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    Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough?

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    Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer.

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    Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

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    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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    Mourners urge black Americans to take action

Mourners urge black Americans to take action

The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.

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55 US schools face federal sex assault probes

From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students.

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    Online anonymous apps can generate  compelling content

Online anonymous apps can generate compelling content

Earlier this year, Annie Hsieh, who works at an Austin startup, downloaded an app called “Secret.”
What intrigued her was the app’s promise of anonymity. It’s a social network, not unlike Twitter, where people post things, but without names and with only vague references to locations.

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    US military sexual assault reports surge 50 percent

US military sexual assault reports surge 50 percent

Reports by members of the military of sexual assaults jumped by an unprecedented 50 percent last year, in what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declared a “clear threat” to both male and female service members’ lives and well-being.

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    Texas vet arrested, suspended for animal cruelty

Texas vet arrested, suspended for animal cruelty

State officials suspended a Texas veterinarian’s license on Thursday after he admitted telling some clients that he would euthanize their pets but instead kept the animals alive in cages for months at his clinic in Fort Worth.

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    Tankers carrying crude oil derail,  burst into flame

Tankers carrying crude oil derail, burst into flame

Authorities were evacuating numerous buildings Wednesday afternoon after several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg, Va., and caught fire along the James River, city officials said.

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