Updated: 5:37 PM Authorities say investigators have completed their scene investigation but not ruled out criminal activity as the cause of a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed at least 14 people and flattened part of a tiny Texas town.
Updated: 4:51 PM Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates forcefully defended the Obama administration on Sunday against charges that it did not do enough to prevent the tragedy in Benghazi, telling CBS' "Face the Nation" that some critics of the administration have a "cartoonish impression of military capabilities and military forces."
Updated: 8:10 AM Members of the Texas House largely breezed through a slew of gun bills Saturday - that could change the conceal handgun licensing process, where CHL holders can carry, and how school kids are protected.
Updated: 5:03 PM The explosives that killed three and wounded more than 170 at the Boston Marathon were made of pressure cookers packed with metal and ball bearings, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.
Updated: 6:21 PM Is the Eagle Ford moving to the east? Most of the Eagle Ford Shale activity has been concentrated in a cluster of South Texas counties, particularly crude-oil-rich Gonzales, Karnes, DeWitt, La Salle and McMullen, with companies focused on drilling those highly profitable areas as quickly as possible.
Updated: 5:01 PM After little debate, the Texas Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to pass a bill that requires applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to pass a drug test to receive benefits.
Updated: 5:07 PM A lot of local law enforcement leaders have spent large parts of their careers at the departments they head up now, but Texas A&M University Police Department Chief Elmer Schneider probably has as long, if not a longer tenure than anyone in the area.