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Operator of train that jumped tracks at Chicago's O'Hare Airport fired

The driver of a train that jumped the tracks last month at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport -- after having reportedly "dozed off" -- has been fired, a transit authority spokeswoman said Friday.

Craft brewers seek further reforms from lawmakers

The 2013 legislative session, which featured the largest overhaul of the beer industry since 1993, was viewed by many observers as a watershed moment for craft brewers in Texas.

Galveston Bay oil spill leaves hundreds of birds oiled

Coast Guard crews and wildlife advocates have recovered or spotted hundreds of shorebirds covered in oil in the aftermath of a collision late last month between two ships in Galveston Bay that resulted in a spill of up to 168,000 ga

Is Internet driving Letterman away?

Editor's note: David Bianculli is founder and editor of and teaches TV and film at Rowan University in New Jersey.

Army: Possible altercation 'immediately preceded' Fort Hood shooting

As the community reels from a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, investigators are grappling for answers on why Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire against fellow soldiers.

E-cigs' liquid nicotine causing poisonings

Health officials are reporting a surge in the number of liquid nicotine poisonings from E-cigarettes and children are particularly at risk. That's according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

Report: Texas public school enrollment tops 5 million


David Letterman announces retirement

After appearing on late night television for more than 30 years now, David Letterman announced that he will retire next year. Letterman's current contract expires in 2015 and he will not renew it.

You may notice something different next time you walk down the cereal aisle

If you're heading to the grocery store anytime soon, this story may change the way you look at the cereal aisle because the cereal boxes are actually looking at you.  

'Shocking' report on CIA interrogation closer to public release

(CNN) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday for the public release of key parts of a report on the notorious CIA detention and interrogation program launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

The Department of Defense honored three women yesterday, for their exceptional character, courage, and commitment to Army values.

Skydiver participating in world record attempt falls to her death

A German skydiver who was participating in a 222-person jump in Arizona was killed Thursday when her main parachute malfunctioned, officials said. Police in Eloy said Diana Paris, 46, of Berlin, was killed Thursday morning.

Force Against Texas Inmates on The Rise

Correctional officers are using “major” force against inmates more often, and experts point to staff turnover, inexperience and the brutal heat of Texas summers as the most likely factors.

Grandmother frozen alive in hospital morgue

It's a case that sounds like the plot of a horror movie. A family claims a woman was prematurely declared dead at a hospital and woke up in a body bag, only to die in a freezer where her body was stored.