100 local cities, but on Monday, the Legislature was brought into the fold. The committee convened the inaugural meeting of its first-of-a-kind council of state legislators. At least 14 state...
Gov. Rick Perry certainly has taken his shots at Washington officials, labeling them power-grabbing, free-spending socialists. And now he says the feds are firing back. The state lost the $2.6 billion contract for producing Army trucks. The Johnson Space Center is facing the...