Pipeline safety regulators add two more conditions to the Keystone XL pipeline environmental impact statement. They were added after a safety agency sent two warning letters in relation to defects and construction problems on the pipeline.
Tourists enjoy Thailand’s white beaches and popular nightclubs despite curfews after a recent military coup. Hotels and businesses, however, have been offering promotions and “staycations” to entice more visitors after increasing trip cancellations
In a 5-4 decision, the court said that states can’t rely only on IQ scores when inmates test within a margin of error to determine whether an inmate should be disqualified from the death penalty because of a mental disability.
State Sen. Dan Patrick won a bruising campaign for the Republican nomination for Texas lieutenant governor against three-term incumbent David Dewhurst.
China is indicting fewer residents on charges of political subversion and more with crimes related to disrupting the social order. Human rights groups say the move is meant to obscure motives and avoid international criticism.
The Ukrainian government’s anti-insurgent operation heightens with one of the heaviest assaults by Ukrainian government forces yet. Recently-elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vows to negotiate a peaceful unification and end to the insurgency.
Farzana Parveen was stoned to death by her father, brothers and other relatives outside a Lahore courthouse for a marriage that was not arranged by her family. Such marriages are the norm and hundreds of women are murdered every year as punishment for adultery or illicit sexual behavior.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters anticipate a slower Atlantic hurricane season than years past. Despite the slow 2014 season, forecasters and cities are still preparing for the season with new online tools to update residents on storms.
Hall, a 91-year-old Republican, is competing in his first runoff election after serving 17 terms in the U.S. House. His challenger, John Ratcliffe, is backed by tea party groups and claims he has superior conservative credentials.
Unofficial spelling bee clubs with names like “The Order of the Squushy Carrots” and “Ghetto-pens,” allow competitors to keep in touch even when not at the Bee.
A roundup of Texas news includes George W. Bush’s partial knee replacement; a Nebraska woman eating two Big Texan steaks in 15 minutes; and a planned groundbreaking for the Jimmy Dean Museum.
A tornado with winds of 120 mph left nine people injured and damaged 15 trailers in a small oil workers’ camp outside Watford City, North Dakota Monday night.
Flash flood watches and thunderstorm warnings spread across Texas as a major storm system travels through the lower half of the state. The system has produced heavy winds and more than five inches of rain in some areas.
The average employee would have to work 257 years before he or she earned the amount one S&P 500 CEO makes in one year, according to the study. Even after boards of directors changed CEO compensation measures to more accurately reflect performance, the gap is still raising questions about where company money should go.
The hurricane seasons begins June 1. Scientists predict a milder-than-average season and hope to study the severe weather systems with remotely-guided drones.
The machines could supply information about hurricane intensity that could be the difference in deciding whether communities evacuate or not. Weather officials plan to use federal dollars stemming from Hurricane Sandy relief to fund the project.