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Tourist reportedly crashes drone into Yellowstone National Park's largest hot spring

Authorities at Yellowstone National Park are investigating reports that a tourist crashed a drone into the Grand Prismatic Spring, the park's largest hot spring, on Saturday.

Charters push back against measure on school closures

In 2013, when Texas passed its first overhaul of charter school policy since 1995 — the year the publicly funded but privately operated schools were first established in the state — lawmakers included a provision intended to speed t

Texas' Gulf Coast, still battered from Ike, not ready for next storm

Nearly six years after Hurricane Ike, one of the nation’s deadliest hurricanes, struck this city, boarded-up and dilapidated houses and empty lots still punctuate the streets.

Teacher shows up drunk, without pants at first day of school

A new school teacher is missing her first week on the job after police say she showed up drunk to school. Lorie Hill was arrested Monday, the first day back at school for teachers at Wagoner High School in Oklahoma.

New poll: Many Americans pessimistic about economy

A new poll suggests many Americans have a grim outlook on the economy, despite a recent string of positive economic news. 71-percent of those surveyed in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll say the U.S.

President Obama to sign VA reform bill today, Thursday

The issue of health care for millions of veterans comes back to the forefront today (Thursday) in Washington DC.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill that would completely re-vamp the VA.

State struggles to launch energy efficiency program

 

Dish Network's Internet clients may get cable

It's hard to get those pesky mobile Millennials to watch TV, but Dish Network thinks it knows how to do it -- just call it the Internet.

Wi-Fi flaw gives up your password

Some popular home Wi-Fi routers use dumb computer chips that let hackers steal your password with a single try.

Open carry kid's book a sensation

A children's book about gun rights has benefited from an unexpected boost in sales after it became the subject of a mocking segment on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week.

Drunk teacher passes out in classroom first week on the job

A new school teacher is missing her first week on the job after police said she showed up drunk to school. Lorie Hill was arrested Monday, the first day back at school for teachers at Wagoner High School in Oklahoma.

Princeton Review rankings: Did your school make the list?

The Princeton Review released it's annual ranking of American universities and a handful of Texas college made the list in several categories.

Texas dance halls disappearing

Some of the biggest stars in country music got their starts playing in small Texas dance halls, but some of these Texas institutions are fading into the past.

EPA's proposed emissions limits drawing debate

In this city east of Houston, petrochemical facilities are a common part of the landscape and a major engine for the local economy.

Years after tragedy, calls for mental health screening

It has been 13 years since Clear Lake stay-at-home mom Andrea Yates phoned 911 to inform police she had just drowned her five children.