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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...
United and Continental Airlines said on Monday they're forming the world's largest airline in a deal worth about $3 billion. The new airline would jump past Delta Air Lines in size and have flights reaching from Shanghai to South America. The United name will live on, although...
New cabins are going up, ancient bathrooms are being refurbished and campgrounds are being modernized this summer and fall as a long-overdue makeover gains steam at Texas state parks. A new two-dorm group barracks at Cleburne State Park can accommodate 44 guests in bunk beds. A...
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...
If you've been anywhere around town, especially downtown, you've seen the grackles. Lined up on a wire, dropping their dinner on you from a tree, or cackling about it afterwards. One man says he's got a way to keep them away. James Irby has more. http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/...