Police in Kansas City have arrested the man they say is responsible for a string of highway shootings.
Last minute preparations are underway for Monday's running of the Boston Marathon.
In a letter on Thursday, University of North Texas System Chancellor Lee Jackson suggested that multiple issues with the system's financial accounting are not "long-lasting or permanently damaging."
Autopsies of 7 deceased infants found in a Utah garage are now completed.
Some new numbers released today from a new Texas Tech survey showing some very interesting findings about where Texans stand politically on issues like gay marriage, immigration and who will be the next Governor of Texas.
A 2-year-old little boy fell in his backyard pool in Phoenix, Arizona. When dad called 911, the dispatcher on the line coached him through CPS, saving the child's life.
A Florida father admits to killing his infant son in order to have more time to play video games.
Police in Colorado confirm that marijuana candy may have played a role in the 9-1-1 murder of man's wife. Meantime, man's brother says shooting is "explainable".
A year ago this week a massive blast at a TX plant killed 15 and injured dozens.
Polygamist sect members remove belongings and leaving Warren Jeffs ranch as state takes possession of property.
Man steals car with family's 3 kids inside; kids reunited with parents.
Politics is full of turnarounds, double-crosses and strategic misunderstandings. But a big business group's decision to switch sides in the race for lieutenant governor was a rare exhibition of political hardball.
Former state Rep. Mark Shelton and Tea Party favorite Konni Burton are vying in a Republican runoff election for the state Senate seat left open by Wendy Davis. It's a swing district that both political parties are paying close attention to.
In Garland, north of Dallas, two dozen teachers are on the verge of losing their jobs after the school district's foreign teacher recruitment practices drew federal scrutiny. Garland, however, isn't the only district in the state facing teacher visa problems.
In keeping with a recent and often controversial trend of public universities seeking savings by consolidating services, the Texas A&M University System announced a plan overhaul its IT infrastructure.
Arizona fire officials hire homeless people as fire spotters in area forests.
Democrats are playing defense after a former border sheriff pleaded guilty to federal charges. The news comes after a firestorm over comments Greg Abbott made likening corruption near the Rio Grande to “third-world” conditions.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued a following statement on the one year anniversary of the explosion in West, TX.
Longtime tourism industry professional Jerry Holt of Traders Village was named the 2014 recipient of the Gene Phillips Hospitality Award from the Texas Department of Transportation.
The same voters who responded well to George W. Bush's education policies oppose one of its main components: the standardized tests introduced to make schools more accountable.
Orange County, TX names April "Confederate History and Heritage Month".
During a debate on immigration this week, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick appeared to move away from divisive immigration rhetoric that has drawn fire in the past.
Following the release of a special counsel's report laying out possible grounds for University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment, a legislative committee is proceeding cautiously as it determines its next steps. Emotions on both sides of the debate are high.
A federal judge has denied an El Paso abortion clinic temporary relief from a new state requirement that physicians who provide abortions obtain hospital admitting privileges.
Houston consultant Allen Blakemore on Wednesday evening confirmed that his firm’s bookkeeper created a political committee called Boats 'N Hoes PAC. Blakemore said the committee will be immediately dissolved.
A petition bearing 12,000 signatures calls for Arizona officials to drop criminal charges against Shanesha Taylor. She is the mom arrested on child abuse charges after leaving her two kids in a car during a job interview.
Pennsylvania police officer poses as Amish woman to catch sexual predator.
Too young for cell phones? Sprint targets 5-year-olds with new phone.
A man is choked and eventually dies due to a road rage incident in Houston, Texas.
As a major crude oil bottleneck moves from Oklahoma to the Texas gulf coast, many domestic drillers are ramping up their calls for the repeal of U.S. laws banning most overseas crude exports.
More than $1.6 million from recovery funds now approved for West, TX families.
A state appeals court has thwarted a challenge to a low-level radioactive waste disposal site in West Texas in a ruling that signals growing difficulties for those trying to scrutinize the decisions of Texas' environmental regulators.
Two separate rampage shootings within five years at Killeen’s Fort Hood Army base have sparked renewed discussion over whether those on military bases in Texas should be able to carry concealed handguns. And now, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is seeking a congressional hearing on the matter.
Texas lawmakers working to prevent another deadly explosion.
Officer uses stun gun on student to break up fight.
Pinal County Sheriff's office gets newest crime fighting weapon, James Bond style.
Late freeze has farmers racing to protect their crops.
Not all political candidates are chosen in primary elections. Some get on the November ballot with the votes of fewer people than you might see at a local Tea Party rally.
Supporters of a foster care redesign are hopeful that the program will improve the quality of care for children. But some advocates are raising questions about the program's oversight.
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, eighth-graders in Texas public schools will be required to have graphing calculators or tablets for STAAR assessments. Some poorer school districts are concerned that the mandate ignores fiscal challenges they're already facing.
As Boston prepares for Tuesday's marathon, city leader hold flag raising ceremony to remember victims of last year's bombing.
Gift will establish center to support student recruitment, retention and diversity in Whitacre College of Engineering.
Oklahoma college grants 100-year-old aerospace mechanic birthday wish to fly historic C-3 Biplane.
Ohio judge orders man to admit he's a bully. Forces him to stand on street corner with sign.
Colorado company unveils first age-verifying, pot vending machine.
A possible tornado touches down in Lovelady, Texas.
The bodies of seven infants are found inside a Utah home. The woman, who police believe is their mother, has been arrested.
They had expected to raise $22.7 million before July from special sales taxes on recreational marijuana, but state economist Larson Silbaugh is skeptical.
While efforts to move crude oil to Texas via the controversial Keystone pipeline have drawn the most attention, rail companies are seeing a surge in business transporting large amounts of crude oil by train. In Texas, new infrastructure projects are facilitating the delivery of crude by rail to Gulf Coast refineries.
Not everybody who is upset with property taxes wants them abolished. A new group that started in Houston wants to increase appraised values on commercial property.