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U.S. rail agency issues tough standards after Canada derailment

Joe SterlingCNN(CNN) -- Last month's deadly rail accident in Canada spurred the top U.S. rail agency to toughen safety standards, specifically for the transport...

D/FW Airport among sites to get customs program

 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Six locations in California, Florida and Texas are going to be taking part in a pilot program designed to reduce...

FEMA approves aid for Texas fertilizer plant blast

 WILL WEISSERT,Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild the...

Casino Beach plans change, await City Council approval

   Casino Beach in an undated photo (archives)     A. Lee Graham Reporter   Changes to Casino Beach development plans have prompted the Fort...

Groundbreaking for Rock Springs Woods restoration

Mayor Betsy Price presided at a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday morning to mark the beginning of the restoration of the historic Rock Springs Woods...

DA fires investigator who invokes 5th Amendment

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas district attorney has fired an investigator who invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when called to...

FACT CHECK: Obama understates Keystone XL jobs

File photo   MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has revived debate about the number of jobs that would be created...

Chemical rule review in wake of West explosion

JULIE PACE,AP White House CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ordering federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to...

Rick Perry among 2016 Republicans heading to South Carolina

File photo   By Peter Hamby, CNN political reporter   Washington, D.C. (CNN) – Three prominent Republican governors thought to have designs on the...

Cruz: Grassroots uprising can stop health care law

WILL WEISSERT,Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that a federal government shutdown may be necessary to halt the White...

T board advances TEX Rail project by designating its first phase

photo courtesy of The TA. Lee GrahamReporterThe Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s board of directors plans to take action at its Aug. 12 meeting to...

Perry: House ‘needlessly delayed’ roads amendment

 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry says its unacceptable for the Texas Legislature to finish its second special session without approving additional funding...

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Ginsburg makes history at Capitol amid replacement turmoil

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  lay in state Friday...

Live venues are the lifeblood of music culture and must survive

Alexandros Skandalis, Lancaster University People use live music as...

Initial public offerings to debut next week include sporty Texas offering

NEW YORK (AP) — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF...

Probe into ‘discarded’ ballots becomes campaign outrage fuel

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The news release from a U.S....