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  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:10 PM
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says the Catholic Church's objection to a contraception requirement under the Affordable Care Act was raised during President Barack Obama's visit. 
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:26 AM
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama and the Vatican gave distinctly different accounts of the president's audience with Pope Francis, with Obama stressing their common ground over issues of poverty and inequality and Vatican officials emphasizing sharp differences over abortion and birth control. 
  •  George P Bush begins political career
    Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:34 PM
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — George P. Bush took the first step toward continuing his family's political dynasty Tuesday, shaking off an under-funded primary challenger and securing the Republican nomination for the little-known but powerful post of Texas land commissioner. 
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:03 PM
    Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.06/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas. 
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:21 AM
    That drone you might have spotted hovering and zipping around the Sochi Olympic slopes isn't searching for terrorists or protesters hiding behind the fir trees.

    It's being used to transmit live video of snowboard and ski jump competitions to a screen near you.

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:19 AM
    The number of Texas high school graduates passing advanced placement exams has improved to just below the national average. 
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:17 AM
    Some schools in Texas have delayed opening amid wintry conditions that slowed travel and left an emergency responder dead. 
  • Friday, January 31, 2014 4:59 PM
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Board of Education approved tighter rules on Friday dictating who can serve on volunteer panels that scrutinize textbooks, a move that could soften longstanding and often heated ideological fights over what students learn in public schools. 
  • Monday, January 27, 2014 9:16 AM
    There's only so much that President Barack Obama can do to help his party this year. Six years in, he's less popular than before, and aside from fundraising, his value on the campaign trail is limited, especially in the places that matter most for Democrats.

    But the president can set the tone — and in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Obama will deliver the opening salvo in a yearlong fight for control of Congress. Although not explicitly political, the speech before millions will frame an economic argument that Democrats hope will resonate with voters in races across the country.

  • Monday, January 27, 2014 9:14 AM
    Another winter day, another below-zero high for many parts of the Midwest.

    The deep freeze has returned, bringing with it wind chills ranging from the negative teens to 40s, cancelations of schools and trains, and signs of resignation from parents forced to bring kids to work and residents who are tired of bundling up.

  • Monday, January 27, 2014 9:13 AM
    Leave it to Peyton Manning to put everything in perspective.

    "The Super Bowl is a big deal," the Broncos' record-setting quarterback said Sunday after his team arrived in a frozen Big Apple — well, across the icy Hudson River in New Jersey, actually.

  • Friday, January 24, 2014 5:12 PM
    Yards from the finish line, farm bill negotiators are struggling with two final issues — dairy and payment limits — each of which takes Congress back full circle to the question asked when the whole debate began two years ago. 
  • Friday, January 24, 2014 5:00 PM
    U.N withdraws Iran's peace talk invitation 
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:14 PM


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:12 PM


    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national moved a step closer to lethal injection Wednesday when a federal appeals court rejected a claim that he was mentally impaired and ineligible to be put to death for the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer 20 years ago.