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New study: 1 in 4 young teens meet screen-time guidelines

New government statistics show, only 27-percent of kids ages 12-15 meet the recommended limit of two hours or less of TV plus computer use daily.

4 kids, 2 adults killed in domestic shooting near Houston

(CNN) -- Two adults and four children were killed in a domestic shooting in Spring, Texas, on Wednesday night, said Harris County Constable Ron Hickman.

Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured Soldiers

A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

Colorado's same-sex marriage ban shouldn't stand, judge rules

A state judge struck down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but he prevented gay and lesbian couples from immediately marrying by staying his decision.

Obama, Perry meet in Texas amid 'urgent humanitarian situation'

President Barack Obama spoke about the immigration crisis on the southern border Wednesday in Texas, urging Congress to focus on solving the problem swiftly, saying it has the capacity to do so by approving his emergency $3.7 billion proposal.<

Free Slurpees! 7-Eleven celebrates 7/11

7-Eleven is celebrating its namesake corporate holiday on July 11, otherwise known as 7/11, with a raft of free food.

Cigarroa: Powers to resign effective June 2

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that UT-Austin President Bill Powers will resign effective June 2, 2015.

Police officer removes snake from toilet

A bathroom break for one worker at an Alabama construction office ended with an unexpected scare. Willie Harris says he couldn't believe his eyes.

Aftershocks continue to shake New Mexico - Arizona Border

Residents of Southern New Mexico and Eastern Arizona continue to report aftershocks in the wake of the 5.2 earthquake that struck just northwest of Lordsburg, NM on June 27, 2014.

Louisiana man finds the word 'God' inside eggplant

In Louisiana, a cook says he got some Heavenly encouragement in the form of an eggplant.

Some worry traffic issues will stem Texas' growth

 

Wal-Mart ranked as World's Largest Company

Based on revenue, Walmart is the World's Largest Company that according to Fortune Magazine's Global 500 list. Walmart earned 476 billion dollars this year.

Drinking a cup of joe may help with exercise

If you're a coffee lover, here's some good news. Drinking a cup of joe before a workout can help burn more calorie. That's the conclusion of a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise.

Immigration: Obama, Perry to meet

President Obama is nearly doubling the amount of money he's requesting from Congress to help in the battle over the border.

Despite success, some shortcomings in Texas higher ed

For nearly 14 years, the state's higher education policy has been guided by a plan, adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, called "Closing the Gaps by 2015." As the name suggests, time is running short.