| 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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Across the southeastern United States a battle is raging -- ant against ant.
On one side are the dreaded fire ants, armed with a venom that is painful to humans and often fatal to competing insects.
On the other side are the tawny crazy ants --...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON James Dean is leaning back, drawing on a cigarette, looking away from the camera as a mirror behind him in the black and white photograph creates a shadow image of a good-looking young man who, even in a quiet moment, seems remote, resistant to...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
President of MIT
Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian Revolution documentary "The Square" has won the best feature award from the International Documentary Association.
The award, presented Friday night at the Directors Guild of America theater, adds to a growing list of kudos...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Glenbard North running back Justin Jackson, St. Rita quarterback Tommy Mister, and Bolingbrook defensive back Parrker Westphal have been selected for the 2014 U.S. Under-19 National Team.
The team will play Team Canada 7:30 p.m. CT, Feb. 7 at Maverick...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:24 PM
At age 18, Garrett Gilbert was the hailed as the future of Texas football.
The son of an ex-NFL quarterback, Gilbert was a celebrated high school recruit from the Austin area in 2009. He arrived on the University of Texas campus as the heir apparent to...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:20 PM
A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.
Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Just 700 million years after the big bang, our most distant known galaxy was a cauldron of star production, churning out new suns hundreds of times faster than our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists say.
But it was only this spring, roughly 13 billion...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:42 PM
Logan Gentry said his friend Ronnie Smith, who was fatally shot while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday, did not fear his experience abroad.
Smith, 33, joked with everyone, while also caring for others and looking for ways to serve them, Gentry...