| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Babies are exposed to chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin.
A team of university environmental engineers analyzed the foam padding and plastic covers of 20 new and old...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
PARIS, Texas Deep in the heart of East Texas, gently sloping fields, fertile cropland and willowy pine trees stretch as far as the eye can see.
Horses and cattle roam the grassy land sometimes just feet above an underground pipeline stretching from...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Alexander Beggins met his future Wild Child bandmate, Kelsey Wilson, a couple of days before they were supposed to go on tour a few years ago as part of the backing band for a Danish musician, Bjarke Bendsten, otherwise known as Migrant.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Last summer, my family moved from Brooklyn to a small town in the Hudson Valley. We love our new life, but one thing about the community is not so great: It's predominantly white. What will it mean in the long run if my white children don't see and...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
RIDGELAND, Miss. — Over the bass beat coming from the band, the Rev. Charles Miller is leading his congregation in boisterous prayer.
As his voice rings out, blessing the community and the oppressed, the congregation affirming each line, he...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach.
Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University...
| Jan 25, 2014
As President Barack Obama prepares to launch a foundation to oversee plans for his presidential library and museum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making it clear that he will play a key role in determining where the project is built if Chicago is chosen as the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Although its main campus is in downtown Boston, Emerson College is staking a claim in Hollywood with a dramatic new $110-million complex to house and instruct students who come West to sample the entertainment industry.
The new Emerson building on...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
At no other time of year is Austin - the self-styled live music capital of the world - so celebrated than in March, when the throngs pour into the Texas city for the 12-day music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest.
One of the most...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 3:42 PM
In an exhibit called "Campaign 1860," former "Meet the Press" newsman Tim Russert gives a televised report on the presidential election of Abraham Lincoln.
Once lauded as innovative and imaginative, the exhibit — using the old-style tube TVs...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:00 PM
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars.
Now, an oil and gas boom is...