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McDonald's wants to trademark "McBrunch"

Burgers, fries...brunch? McDonald's wants to trademark the word "McBrunch," according to documents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Verizon offers iPhone 6 for free

The iPhone 6 hasn't even been released yet, but there's already a way to get it for free.

Obama outlines strategy to fight ISIS: Airstrikes in Syria, more U.S. troops

It's time to go after ISIS in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said Wednesday night in a nationally televised address intended to sell stepped-up military efforts to a war-weary public.

History Scholars Criticize Social Studies Textbooks

Scholars recruited by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund are criticizing social studies textbooks under state consideration, saying the books offer distorted views on history and current events.

Texas adds more private sector jobs than any other state in August

Texas added more non-farming private sector jobs than any other state last month, but still is falling short of the six-month average.

Student loan debt surges for senior citizens

When they should be worrying about affording retirement, a growing number of senior citizens are drowning in student loan debt instead.

5 million Gmail passwords leaked

A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum Wednesday

Senator: State not moving to make Voter IDs available

More than a week ago, Texas Senate Democrats put Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry on notice: They wanted

SOTX announces events for Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

For the fifth-straight year, Special Olympics will celebrate the life, mission and accomplishments of its founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, around the world by designating Saturday, September 27 as EKS Day.

Despite huge warchest, Abbott still fundraising

*Correction appended

Willie Tyrone Trottie faces execution

*Correction appended A Texas death row inmate who fatally shot his estranged girlfriend and her brother in 1993 is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night in Huntsville.

Ray Rice video: Critics call for NFL leader's firing over handling of attack

As an uproar grows over a video showing star player Ray Rice's ferocious blow on his now-wife, calls for the firing of the NFL's leader are getting louder.

Study links teen pot use to dropping out of school

A study published this week says teenagers who use marijuana daily before age 17 are 60 percent less likely to graduate high school than kids who have never used pot.

Duchess of Cambridge cancels public engagements due to morning sickness

LONDON (CNN) -- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will not attend Wednesday's opening ceremony or subsequent competitions in the Invictus Games for injured veterans in London, Kensington Palace said.