The Defense Department said Russia is pulling away many of its 40,000 troops that were massed along its border with Ukraine.
For the first time in 52 years, two winners share the championship title at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But before Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe duked it out in the 24-word final round, their fellow competitors left the audience with a few moments to smile about.
After stellar performances at home, Oklahoma City tripped on the road in San Antonio, 117-89. Game 6 is Saturday in Oklahoma City.
A roundup of Texas news that includes a man arrested for entering an elementary school with a gun; a sex offender accused in plot to kill judge; and three relatives removed from a school board.
After completing 10 days of intensive copy editing preparation at The University of Texas at Austin, 13 college students and recent college graduates will spend their summer at paid daily newspaper internships.
Despite ongoing health ailments, the long-reigning monarch and Prince Philip will attend a 70th anniversary commemoration next week honoring those who gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day invasion.
The attorney general wants Missouri to create its own execution drugs as controversy mounts over the state’s refusal to reveal the origin of its current supply. Meanwhile, Texas’ attorney general said Thursday that it did not have to disclose the source of its lethal injection drugs.
The North Texas Municipal Water District utilizes a $300 million treatment plant project to use water from Lake Texoma once again. Rain over Memorial Day weekend improves drought conditions in the worst areas across the state.
A roundup of the latest news from around the world includes the CIA’s plans to wind down the drone program in Pakistan, China’s loosening of the one-child policy and Thailand’s ban on all anti-coup protests.
Villagers found the two sisters’ bodies hanging from the tree and sat underneath to protest the slow action of the police. Four have been arrested, including two police officers.
Open Carry Tarrant County has brought a lawsuit against Arlington claiming a recently-amended ordinance that bans approaching people in their cars on busy roadways interferes with its First Amendment rights.
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi handily triumphed over opponent Hamdeen Sabahi in his bid for the Egyptian presidency, winning more than 92 percent of the vote, according to his campaign. But low turnout and public skepticism tainted what el-Sissi had hoped would be a more resounding victory.
A Texas woman was killed in an explosion that destroyed her home Wednesday. Her 4-month-old daughter, who was also in the home at the time, did not appear to be injured.
A 23-year-old woman attaches nuggets of marijuana to fliers she posted around the city to give people a break from everyday stress during Memorial Day weekend. She has also passed out pot in New York City.
Several students at Wasatch High School near Salt Lake City spoke out upon seeing digitally altered yearbook photos, saying higher necklines and sleeves were drawn onto original portraits to cover up bare skin. While school officials promise to review photo editing protocol for future years, school dress codes continue to present various issues across the country.
In the national roundup, the man arrested for rushing and touching Brad Pitt has a history of getting too close to celebreties; England announced it will finally release its Iraq report after it has been delayed because of communications with the U.S.; and two Massachusetts inmates who were incarcerated with a life without parole sentence are going to be the first to have a parole hearing since it reversed its mandatory life sentence for those under 18.
The Republican nominee for governor said Thursday the supplier would be in danger if identified. Meanwhile, Missouri’s attorney general said his state should create its own laboratory for execution drugs rather than relying on outside sources.
Support for the Veterans Affairs secretary fades with the release of the inspector general’s report and fall election campaigns.
Rikers Island corrections officer Carol Lackner, who was suspended for 30 days after the Feb. 15 death of an inmate because she left her post without permission, had a history of doing so. In 2010, she was disciplined for leaving the post and prison entirely, without permission. The case is bringing attention to the city’s capability of treating the mentally ill.
Residents of a small Boulder, Colorado, neighborhood rally to support the sentencing of former police officer Sam Carter, who has been accused of multiple charges after killing a popular elk. “Big Boy” was a prominent member of the Mapleton Hill community and now residents are planning a permanent memorial in his remembrance.
SpaceX, a private space flight company, has launch sites in Florida and California, with a considerations for a commercial launch site in Brownsville, Texas under discussion. A final federal environmental review reveals that building and operating a launch site on Texas’s southern coast would not negatively affect protected animal species in the region.