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In Texas, less progress on reducing teen pregnancy

 

Official: 4 die, a dozen injured in post-fireworks boat crash off Miami

An Independence Day celebration ended in tragedy when three boats collided near a Miami marina, killing four people and injuring as many as a dozen more, authorities said.

Transparency committee to remind UT System of directive

 

Hot dog! Reigning champ gets engaged, chows down on 61 franks

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.

What president would you invite to your July 4th BBQ?

For many Americans, Independence Day is a time for family, friends and barbecuing, but what if your July 4th celebration included a very patriotic guest star, say a recent commander-in-chief? Who would you invite?

Soldiers urged to stay safe over Independence Day weekend

Army leadership urges all Soldiers, family members and Army civilians to incorporate safety into their 4th of July celebrations in order to minimize any unwanted incidents during America's birthday celebration.

Future vertical lift capability focuses on tech demo

The Army-led Future Vertical Lift program is being developed to replace the service's aging helicopter fleet, and the aircraft of other services, at some point in the future.

July 4 White House ceremony: Military members become citizens

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama sought to put a human face on the heated political debate over immigration on Friday when he oversaw a naturalization ceremony for members of the military.

More protests as Southern California town expects new immigrant transfers

MURRIETA, California (CNN) -- On a holiday marking the birth of a nation of immigrants, protesters and counterprotesters began a new round of angry demonstrations Friday in a California town that was scheduled to receive new busloads of migrant

Emergency closures at Forks/Grapevine area

During the summer and fall of 2013, the Gila River reached record flow rates.  This caused extensive damage to the riverbanks and flood plains along the river. 

Oh say can you...sing?

As you catch a ball game or fireworks display this 4th of July weekend you're probably going to hear the Star Spangled Banner, a song that can be inspiring when sung well but when it's sung poorly... ouch!

Hot dog! Reigning champ gets engaged, chows down on 61 franks

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison

Joran van der Sloot has been tied to the disappearance of one woman and been convicted of murdering another. Now, he's a taken man.

Cigarroa tells Powers to resign or be fired

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa has asked University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers to resign ahead of the Board of Regents’ July 10 meeting or be fired at it, multiple s

Preacher killed with own gun in home invasion

A preacher was killed in Houston after confronting a burglar. Investigators said the murder weapon was the homeowner's gun.