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DPS Museum Day offers interactive fun for families

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) invites the public to attend the DPS Museum Day on Sunday, Sept.

Convicted high school shooter TJ Lane back in custody after prison escape

 T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer who escaped from an Ohio prison where he was serving three life sentences for a school shooting, has been captured.

Ray Rice case: Did NFL execs know the truth earlier?

Did NFL executives see video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee inside a casino elevator? Perhaps as critically: Did they even need to?

UT System seeks partnerships, space research in Mexico

Randall Charbeneau, an assistant vice chancellor for research at the University of Texas System, was surprised to learn that the system did not have an agreement with Mexico to foster student and faculty exchanges and research collaboration.

Analysis: It's a lot easier to rule with a mandate

  Ted Cruz had a mandate. So did Joe Straus.

Big solar storm heading toward Earth

This is not your usual weather forecast. Big storms are brewing. Your umbrella won't help, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy.

Clinton tops Democrats in Iowa poll

Hillary Clinton would be the 2016 Presidential nominee if Democrats in Iowa had their way, that's according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.

McBrunch anyone?

Burgers, fries...brunch? McDonald's wants to trademark the word "McBrunch." The burger chain filed an application with the U.S.Patent and Trademark office in July.

America's most dangerous jobs

America's workplace got safer last year. But these workers were still at a much higher risk of fatal injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Loggers Deaths per 100,000 workers: 91.3

California becomes second state with paid sick days

California just became the second state in the nation to give paid sick days to workers.

Workplace deaths decline, but Texas still fares worst

How disdain for government regulation sparked a “Texas miracle” economy — while tearing down protections for the workers who built it.

Facebook testing disappearing posts

If you want to use Facebook a little more like Snapchat, you might soon get your chance.

James Foley's mother 'appalled' by how U.S. government handled her son's case

The mother of James Foley -- an American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants -- said she is "embarrassed and appalled" by how the U.S.

New Mexico Healthcare Facilities Meet National Infection Prevention Goals

The New Mexico Department of Health announced that New Mexico healthcare facilities are meeting several national healthcare-associated infection prevention goals.

Starbucks saying yes to tatoos?

Starbucks might soon give baristas the right to bare ink. The company currently has a no-tattoo policy for the men and women whipping up our caramel macchiatos, but its reconsidering it.