Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor of a family massacre in Texas, speaks during a community memorial at Lemm Elementary School on Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Spring, Texas. Cassidy was grazed in the head during Wednesday's attack that killed her parents and four siblings. She played dead until the shooter left, then despite suffering a fractured skull managed to call 911. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

HOUSTON (AP) — A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she’s on the road to recovery. The Houston Chronicle reports that […]



Apartment in Houston destroyed by fire

Houston fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a huge apartment complex that was under construction. Construction workers were the only people on the site when the blaze broke […]


Aug. 22, 2013: Former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Barbara Bush remains hospitalized in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue, but her condition hasn’t changed, a spokesman for her husband’s office said Wednesday. Bush, 88, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital […]


AP graph shows average salaries in Major League Baseball from 1970-2013.

MLB average salary up 5.4 percent to $3.39 million

NEW YORK (AP) — While the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years and the attention of the players’ union. The […]


Education Secretary Arne Duncan (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Education Dept awards $120 million to districts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students will earn an associate’s degree and a high school diploma at the same time. Every student will have a laptop to take home at night. And teachers will be retrained to […]


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Astronaut may get Christmas wish for spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio may get his Christmas wish for a spacewalk or two because of a broken cooling system. Mastracchio, an experienced spacewalker, said he’s more than ready […]


A sample of a new, high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project the Western Governors Association plans to unveiled in Las Vegas on Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner).

Western governors show wildlife maps

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Governors in 16 states unveiled a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project Thursday that they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region’s environmental treasures — an ambitious […]


Passenger awakes to find himself locked in plane

HOUSTON (AP) — The captain of an oil platform supply boat in the Gulf of Mexico is no stranger to bumps and other movement while he sleeps. So when Tom Wagner nodded off on a […]


Jos. A. Bank company logo (AP Photo)

Men’s Wearhouse now in pursuit of Jos. A. Bank

NEW YORK (AP) — Never say never. Just when it looked like a potential combination of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank was dead in the water, the script has been flipped. Now it’s Men’s […]


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Crews make progress on Sonoma County wildfire

THE GEYSERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress in containing a late-season wildfire burning in geothermal energy fields in Sonoma County. California fire officials say the McCabe Fire has consumed about 5.2 square miles, […]




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