Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 15, 2013, decreased to 2,915 from the previous week's total of 3,755. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending June 16, 2012, figure of 3,806.
The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, when a marathon filibuster failed -- but so did a Republican effort to pass a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.
Today, the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations held its preliminary meeting for the investigation of the contemplated impeachment of Wallace Hall, a current member of the Board of Regents at the University of Texas
Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued today, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.
The Texas town devastated by an April fertilizer plant explosion is suing the company that supplied the plant with ammonium nitrate, arguing the supplier sold the volatile compound "blindly" to a firm that didn't handle it properl
A 5-year-old girl in New Orleans died Sunday after, police believe, she accidentally shot herself in the head.
The girl's mother faces a second-degree murder charge, the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement.