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Man swallows drugs in traffic stop, dies

A man is dead after Beaumont police say he swallowed some type of drug following a traffic stop.

TEA Chief circumvents state board charter school veto

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has used his waiver authority to effectively overrule a vote by the State Board of Education to deny an Arizona-based

FACE OF DEFENSE: France honors World War II veterans

Seven World War II veterans from Hawaii received the French Nation Order of the Legion of Honor aboard the French floréal-class frigate FS Prairial Wednesday.

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in US waters

The Coast Guard spotted five, pursued three and interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel in U.S. waters Tuesday afternoon.

Apparently it pays well to work for the White House

It apparently pays well to work for the White House. The average salary for an employee there is 83-thousand-dollars. That's 32-thousand dollars more than the typical U.S. households annual income.

New study: Lack of sleep can age brain

A new study suggests that a lack of sleep for older people makes their brains age faster. Researchers at the Duke- NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore conducted the study.

Target is telling customers to leave their firearms at home

Target is asking customers to leave their guns at home.

Wichita Falls considering chemical for drought relief


Wichita Falls considering chemical for drought relief

    Desperate to keep the precious little water left in its reservoirs from evaporating, the city of Wichita Falls may turn to a chalk-like powder for help.

'Hot Felon' scores modeling contract

This is probably no surprise but the "hot convict" has apparently landed a modeling contract and he's not even out of jail yet.

Sweet sips: What's in your drink?

Sugar has become public enemy No. 1 in the nutrition field -- doctors and public health advocates alike are "Fed Up" with the amount Americans are consuming.

Alvarez talks about matchup with Lara

Five days before he heads to Las Vegas, popular Mexican superstar and former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez participated in a media workout Tuesday before dozens of TV cameras, print and internet reporters, blogger

5 things Obama can and can't do on immigration

President Barack Obama is vowing to act on his own due to House inaction on immigration reform that proponents say could help address a wave of undocumented kids crossing the border from Mexico. But there are limits to the power of his pen.

Some infant car seats recalled

Graco has agreed to recall 1-point-9 million infant car seats under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Don't toss out good eating habits aside during vacation

If you're traveling for the July 4th holiday, you don't have to toss your good eating habit aside.